Scrivener is much more than a word processor, great for working on long writing projects such as books – novels and non-fiction. But it’s been years since I used it. Scrivener has beenupdated – and I need to get updated too! Here are the best tutorials I found to get myself reacquainted with Scrivener.
The best Scrivener tutorials and videos
- It makes sense to start with the source! Here are Scrivener’s Tutorial Videos
- Scrivener Tutorial Videos
- Unfortunately, there is no great index to these video tutorials. After I watched them all, I had a good idea of some of the things I could do with Scrivener, but I couldn’t remember exactly how to do everything!
- Writer Unboxed has some great tips for organizing your research, such as keeping little-used file references such as images and websites in bookmarks, adding keywords to research documents to help find information.
- You really want to make sure you back up your work in Scrivener. Here is their article on how to do it.
- Great instructions on how to import or connect to webpages for research in Scrivener.
- A great article on using free Zotero with Scrivener, it explains how you can use Zotero to collect bibliographic worth information from web pages. Then when you import it into Scrivener, it shows you how to import that information into Scrivener, automatically splitting it apart into different documents as you do so. I’m also going to look into using this information for splitting up research notes I’ve made while reading books on my Kindle! This article is really useful.
- I considered using Readwise and Obsidian with Scrivener, as described in the article below, but Readwise is paid (not free), and while the idea of reviewing quotes on a daily basis sounds nice – your own feed to browse instead of random internet browsing – just in general this sounds much more involved. I better start with something simpler!
- Writer’s in the Grove has an older, but very well done Scrivener tutorial, starting with SCRIVENER: GETTING STARTED WITH A PROJECT. SCRIVENER: THE RESEARCH BINDER has a lot of handy tips for organizing your research for a nonfiction project, such as uploading images or photos of each person you’re researching, keeping up with your notes, etc.