A bridge over a beautiful waterfall

A bridge over a beautiful waterfall
Nature brings magic

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sunday 'fess up...Anni has a new toy

Hello everyone!

This week Anni has a new toy to play with, courtesy of @KDSarge from Twitter.  (Go buy her books.  No seriously, she's awesome.  Go here and here to buy her books.)  KD gave me access to the full Windows version of Scrivener.  You can find Scrivener here.

If you don't know what Scrivener is, it's an amazing word processing/research holding/editing program for writers.  You would not believe all the stuff you can do with this program.  I'm still learning all that can be done with this program, given that I've only had it for the last 2 days.  I've already used it to divide ONLY A NAME into chapters, and I'm now going over each chapter individually to do the edits.  It's making it a whole lot easier.

Scrivener has a cork board function where you can see your chapters laid out like index cards pinned to a cork board.  It has an outline format.  When you're done, you can compile your document and export it in e-book format - or so I'm led to understand by the tutorial.  I haven't tried that yet.  But it's awesome and I would recommend it for any author.  You can get it for both Windows and Mac.

That leads us to the writing update for this week.  Finished the outline for Raghnall's story, though I'm constantly tweaking that as I work some things out.  Back to editing ONLY A NAME.  I read through CRACKED WORLD too and all I can say is ouch.  I'm all over the place with that book.  It's going to take some major rewrites to get it into any kind of cohesive whole, and I'm not in the mood to work on that right now.  I'm more interested in getting ONLY A NAME into shape.

That's it for this week.  Here's some music videos for you to enjoy.


  1. Annikka - tell me how this is going along...it looks realllly complicated for someone who isn't great with new programs! lol

    1. I've been working with it for a while now. It is a little complicated at first. But I went online and found all of their video tutorials and watched them (some more than once because I'm slow when it comes to learning new things) and it's helped. I'm still primarily writing in Open Office, but when I'm done I copy/paste it into Scrivener and that's when I start breaking things down into chapters and doing my serious edits.

      My new project I think I'll try writing only in Scrivener. I'll be doing a blog post on Scrivener at some point in the future. Probably in the next few weeks. I'm slow when it comes to my blog these days.