Do you ever feel like you spend more energy wrangling your word processing software than actually writing? Have you —
- Lost a scene when you tried to move it to the place where it fits better in the story?
- Driven yourself crazy trying to get the formatting — not to mention the story elements — unified across the whole book?
- Wished for an easy and reliable way to keep past versions of your work, just in case this big change you’re making doesn’t work out?
- Hunted for hours on your hard drive to find that essential piece of research you know you filed somewhere?
I have a one-word answer for you: Scrivener.
Scrivener is a writing program that helps you organize and manage your work, from earliest notes through final draft.
To save your sanity for the important work of writing, Oregon Writers Colony will offer a workshop titled Introduction to Scrivener.
You’ll get hands-on experience with this dynamic writers’ tool and learn how to use it to take your book from planning through submission.
Our three-hour walk through Scrivener’s main features will save you time learning the program and give you a smooth transition from your frustration machine to your new writing software.
Maybe you want to explore before you commit. No problem. Scrivener offers a generous free trial (30 days of actual use, no matter how many months that might take). And if you do decide to buy the software, class participants will get a coupon for 20 percent off the regular price of $45 for Mac and $40 for Windows.
Longtime Scrivener user Jan Bear will lead this hands-on workshop, and we’ll also have helpers available to make sure you get the most out of the experience. Workshop participants will need to bring a laptop for practice, but WiFi connection won’t be necessary.
The Introduction to Scrivener workshop happens from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 6, in Room GRW 108, in the Library of Concordia University,2811 NE Holman St, Portland. (PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A CHANGE OF VENUE FROM WHAT WAS ORIGINALLY PLANNED.)
The price is $70 for members, $110 for non-members. There’s room for a maximum of 20 participants, so sign up early.
Download the registration form to pay by check.