Using Scrivener to Create a Proof Manuscript

Scrivener does many things automatically that have to be set up manually in Word. One of the things it does for novelists, writers of nonfiction and screenwriters is that it will format your document automatically for submission to a literary agent. It makes your document look professional and sharp with just a few clicks ofContinue reading “Using Scrivener to Create a Proof Manuscript”

Using Scrivener’s Help Function

                Scrivener is probably one of the best word processors out there for novelists.  I use it every day and find it more easy to use than Word or any of the others.  One of the reasons this is true for me is found in the overly helpful helpContinue reading “Using Scrivener’s Help Function”

How to Use Scrivener to Format an e-Book for Kindle and Nook

You all know how I feel about Scrivener, but it is truly the best program for novelists out there.  For $49 it’s a steal and it is really not that complicated to use.  Today I thought I would show you how to format a Kindle .mobi file and an .epub file that is used onContinue reading “How to Use Scrivener to Format an e-Book for Kindle and Nook”

Using Scrivener to Format for Indentations and Line Spacing

The act of publishing is not as easy as sending a Word document in to a publisher or uploading the file to Amazon Kindle and letting their software do all the work.  There are two faux pas that writers make all the time that bug type-setters to death and will make your work that muchContinue reading “Using Scrivener to Format for Indentations and Line Spacing”

How To Use Scrivener to Format a Createspace PDF Interior for Publication

So you’ve written your masterpiece and you want to publish to Amazon Createspace because you just can’t stand another rejection notice and want to see it in print, or you want your friends to buy the book so you can have the satisfaction of becoming a published author.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with this,Continue reading “How To Use Scrivener to Format a Createspace PDF Interior for Publication”

Amazon Createspace Publishing

I am in the middle of trying to work the kinks out of my experience with Amazon’s Createspace publishing site.  It is a love/hate relationship, but the benefits to publishing are pretty cool. Amazon will publish your book completely free of charge if you want, and all you have to do is order one proofContinue reading “Amazon Createspace Publishing”