“Writing Fiction for Dummies” is written by Randy Ingermanson, a writer who has published six novels and received a number of prizes. In addition, he is a physicist.
It can be easy to be scared away because this is a “for Dummies” book. Maybe I’m a “Dummy,” but I like this book!
Continue reading “Writing Fiction for Dummies,” by Randy Ingermanson
I discovered the “View > Go To”-menu in Scrivener a little while ago and I’m realizing it is really making navigating a large project easy.
I’m outlining/world building on a pretty massive scale, so most of the time the binder has so many folders open if I were to print it out it would probably reach from floor to ceiling (the manuscript currently contain 1660 documents and folders, but hey, it’s a bunch of worlds, several bunches of characters and hopefully a bunch of books…)
The binder just does not work for this kind of project (I am fairly certain it will for a book project though… I pray those will be much smaller!)
Instead, I use the “View > Go to”-menu to move around the project.
Super easy to find what you want!
Although, it won’t bring structure to a chaotic project, so some order is possibly still needed…
Either you can go directly into the project’s main folders (bottom half of the menu) or if you have favorite documents or folders (top part of the menu) go into them directly.
Folders can be expanded all the way to the document level, but you can also select one to view in the active editor as a cork board, an outline or scrivenings depending on the editor settings (you may have to change editor mode to get something out of selecting a folder).
If you need to find your selected folder or document in the finder, you select “View > Reveal in Binder” or click the icon at the top of the editor and select the option from the context menu:
Notice how there’s a “Go To” menu here as well? It works the same as the “View > Go To”-menu, unless you’re in scrivenings mode. Then it shows the documents in the “scrivening” instead.
– I’m having a huge problem!
– Yeah. My kid is following a negative character arc!
– Damn! I’m sad to hear it!
Linguistic irony: when someone tries to correct your grammar and spells it “grammer”!
Who am I?
I was once in an employment interview with a recruiter from one of Sweden’s largest recruiting companies. She asked a question that made me speechless; “recount everything you’ve done since you left high school.”
Continue reading My checkered past
Being a hero sucks; wherever I go there’s conflict and drama and whatever I try to do there’s always complications! And it’s all because of these pompous authors! I hate them!
The Imperial Garden
It started almost ten years ago. I had an idea. Or actually I only had an image:
“The Imperial Garden.” An oasis in a giant metropolis, with climbing greenery, a waterfall, birds, and a lonely person, on a bridge.
It would be a science fiction story, maybe a little erotic too, or a lot? Or maybe a few fantasy elements? Mixes are usually appreciated – if they succeed…
Continue reading I’m putting up fences in the creative wilderness…
He could feel the room being charged with tension so palpable that the air felt electric.
Sometimes there’s an accident by the keyboard. This one came jumping at me (although it was originally in Swedish…)