Sure. I use Scrivener for almost all of my writing now. I have a file named Medium that has everything I have ever written for Medium organized into categories. I write everything in Scrivener first, in a document named In Progress, where I store story ideas. Then I copy and paste the text into Medium. Then I move the story text out of my In Progress document to a new document in Scrivener in the proper category (folder): humor, fiction, poetry, microfiction, Jude The Animal Expert, Four Old Guys, song parodies, etc.

Scrivener is like a scrapbook in a way. It uses folders and documents to organize your writing. It has templates for novels and other types of writing, but you can organize things however you like. It also has tons of features designed for writers like virtual cork boards, outlining, notes, character templates, location templates, etc.

It is a great way to organize your writing. It is a bit daunting at first, but once you learn how to use it, it is very powerful.

One file for everything is what really sold it for me. All of my research, notes, outline, and story text for my novel live in one Scrivener file called Baron Britpop Blastfurnace. It’s easy to “see” the whole novel and access it, while working on it. I have a folder for each chapter with the documents for each scene in it. And it’s all backed up to Dropbox automatically.

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