Ulysses, iA Writer & Scrivener

All great, often compared, very different – and I’ve made my choice Icons courtesy of https://ulysses.app and https://ia.net/writer YMMV and all that jazz Ulysses is a great application, but having used it for several months I’ve decided to return to iA Writer and Scrivener. Here are my reasons. The first thing to say is that… Continue reading Ulysses, iA Writer & Scrivener

In Praise of Scrivener 👏

I was recently seduced by Ulysses, but still have the hots for this old flame I've used Scrivener since version 1.0. I've written anything and everything in it: novels, short stories, audio scripts and screenplays, stage plays, blog posts – whatever. In a recent post, I sang from the rooftops about Ulysses, which has replaced… Continue reading In Praise of Scrivener 👏

Ulysses knocks Scrivener off pedestal 🥊

I’m a long-time Scrivener fan. I’ve given workshops on Scrivener. I loved it so much I negotiated a discount for members of The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain. I've been as loyal as a dog to this app. But I’ve just subscribed to Ulysses, and love it. Here's why... I bought Ulysses some years ago,… Continue reading Ulysses knocks Scrivener off pedestal 🥊

Selecting multiple files at Compile stage in Scrivener

Here's a handy Scrivener tip if you want to include or exclude specific documents from Compile. SHIFT+click or CTRL+click to select or deselect documents in the right-hand Compile pane, then right-click and check or uncheck Include in Compile, as applicable. Saves a lot of clicking on individual documents, which I was doing up until today!… Continue reading Selecting multiple files at Compile stage in Scrivener

Setting Headers and Footers at Compile Stage in Scrivener

It's easy to get your writing out of Scrivener into another editor for the final polish using the Compile function. In my case, I always compile to Microsoft Word. Something I've wrestled with for a while, however, is getting the headers and footers in Word just how I want them. Fortunately, as with most things… Continue reading Setting Headers and Footers at Compile Stage in Scrivener

Scrivener Tip – progress at a glance

Scrivener's Project Targets tool is great for keeping an eye on word count, especially if you're writing something to a prescribed length. On a Mac, to set your targets and check progress call up the Project Targets window using SHFT+CMD+T. However, you can also get an idea of your progress as you write with a… Continue reading Scrivener Tip – progress at a glance