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Scrivener For Dummies by Gwen Hernandez

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Introduction

If writing tools were teachers, your word processor would be the one who admonishes you to color within the lines and always use green for grass. Scrivener would be the cool teacher who encourages you to draw your own picture and praises your purple sun.

Don’t get me wrong: Word processors have their place. But although they provide the tools to make your manuscript look pretty, they force you to write in a linear fashion that just doesn’t match the way many writers work.

Scrivener, on the other hand, is so flexible, it could teach yoga. The program bends over backwards to accommodate your writing needs. Want to write the ending first? Go for it! Want to look only at scenes from one character or storyline? No problem.

Scrivener’s flexibility makes it powerful — but sometimes a bit overwhelming, which is where this book comes in. In these pages, you can figure out many of Scrivener’s jaw-dropping moves so that, before long, you too can bend like a pretzel in pursuit of writerly nirvana.

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