Scrivener Tips

Belinda Crawford has an interesting idea of using the idea of beats inherent in a number of novel structuring approaches. (The post is full of useful links.) What I really want is a copy of the Scrivener document/template which is shown in the image.

How to Insert Images into a Scrivener Document

1. Select the desired document, and click within the editor in the exact location where you’d like to insert the image.

2. Type `<$img:ImageName>` (where ImageName is the name of the image as it appears in the Binder).

**NOTE**: To determine the size of the image, you can enter either its height or width and the image will adjust the other measurement accordingly. You can also enter both dimensions, if desired. Do so in the following manner: `<$img:ImageName;w=100>` to assign a width of 100 pixels

Scrivener Tips (links)

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.

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