Scrivener Engine

This course will focus on the basic building blocks of every story (the scene) and how to build them within the writing software Scrivener.

The course assumes you have already plotted your story. Or that you at least know the beginning middle and end. It’s a course that works bests for plotters, writers who outline their story, and plantsers, writers who have a mental hold on the scope of their story but perhaps not a detailed outline. If you’re a full-blown pantser, you might get annoyed with the level of detail that I go into. If you are a pantser, this method would work best for you if you already have a complete draft; that complete draft could be used as the outline.

In the next four weeks Ines will teach you:

  • How to set up each scene in Scrivener using the Notecard and Outlining features,
  • What metadata you should consider to strengthen the structure of each and every one of your scenes,
  • How to Import and Split an existing manuscript into Scrivener,
  • Use stickers and colors to easily identify the status of a scene,
  • Keep your research and images organized,
  • Make character dossiers,
  • Work in revision mode,
  • And Compile and Export your finished manuscript.

If you don’t have it already, now would be a great time to download Scrivener. There is a thirty day free trial, which is perfect since this class is 30 days long!

Your Instructor

Ines Johnson
Ines Johnson

This course is led by Ines Johnson, a successful, indie-published, fantasy romance author who has a background in media production and way too many degrees.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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