Learn Creative Writing with Scrivener

Here are four articles about how to write with Scrivener. I wrote and published the articles on  The Write Practice, a great blog to learn about craft and writing tools out there.

UPDATE (February 1, 2015): I’ve partnered with The Write Practice to put all these resources together in a FREE ebook. It’s called 7 Tools to Help You Write a Novel, and when you sign up you can get it in .mobi, .epub, and .pdf formats!

In order of publication:

So you want to write fiction. Where do you begin? And what creative writing tools do you need to accomplish your writing goals?

How To Create a Character Sketch Using Scrivener

How do you create compelling characters?

Nothing is born in a vacuum. Characters don’t emerge fully formed. Creating compelling characters is a process of getting to know them and working to make them come to life. They’re developed through character sketches, through the writing process itself, through lots feedback, and diligent revision.

How To Create a Character Sketch Using Scrivener

How do you create compelling characters?

Nothing is born in a vacuum. Characters don’t emerge fully formed. Creating compelling characters is a process of getting to know them and working to make them come to life. They’re developed through character sketches, through the writing process itself, through lots feedback, and diligent revision.

A Writer’s Cheatsheet to Plot and Structure

Plot and structure are like gravity. You can work with them or you can fight against them, but either way they’re as real as a the keyboard at your fingertips.

Getting a solid grasp on the foundations of plot and structure, and learning to work in harmony with these principles, will take your stories to the next level.

Most of the articles center around using Scrivener to write fiction. But whatever your writing of choice—fiction, creative nonfiction, blogs, your doctoral thesis—there’s a way to use Scrivener for what you do.

Thanks to Joe and the team at the Write Practice for letting me contribute.

Are there any other topics you’d be interested in reading about when it comes to using Scrivener, or creative writing? Let me know by leaving a comment, and I’ll give you any advice I have on the topic.

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