If you’ve been using Microsoft Word to write until now, your world and career are about to change forever.
Meet Scrivener, the writing software created by authors, for authors.
Scrivener contains all the basic functions that Microsoft has, such as:
- The ability to write and format text
- A spell-check
- Track Changes
- Exporting as a document file or PDF
However, where Microsoft Word’s list ends, Scrivener’s just begins. Let’s go over the key advantages Scrivener holds over Word:
|Ebook Formatting, and exporting as a mobi, Epub, or Doc file.||This function is an absolute game changer. Ebook formatting is a necessary step to publishing and marketing your book, and if you don’t do it now, you will need to pay for a service or software to do it for you later.||X|
|Project Management Tool||Instead of constantly switching between Pinterest, Wikipedia, other documents, and whatever other references you use while writing, you can store all your references in files and open them at your convenience beside your document as you write!||X|
|Set Goals||You can set and track your writing goals (words per day, etc).||X|
|Box Set Compilation||Box sets (a full set of your series sold as a single product) are key marketing tools. While normally a pain to compile, Scrivener will cleanly patch all your books into one giant, nicely formatted file to be sold as a box set.||X|
|Character Sketching||You can upload a sketch of your character, along with description and notes about them to use as inspiration and reference for whenever you write a scene about them.||X|
|Corkboad View||View your chapters or documents as notes stuck onto a corkboard. Label them, organize them, and rearrange them to create a visually appealing story board.||X|
|Pricing||One time payment of $50||$140|
|Crash and Data Loss||X||):|
These features make a world of a difference, and they merely scratch the surface of Scrivener’s capabilities. If you’d like to transform your writing experience, switch to Scrivener.