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Scrivener 101 - Kentucky Christian Writers Conference 2017

Greg Turnquist
August 11, 2017
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Scrivener 101 - Kentucky Christian Writers Conference 2017

Deck from my presentation at the KCWC writer's conference.

Greg Turnquist

August 11, 2017
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  1. Scrivener 101
    Greg L. Turnquist

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  2. Greg L. Turnquist
    Code slinger by day, author by night
    Super dad of 3 crazy, but lovable kiddos
    Non-fiction/Fiction author
    DARKLIGHT
    Greg L. Turnquist

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  3. What is Scrivener?
    “The software that should cost $2000, but only costs $35.”
    - Tamara Leigh, USA Today Best Selling Author
    “…a musclebound electronic organizing system…”
    - Jerry Jenkins, New York Times Best Selling Author
    “The software that makes me able to ditch MS Word.”
    - Me

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  4. Key Features
    Outline your stories
    Non-linear editor
    Filter as you work
    Full-screen composition mode

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  5. Options, Options, Options
    PDF of your proposal for an agent
    Word document of your MS for an editor
    Kindle E-Book for Amazon
    PDF interior for Create Space
    ePub E-Book for SmashWords, B&N, etc.

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  6. Scrivener Basics
    Binder
    Chapters & Scenes
    “Scrivenings”
    Cork Board
    Outline

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  7. Binder
    Your story
    Character detail
    Other details
    Material for your e-
    books

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  8. Chapters & Scenes
    Story
    Chapter
    Scene

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  9. Chapters & Scenes - Scrivenings
    Filter

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  10. Chapters & Scenes - Cork Board
    Layout scenes
    with 3”x5” cards

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  11. Chapters & Scenes - Outline
    More detailed view
    of each scene

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  12. Scrivener Basics
    Characters
    Background
    Other Research
    Icons

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  13. Characters
    Character sheets
    Concept shot

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  14. Background
    Location description
    Concept image

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  15. Other Research
    Edits
    Feedback ARCs
    Concept images
    TODOs
    Queries
    Timeline
    Agent manuscripts
    Synopses

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  16. Icons
    “We know about icons”

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  17. Icons
    New subplot
    Point of View
    Status of the Scene

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  18. Full Composition Mode

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  19. Scrivener Summary
    You can do a lot, you can do a little
    Most used features
    Jump to any scene
    Flange down
    Print out a scene for critique group, create PDF of
    three scenes for agent
    For self publishing, it’s pure gold

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  20. More Resources

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  21. Want to know more?
    Contact me:
    Blog: GregLTurnquist.com
    Twitter: @gregturn
    FB: /GregsWritingCorner
    Email: [email protected]

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