Sunday, September 11, 2011

NaNo and Scriveners--a Perfect Team

Hola mis amigos,
A few years back my son wrote a Harry Potter Fan Fic.  It is about 12 chapters and very well done.  It was never pulled into a book format, but this year my niece finished all the HP books and my sister thought that it would be nice for her to read his story, so I thought…what a great win/win.  I will use Scriveners to pull his chapters into a book format and I learn the program and see if it fits my needs.  I went to the Scriveners site and downloaded the free 30 day trial of Scriveners to see if it would meet my needs, and boy, was I impressed. 

The organizational structure, the flexibility, the ease of use, and the tutorial are soooo wonderful.  It will not write your novel for you, but it will help you organize your research, organize your plot ideas, keep track of your characters characteristics, help you with timelines, and just plain keeping the story straight.  I am not one who likes to learn new programs, but this one…is a keeper.  If you have a Mac or a PC and are looking for a way to organize your novel, check them out free for 30 days. Scriveners seems like the perfect binder for organizing thoughts, poems, songs, plots, and quotes. 

Of course the moleskin books are still the BEST for the pesky thoughts that hit you in the middle of nowhere, when you least expect it.  I will be sharing my journey of plot, characters, scene, dialogue, and noveling here…so stay tuned.

If you have another program that you use that you just love, please let me know.  I do love Scriveners, but am open to looking at others if they are easy to use.

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Con un pan y cafecito, seguimos adelante!!!


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