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Scrivener 3 Fundamentals for Mac

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 (via lesson comments)
  • 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 

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.

Course Information

Difficulty: Beginner


Course Instructor

Gwen Hernandez Gwen Hernandez

This author of romantic suspense—and Scrivener For Dummies—has been helping people learn Scrivener through books, classes, workshops, and private training since 2010.

One-time Payment (Scrivener 3 Fundamentals-Mac)

SALE $97.00 $79.00
sale ends September 30, 2023

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

Great Tool
By: PeterKPitsch

Covered all basic stuff. Clear and Concise. I found the format very useful: first read and then watch the video. I found I was remembering the content much better.

Scrivener 3 Fundamentals for Mac

Hi, Gwen I enjoyed so much your teaching and what I learned that I have returned to the course a second run-through. Thank you for making this free and happy return possible. Cheers Robert Cowin

Great for Beginners
By: pollyseven

This is a great course for beginners, and then some. I took this course after writing my third novel in Scrivener without any lessons. Even though I'd been using the program for quite some time, I found this course hugely helpful, in honing my Scrivener skills at the basic level. I'd recommend this for anyone with doubts about their moves in Scrivener.

Detailed, clear, and thoughtfully planned
By: Wendy LaCapra

This course was thorough and thoughtfully planned. I'd been using Scrivener for several months before taking the course but the course material opened up features & uses that are already transforming not only how I use Scrivener, but also how I write.

By: Larry Hutchinson

I will say I learned more than I ever thought I could learn. Thank you for taking all of the time to put together this class. I have a new Macbook and have been learning it while I also have been learning your materials. Your Compile course is next. Larry