I came upon two posts today discussing Scrivener. This is a word processing program that is aimed at writers. Some writers have embraced the program while others find the learning curve too steep to bother with.
If you’re me, you simply prefer one over the other. I didn’t want to spend more time learning a program to replace a program I already knew well and gain very little benefit. So opted to stick with Word. Scrivener appeared too disjointed for the way I see the world.
Also, the many things people praise Scrivener for are things I’ve already learned to do in MS Word. Except it was easier to figure out in Word.
The first post today comes from The Book Designer: Scrivener, Is it Really Worth the Bother?
This is actually a post leading up to a post for a later date to explain how the author solved his issues with Scrivener. You see, the author didn’t exactly embrace Scrivener either. The reason: too steep of a learning curve. I could write a book for the amount of time it would take me to learn Scrivener.
The second post appearing in my in box today comes from Beyond Paper Editing: How to Make Word Behave Like Scrivener. The author of this post explains how she organises sections of her manuscript by dragging around the headings. This is exactly what I’m doing as I write my first non-fiction book. The process is easy to understand and easy to execute.
Has anyone else discovered this wonderful feature in Word? Do you use it? Do you fully understand the explanation at Beyond Paper Editing? If not, let me know and I’ll create a post to help you understand.