Scrivener - amazing writing software for Mac OS - is the topic of our Wednesday, November 5, 2014 meeting. Our guest speaker is Gwen Hernandez, live via 2-way video. There is no admission charge and is open to the public.
What is Scrivener? Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft.
Writing a novel, research paper, script or any long-form text involves more than hammering away at the keys until you’re done. Collecting research, ordering fragmented ideas, shuffling index cards in search of that elusive structure—most writing software is fired up only after much of the hard work is done. Enter Scrivener: a word processor and project management tool that stays with you from that first, unformed idea all the way through to the final draft. Outline and structure your ideas, take notes, view research alongside your writing and compose the constituent pieces of your text in isolation or in context. Scrivener won't tell you how to write—it just makes all the tools you have scattered around your desk available in one application.
Who uses Scrivener? All kinds of writers use Scrivener. New users and people curious about writing are invited to the presentation. Scrivener is used by many types of writers, including columnists, novelists, scriptwriters, academics, students, lawyers, journalists, and translators.
Who is Gwen Hernandez? Gwen is the author of Scrivener for Dummies. Here is a description of the book: No matter what you write, Scrivener makes it easier. Whether you’re a planner, a seat-of-the-pants writer, or something in between, Scrivener provides tools for every stage of the writing process. Scrivener For Dummies walks you step by step through this popular writing software’s best features. This book starts with the new user in mind, but even experienced scriveners will find something new to love about their favorite writing software. Here’s a sample of what you’ll find inside. – Understanding and customizing project templates. – Compiling (exporting) your project for print and e-book. – Setting up project and document targets to keep you on track and on deadline. – Writing distraction free with composition (full screen) mode. – Storyboarding with the corkboard. – Creating collections, and understanding their value. – Setting up automated backups to protect your hard work. From idea inception to manuscript submission, Scrivener for Dummies makes it easier than ever to plan, write, organize, and revise your masterpiece in Scrivener for Mac.
Event Logistics: The Chicago Apple User Group presents Scrivener for everyone, featuring Gwen Hernandez Live via 2-way video Wednesday November 5, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Whitney Young Magnet High School 211 S. Laflin, Chicago, IL 60607 Map to meeting: http://goo.gl/maps/6DRDX Public transportation: #126 Jackson bus and the the #9 Ashland bus, and the Racine stop on the Blue Line. No Cost Open to everyone