I have recently downloaded the trial version of Scrivener. I haven’t played with it yet so have no idea what it’s like, but I am hoping it helps me organise my writing a bit more and therefore will lead me well up the path to greater creativity and productivity. Well, that’s the theory anyway. We’ll see.
It did make me think, though, that maybe I am completely soft as a writer. Back in the ‘good ole’ days, there were no such things as computers, let alone, specific programs designed to help you. Fancy being a writer when all that was available was pen and paper?! Gasp! How did they cope???
What is dawning on me (yes, I am obviously a bit thick!) is that, really, in reality, what counts is the story. The originality. The uniqueness. Whether written on a fabulous new MacBook Air (still love it!), a dusty old typewriter, or longhand in pen, what is going to resound with the reader is the story, not the mode of transportation it had from the writer’s brain to the pages.
Having said all that, I am very thankful that I live in a time when it is computers with lovely purpose built programs to help me – my longhand is terrible 🙂
Anyone out there use Scrivener? What’s your opinion on it?
In other words, what’s your secret weapon – let me in on it. Please. I need all the help I can get.