First Drafts

  In an interview by Leslie Karst, Sue Grafton, author of the popular “alphabet” mystery series starring Kinsey Millhone, was asked about her concept of “the shadow.”   “Your shadow is the pieces of yourself that you repress and deny,” Grafton explained. “It’s your...

Descrambling Scapple

My recent posts, Descrambing Scrivener Part I and Part II, were met with an incredible amount of attention. They also led me to a number of related posts, but none piqued my interest as much as a post by author Catherine Chant, a PRO member of the Romance Writers of...

Descrambling Scrivener: Part II

In Descrambling Scrivener: Part I, I promised to tell you what I’d learned from Gwen Hernandez’s excellent course on Scrivener. Here are the basics: Creating a new project: Think of Scrivener as a three-ring binder where you can store your writing, research, notes,...

Descrambling Scrivener: Part I

Get together with any group of writers, whether it’s through an online chat forum or in person, and the subject of Scrivener is bound to come up. And while I’m sure Scrivener has its fair share of detractors, one thing is irrefutable: those who love it really love it....

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