I will have more to say about the writing of the current book — specifically how *not* to write a book as well as some practices I hope to put in place for the *next* book — once it is done. (I have been collecting the *donts* for a little while now.)
In the mean time, and especially for my students who have adopted [Scrivener] based on my perhaps overly enthusiastic endorsement of the application, I have a number of links to tips for using it:
* The best argument for [how to use Scrivener] comes from a former anti-Scrivener writer, who along the way also compiles a great list of usage tips.
* The British novelist David Hewson’s use of Scrivener is something over which to marvel: he uses a lot of the application’s features and he gets a lot of work done. Check out his: [“Five top Scrivener tips”][davidhewson], [“Managine Revisions in Scrivener”][davidhewson 2], and, finally, [“More favourite Scrivener tips from the past”][davidhewson 3].
* If that isn’t enough to keep you busy reading for a good hour, then you can start with the robust collection of tips at the [Simply Scrivener][simplyscrivener] site.
* And for the thesis/dissertation writers, the Macademic blog offers you [“5 reasons to write your thesis in Scrivener”][macademic].
* [Gwen Hernandez] points out that you can find **in-line annotation** easily using the *formatted* option in Find and that you can narrow the search using *contains*. In-line annotations are a great way to make notes to yourself, but you can mark them for exclusion on any output you create so that they remain notes only to yourself.
* [Gene Lempp] has a comprehensive post on all the ways you can format chapter headings, especially for ebook outputs — I’m talking custom images, fancy type faces, the works.
[how to use Scrivener]: http://lifehacker.com/how-scrivener-helped-me-organize-all-my-writing-1599446028
[davidhewson 2]: http://davidhewson.com/2013/12/11/managing-revisions-in-scrivener/
[davidhewson 3]: http://davidhewson.com/2013/12/12/more-favourite-scrivener-tips-from-the-past/
[Gwen Hernandez]: http://gwenhernandez.com/2010/04/13/tech-tuesday-annotations-in-scrivener/
[Gene Lempp]: http://genelempp.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/3-minutes-to-better-scrivener-chapter-headings/