I have had Scrivener and worked with it on Divining Murder, but after a version I had crashed, along with a computer I had, although I recovered all the files, I felt I had little confidence and stopped using it. It wasn’t Scrivener’s fault, but there was the extra trouble of opening files. Fiddly. But I downloaded another trial and began to use it again there were things I really wanted to do, and I knew Scrivener could do them, but I couldn’t make it obey me. How much different do I feel now? Very. And it’s because of one man and one course, Joseph Michael and Learn Scrivener Fast. learnscrivenerfast.com/ Here are the Ten Wonderful Things (of many): 1. Jeff’s innovative system involves videos that are, in general, less that 2 minutes long. For some reason the more than 100 short videos seem to really stick. 2. If you still don’t get it, there are screenshots of each move he makes, so that you can follow along. 3. Then of course the Units and videos are listed for easy reference when you have to go back and check on one of the hundreds of Scrivener functions that are on offer. 4. The basics module alerted me to many new possibilities in the most friendly, easy-to-learn manner. 5. There is no fluff in Joseph’s course, no filler, it is straight to information. 6. He assumes no before-hand information. 7. The Basics Unit gets you started quickly. 8. The Ninja Tricks Unit will have you using new facilities like a pro. 9. The Blogging Unit helps you plan and organise your blog(s) and social media posts and produce so much more output quickly and efficiently. 10. The introduction of Markdown (simple html) will keep your blog posts looking professional. 11. ( I had to...) The bonus videos of how the Pros use Scrivener in their everyday life is very enlightening (includes a New York Times bestselling author, a Marketing guru and a pro-blogger)
I am not affiliated to Joseph’s teaching, but I think I should be, because I could go on singing the courses praises interminably. I am a space cadet. I would never have put the effort into learning all the fab stuff Scrivener can do for me if Joseph Michael hadn’t led me gently, but firmly by the hand to success.