BEST VISUAL SCRIVENER GUIDE EVER!
I can claim the above title as being true. For those of you who don’t know me, put something in front of me I like or need to do, and cannot do and you create an Everest that must be conquered. People say I am an excellent cook and chef pâtissier. However, when I was twenty, I had never made fudge, though I had been baking since the age of eleven. So, I bought a five-pound bag of brown sugar and thought, let’s make fudge, right? Making smooth, creamy fudge became my Everest. A five-pound bag soon became a ten-pound and a twenty-pound bag, and the more I tried, the more the hard sugar became like an impregnable weapon. I would end up wasting … well it took me months to learn how to make fudge the way I liked it.
When I began to study Scrivener, because people around me seemed to be using it without any problems, I thought, how difficult can this be, right? Well, over the last year, the damn program became as complicated and impregnable as a hard-rock batch of my first attempt at fudge. I mean, I’m an intelligent person. I deal with new programs every day (some I just refuse to be bothered with), I’m not an idiot. I tried the Scrivener manual and full tutorial which took me three days to go through. After … mush—my brain. I tried video slides some author was peddling, nope, nothing. There is something about the separate components of this program that has me frazzled. I don’t think my mind works this way. I am the type of person who takes up a thought and can follow it through a long list of obstacles, unscathed and unspoiled.
After going through Karen Prince’s incredible book—how she accomplished illustrating her book like this on Kindle is another book in itself—I finally was able to get it. I was fighting with myself and my own way of working. I can now import files to Scrivener and make all the changes I want to them. A miracle. I learned something else about me. I am an old dog and I don’t like to separate my files into scenes or paste any information on the cork board. It’s not for me and I don’t need to use Scrivener the way others do. This was the most precious lesson from Karen’s wonderful book, Scrivener Essentials . I can adapt this great program to the way I want to use it. And now by the grace of reading her book, I can. On to the next Everest, (I actually threw my arms up in the air and did a little gig). Highly recommended to all!
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