How to Get Started With Scrivener Right Now (without losing a second of writing time)



Recently I made a post detailing why I thought Scrivener was for everyone. I received a huge response from that video as well as some additional questions.


Today I wanted to answer one of those in particular:


How do I get started in Scrivener?


Watch the video below for a detailed tutorial! I walk you through exactly what to do to start writing today.



Upon opening this program, you may be taken aback by everything that's going on. You've got sectioned off areas with drop-down bars and text and buttons galore. Scrivener is very user friendly, but like any new piece of technology, you have to take the time to get accustomed to it.


Today's topic will be how to get started using Scrivener without spending too much time learning about it.


Most of us purchase this software to increase our productivity in novel writing. So you probably don't want to waste too much time figuring out the basics and looking at all the bells and whistles.


Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? If you're like me, you purchased Scrivener in the days leading up to the start of NaNo and then you worried it would take too long to get back to writing.


So I'm going to show you how to immediately start writing with Scrivener! Let's go!

First up, this post is probably not going to be too word-heavy as the below video will be a better visual representation of what I'm talking about.