Is it only for plotters?

No! Scrivener flexes to work for your process, whatever that is. I’m not a plotter (at all), and I can’t imagine writing without it. Scrivener helps me visualize the structure of my story as it grows, find exactly the scene I want to work on, easily move things around, store old words, keep track of ideas for future scenes or snippets of scenes, and so much more. Of course, it’s also great for plotters, who can use the Corkboard to build a storyboard, or lay out the structure of their book in advance.

What is Scrivener?

Scrivener is writing software that allows you to keep everything you need for your manuscript in one place, including the actual writing, notes, research, images, PDFs, and links. It allows you to write in small “chunks,” like scenes, sections, stories, or chapters to see the structure of your manuscript in an outline form. This makes it easy to quickly find a section to revise, reorder scenes, color code the different sections, group them into chapter, part, or topic folders, and more. Learn more and get a free 30-use trial at