How do you set draft and session word count targets in Scrivener? Why would you even want to? Laura Bergells shows you how setting draft and session word count targets can help keep you on task and motivated to keep writing.
- [Instructor] Setting draft and session word count targets…can motivate you to stay on track with your writing.…To explain what I mean,…I'm going to use NaNoWriMo as an example.…This weird acronym stands for…"National Novel Writer's Month."…It's an event that takes place every November.…The idea of NaNoWriMo is to write the first draft…of a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.…Well wow, that's a lot of words in a short period of time!…To stay on track, a writer might want to set…some session and draft targets for the word counts.…
Here's how.…I'm going to use my Crisis Communication course…as an example.…It's not a novel, but let's pretend it is.…I'm going to click on Project…and then Show Project Targets.…You can see my target word count for this course…was 10,000 words.…We see I reached it, and I even surpassed it a little.…The thermometer bar indicating my progress,…it's full and green.…But now that I'm pretending this project is a novel,…I'll set a new draft target of 50,000.…
I'm going to click where it says 10,000…
- 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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