scrivener program

Scrivener: Getting Started with a Project

In this ongoing series on Scrivener, the powerful writing software tool, let’s start from scratch with a new Scrivener project and take you step-by-step through the process.

Download and install the free or paid version of Scrivener by Literature and Latte.

When you launch the program for the first time, it will invite you to go through the interactive training session. I recommend it, but that’s your choice.

Scrivener - New Project and Project Templates Screen - Lorelle VanFossenTo create a new project:

  1. Go to File > New Project
  2. You have a choice to use an existing template or create a blank document. For this tutorial, create a blank document.
  3. Enter a file name where it says Save As:
  4. Click Browse to set the project in a folder where you can find it later. You may create a new folder in the file manager that pops up.
  5. Click Create

Scrivener Blank Project - Lorelle VanFossen for Writers in the Grove

In front of you is a blank canvas ready for your thoughts. (more…)