The Scrivener novel template provides you with character and setting sketch sheets. How do you use them? What good are they? Laura Bergells gives you a tour of these two handy features and explains why they're useful.
- [Instructor] If you wrote about a minor character…with blue eyes during your first week of writing,…will you remember her eye color when you write about her…two months and 50,000 words later?…What other little details about her might slip your mind?…Because little details like these can make a huge difference…in storytelling, the Scrivener novel template provides you…with character and location sketch sheets.…Let's explore how these work.…Let's open up a novel template that comes with Scrivener.…
I'll use this file called Alice.…If I look in the binder, I see two folders…called Characters and Places.…If I click on each, it looks like they're empty,…so let's create a character sketch sheet.…I'll click the Character folder and then select Add.…Now we can see a fill-in-the-blanks form for a character.…Before I start filling it in though,…I'm going to name the sheet.…
Let's say I have a character named Alice.…I'll type it in the binder.…Next I can fill in rich details like…what's her role in the story, what's her goal,…
- Navigating the interface
- Creating a new project
- Merging documents
- Keeping track of characters and locations
- Exploring writing tools
- Managing footnotes, comments, and annotations
- Reviewing project and text statistics
- Exporting files
- Compiling as an ebook using presets
- Tips for sharing your work
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1. Navigate Scrivener
2. Plan a New Project
3. Research Your Project
4. Write Your Project
5. Review and Edit Your Project
6. Share Your Work
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