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Learning Scrivener

I found out about the program Scrivener through one of my favorite bloggers here, Jessica Bakkers.  She just happened to mention the program in a  comment so I checked it out.

This program is incredible!  Although there is a learning curve involved, I can already tell that this program is something that I will use.  If you want more detailed info, you can go here and check it out.  They give you a free 30 day trial to try it out and a great tutorial.  So there is no risk.

I have been struggling with trying to figure out a way to correct the mess I’ve made of the first draft of my novel.  You can read about my ordeal here.  I have several versions floating around.  😦  Scrivener is the answer!

I spent time going through the tutorial and then importing my different versions.  With Scrivener, I’m going to be able to combine the different versions into one cohesive manuscript.  A miracle!

I have a long way to go, but I made good progress today and I can see light at the end of the tunnel.

Thank you Jess!



Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing, Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

14 thoughts on “Learning Scrivener

  1. I’ve had this thing in my applications folder for a while now, along with Ulysses. I still tend to compose my simple blog posts right in WP, but now you are giving me a reason to go take a look at them again. Thanks for that!


      1. I found that Ulysses is for Apple products only. I own a PC.

        I find that Word, or other simple processing programs work fine for blogging or relatively short projects. For WP, I usually use the one right in WP for most of my posts. But I needed something that would handle a large project. My novel will be hundreds of pages. Too big for Word, to be able to sort & manipulate.

        Wet feet is a good thing! 🙂 Thanks for looking in on me!

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  2. Thank you Penny for driving my attention to this application (and thanks to Jessica too). I’ve been always interested in organizing my writings starting with my papers in university to my memories. I tried many good noting applications such as Evernote then OneNote and Words processing ones. This seems an advanced one. I’m working on testing it. Thank you again.


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