Nifty Scrivener Trick

For the past several years my writing tool of choice has been Scrivener. It has features I have not yet even had time to explore, but even with all it’s power it has a mercifully short learning curve 1. One of the biggest reasons I continue to come back to Scrivener, is its excellent Composition…

It’s about time – Aeon Timeline

As Christmas approached my inbox received a message from the good folks at Literature & Latte, the makers of Scrivener. Inside the message were a number of special offers for several apps which pair well with Scrivener 1. One of these was a 25% discount on an application I’d been spying for some time Aeon…

An afternoon with a friend

This afternoon I had lunch with ABCNJ’s Regional Pastor. He’s been on sabbatical for the last couple of weeks and it was good to sit down and simple converse as friends. My rule was “no shop talk,” I tried desperate not to bring up anything ABCNJ. I succeeded, mostly. After lunch which I headed back…

Covering Up

As many readers of Painfully Hopeful know, I’ve been writing a serialized novel on Tuesdays entitled Welcome to the Valleys. It’s been a whole lot of fun to do, and weeks ago it became the longest work of fiction I’ve ever written – and I’m only in Chapter 3! To better organize the project I…

Blogging with Scrivener, one month in

The end of August marked my first full month of using Scrivener as my full-time blogging tool. While I continue to miss features like in-line markdown preview, I don’t see myself leaving it’s friendly confines any time soon 1. I have fallen in love with composition mode. This distraction-free environment is made all the more…

The Scrivener migration

Over vacation I used Scrivener to keep my posts organized as I travelled. The ability to set up the days of my vacation weeks, and know at a glance if I had anything written for a given day, was fantastic. So fantastic, in fact, when I returned home I decided to continue using Scrivener as…