NaNoWriMo Prep with Scrivener and Story Grid

National Novel Writing Month is upon us! What to do, what to do?

Why, open up your Scrivener program and get to work! What work you ask? Stick with me, I’ll show you the ropes for getting your Scrivener platform comfortable, personal, and ready to go.

I’m going to walk you through personalizing the colors and fonts for your Editor, Inspector, Binder, and Corkboard. Make it your own. Import photos. Choose fonts and colors that calm you, motivate you, and inspire you.

Use the Labels and Status to help plan your strategy to finish your 50,000 words.

Use Keywords to help you track your POVs, Settings, and Sub-plots on the Corkboard and get a bird’s eye view of your whole manuscript.

Use the metadata to outline your scenes before November first.

I made my first YouTube video walking you through Scrivener and showing you how to set up and prepare. Enjoy! I hope I’ve helped you.

2 Comments on “NaNoWriMo Prep with Scrivener and Story Grid

  1. Thanks very much, great video. One thing I didn’t get was how the keywords are set to show up on the right side of the index card.

    • Hey Jim, glad you liked the video. Good question. If you click on the View drop-down menu, select Corkboard, you can turn on/off the colors for the keywords, status stamps and label colors. Hope that helps!

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