Enroll anytime for indefinite access to lessons, videos, and the class instructor for questions. This course provides the essential functions and features of Scrivener 3 that you need to get started writing. Valuable for plotters, pantsers/discovery writers, fiction and nonfiction, long or short stories, blogging, or whatever else you're writing. By the end of this course, you'll be able to:
- create and setup a project that works for your writing style or type of project.
- rename and rearrange chapters, scenes, sections of your manuscript.
- work with the Corkboard to plot or preview your manuscript's structure.
- find anything in your project.
- backup your work and find/use a project backup.
- compile to a Word document.
- find help when you need it.
- 48 quick, step-by-step lessons
- 15 instructional videos
- Q&A with the instructor (either on the site or via private Facebook group)
- 10 cheat/review sheets
- progress chart to keep you on track
Requirements: Scrivener 3 (trial or paid version, or willingness to download it), MacOS 10.12 (Sierra) or better
Price: $39 Want to try before you buy? Check out the FREE lessons below. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see what other students have to say about this course.
Unlimited access with no expiration date.
Things to Know Before You Start
Creating a New Project and Scrivener Introduction
Writing in the Editor
Working with Documents and Folders
Understanding the Binder
Planning Your Project with the Synopsis and Corkboard
Finding Anything in Your Project
Protecting Your Work with Backups
Compiling (Exporting) Your Manuscript
Getting More Help
What Others Have Said
Guru of Scrivener
By: Lora Arbrador
I was watching a lot of youtubes and reading blogs to try to get a handle on how to use Scrivener. I came across Gwen's name as the go to person for all things Scriv. So I decided, "Why not go with the best?" Gwen knows Scrivener from the inside out and although she is master of its complexity, she has a way of simplifying its use so that I was able to teach myself (that's what it felt like) by going through her online course. Plus any questions I had Gwen responded in lightening fast time. I'm now happily working on my three books in Scrivener and feeling competent and enjoying all the benefits that Scriv has to offer.
Best Class Ever
By: Garret Weyr
I have tried to teach myself Scrivener many times and failed many times. Thank you so much for putting this class together so that I could grasp why so many love this software. I can't wait to dive in. And the face that I can go back into the course and look things up is a God-send. Thank you so very much!
Easy to follow course
By: Monika Page
I don't think you could have been more clear. Everything was well explained and the video tutorials were a great summary of the topic being handled. Having done your course, I now have a good basic understanding of how I can use Scrivener and can't wait to apply all that I have learned to future projects. It is without a doubt a new step in my writing process.
Scrivener 3 Fundamentals for Mac “By George, I'm beginning to understand!”
By: Clark Farley
I'm glad I signed up for Scrivener 3. It was worth more than every penny (and more). (To borrow from an old advertising catch phrase, "To begin to see that, despite the mind-numbing complexity of this writing tool, a path to usability on my terms was possible, .... priceless." In all seriousness, this course has enabled me to imagine using Scrivener as an aid to my writing efforts. Its easy to say, 'the approach taken is simple, straightforward and clear' and I do. with total sincerity. However, in light of the monolith of the Scrivener/user interface, I can't say enough for the gift for teaching that Ms. Hernandez possesses and brings to this course. Very cool.
By: DR. C J SINGH
Excellent Teaching even for a reluctant computer software user that I am. My education has been in Humanities (Literature/Creative Writing MFA) and Psychology (PhD).