Let's start writing together
March 13, 2014
Scrivener is an amazing tool to help you write blog posts or even your own book
At the start of 2014, I sat in a cafe eating breakfast tacos with Chief Sumo where we wrote down what we wanted to accomplish this year:
One of my main personal goals was to start writing for myself.
Many of my closest friends like Noah and Neville write often and have their own blogs. I've personally seen that by writing and sharing content, they are able to develop their own ideas more, meet new people, and grow their professional network.
Well, it's now March and I still haven't done anything with my goal to write more :-(
Thankfully, I just found an amazing tool called Scrivener which makes writing blog posts, books, research papers and other long texts way easier.
Scrivener is perfect for you if you:
- Want to start a blog
- Have always wanted to write a book
- Often write research projects, proposals, etc.
Unlike other typical word applications, Scrivener gives you the flexibility to write how you want to write. It lets you write in a non-linear way so you can structure, outline, and edit all at the same time with these amazing features:
- Corkboard: Storyboard and visually organize your writing project.
- Outlining: Control the structure of your work. Use the fully-featured outliner to plan first and write later, or write first and use the outliner to make sense of that messy first draft.
- Full Screen Editing: View your text in full-screen mode for distraction-free composition.
- Snapshots: Taking a “snapshot” of a document allows you to edit and rewrite in the confidence that you can restore an earlier revision at any time.
Scrivener also includes an interactive tutorial to teach you exactly how to use all of it's functions.
Tons of my friends praise Scrivener as the best writing tool out there. My good friend Beau uses it for his blog and here's what his Scrivener looks like:
Not convinced of the amazingness of Scrivener? I searched on Twitter to see what people were saying and here's just a fraction of what I saw:
Regularly, Scrivener sells for the cheap price of $45 for the Mac version or $40 for the Windows version.
The good folks at Scrivener love you sumo-lings so much that for the next week, you can get forever access to Scrivener for only $20, the lowest price they've ever gone.
That's right. Once you buy, you'll have Scrivener for life ... for the price of only a couple cups of coffee.
Have you ever wanted to start your own blog or write your own book? I'm committing to writing at least one blog post per month starting this month. Join me and let's start writing together:
Mac user? Click here to buy Scrivener for Mac.
Windows user? Click here to buy Scrivener for Windows.
P.S. I'll be writing about startup sales, craft cocktails, and my favorite Austin restaurants on my blog. What are you going to write? Comment below and let me know!