Organizing Your Work with the Binder
In This Chapter
Looking at Scrivener documents and folders
Branching off from the root folders
Putting the elements of your project in place
Adjusting items in Scrivener
Through the Binder, Scrivener gives you total control over how you organize your manuscript. By using folders to separate it into chapters or parts — or anything else you can think of — you can quickly and easily navigate through your work.
When I write, I like to get all the scenes down without worrying about dividing them into chapters until later. Because I’ve recently started doing some basic outlining before I start, I now set up four folders — one for each of the book’s parts — and add the newest scene to whichever part it belongs. At the end, I go back and group the scenes into chapter folders.
Scrivener gives you the flexibility to write (or, at least, synopsize) out of order, if desired. And unlike in a word processor, where you might have to create a separate file for those scenes you weren’t ready for, or keep pushing the out-of-order scenes to the bottom ...