Partnership to Success and Scrivener

Hello again everyone.

Have you ever needed to find a piece of information that you know is right under your nose but you can’t quite put your thumb on it? Well this week it happened to me.

I needed to look up something from the past tutorials of Partnership to Success. Now I do know that all the videos have descriptions. However, for the information I needed to find the video descriptions were not quite enough. So I spent quite a bit of time replaying the training videos starting from week one.

I did eventually find what I was searching for in Week 8 Tutorial Videos.

A thought popped into my head whilst I was searching. When I was blog commenting, which is something I do regularly, I read that another member was physically indexing the course. I am very sorry but I cannot remember who it was, but thank you for the idea. Using this idea I decided that I would do a similar thing only using software.

Scrivener

The piece of software that I am using is Scrivener. I have had this software for a few years now but have not used it since I finished my creative writing courses. When I loaded it up this week there was an update waiting to be downloaded and installed.

I decided to use Scrivener because it is so easy to use and I like the corkboard effect on my screen and I can see at a glance what I have covered so far.

Scrivener Cork Board 2

The post cards that you see on the corkboard can be interchanged. Therefore if you were writing paragraphs for your post, you can move them around to your hearts contents. The cards of course are only the summaries that you see. Underneath each card is your actual written piece, whatever that may be.

scrivener

This is the document that lies behind card one ‘Week 1 Introduction’.

It was only as I was indexing and recording did I appreciate just how much work John has put into this course of his. There is so much content in the course material that I think this indexing is going to take much longer than I thought it would.

Other Uses for Scrivener

I had actually forgotten how versatile the program is. There are many uses to which this program can be put: creative writing, poetry, auto biographies etc. I am actually thinking of using it for its original purpose – to write my eBook.

Let me just jump in here and tell you that I am not an affiliate for Scrivener. I have looked but I could not find an affiliates page.

Read all about it yourself at Scrivener

Until next time

Take care

Pauline

 

6 Comments

  • Joan

    Reply Reply July 26, 2014

    I use Evernote and love it. How would this be different? Or better?

    • Pauline

      Reply Reply July 27, 2014

      Hi Joan,

      I have not yet use Evernote so I can’t answer that question. However I do intend to try it out to see what it is all about.

      Take care
      Pauline

  • Rose

    Reply Reply July 14, 2014

    Staying organized with all the different bits of information required for different tasks has been frustrating. I, too have had to go through several previous lessons to find what I wanted.

    Scrivener looks like a handy tool for article writing as well. I will have to look into this.

    Thank you Pauline.

    Regards, Rose

    • Pauline

      Reply Reply July 14, 2014

      Hi Rose,

      Scrivener is indeed a very useful application. I used it a lot when doing creative writing: short stories and poetry. It was very useful.

      Yes it is ideal for article writing and now that I have brought it back into use I will be using it for just that.

      Thank you for visiting
      Take care
      Pauline

  • Torsten Mueller

    Reply Reply July 10, 2014

    Hi Pauline,

    I have never heard of Scrivener before, but it looks like a decent piece of software. It seems to be worth having a look at it.

    Thanks for sharing and keep it up,
    Torsten

    • Pauline

      Reply Reply July 10, 2014

      Hi Torsten,

      I have had my copy of Scrivener for a few years now. It is good if you want to write paragraphs and then just change the position of them by dragging the post cards around on the cork board. It is quite a useful program.

      Thanks for visiting
      Take Care
      Pauline

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