You see, there’s no one-stop site for Scrivener users where they could learn our favorite (and really indispensable app) the way I would like to learn it myself:
- completely free,
- with a thorough number of topics covered, from basics to more advanced,
- with lots of detailed steps and screenshots along the way.
Yes, there are paid courses, but I believe that they are overpriced and overhyped. They make Scrivener look like it’s such a complicated application that you need a personal coach to learn it, and no other way around.
I don’t buy it. Scrivener can be as simple or as complex as you need it to be, but it doesn’t really need to be so complex that you couldn’t learn it by yourself, with a little help from a nice tutorial.
Yes, there are some articles on how to use Scrivener, but they’re scattered around many blogs that makes gathering all those pieces of information so much more difficult and time-consuming. Also, many of them are heavily based on text and don’t bother with screenshots, which makes learning harder.
So I came up with an idea of creating a really good library of tutorials for my PlayingWriter blog. One central section of the site where all your Scrivener questions would be answered, with as many details and visuals as needed.
Right now I have 2 overview posts and 1 tutorial for Scrivener, check them out here. I will be thrilled to produce more Scrivener-oriented content.
What do you think about that? Would you like to have such a library at your disposal? Would it be helpful for you or you’re just okay with things as they are and don’t need more help with Scrivener?
Let me know. Just leave your thoughts in comments, drop there any concerns, problems and questions you have about using Scrivener, either for desktop or for iOS. Share this post with fellow writers so they could make a dent too. I would really appreciate the feedback.
That’s how great projects are started: with someone who wants to help and someone who needs help. Let’s make it happen together!
Source photo by Aditya Siva.