One day I will love using Scrivener

I heard the learning curve was steep and yes, it is! I’ve read the manuals and watched a lot of how-to videos on youtube and still can’t get it to compile my ms the way I want it as an ebook. What I’m trying to do is add the acknowledgements as a separate page, run the rest of the chapters together in one long doc separated by chapter headings, AND have the chapters listed on the TOC page. I can do one or two, but not all three.

I’m probably missing an obvious tweak in the compile options.

The other thing that’s driving me nuts is an unformatted line break that randomly occurs in blocks of text when I compile as an ebook. It’s not in my original doc & rtf files and doesn’t appear when I compile as a paperback.

I need help.

Scrivener, my preciousss

Scrivener not only looks like a great app for composing and organizing any writing project, but also will compile a manuscript into whatever format is required for an ebook, a paperback, screenplay, etc. An essential tool for self-publishing.

I’ve watched a few videos on youtube and think the hardest part of using this program will be learning to write without the clunky workarounds I’ve created using my current writing software.

Self-publishing: taking the big step

My book, Anthra’s Moon, is at the editor’s for (I hope) a final read through, the cover art is ready, now all I have to do now is learn how to publish it myself.

This is the business side, figuring out the best format to use for ebook and hard copy, buying an ISBN, setting a price of my book, and marketing it which probably means more of an effort than emailing a note to every person I’ve ever known.

Where are those helpful elves who are supposed to do this for me!