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Organize Your Writing With Scrivener

Gather everything you need in one project

Elin Melaas
2 min readMay 21, 2022


Screenshot of my Ship 30 for 30 Scrivener project. Image by the author.

Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, Scrivener is brilliant.

It’s a writing software. I have my story ideas, research, and do the writing in the same project. It’s made for keeping control of your writing.

Are you missing a system in your writing?
Save yourself time and frustration. Try Scrivener.

Some of Scrivener’s cool features

  • Corkboard (see picture above) — gives you the overview
  • Index cards — the cards on the corkboard
  • Distraction-free Composition Mode
  • Dark mode — if you get tired of the bright screen
  • Split screen
  • Setting a target for your writing
  • Color code and status

Is there anything negative about Scrivener?
Some people think it can be complicated and overwhelming to learn. If you spend some time understanding the basics, you will do just fine. And the reward is phenomenal.

Scrivener is a powerful writing tool with endless options. You get to have everything you need available in the same project, so you can focus on what you like best. To write.

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Elin Melaas

Books, reading, health, parenting, and coffee 📚 MSc in Medical Physics and BSc in Nutrition. Editor at Illumination. Owner of Hooked on Books.