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Writing riveting young adult/suspense fiction about mental illness, addiction, and abuse.
Writing riveting young adult/suspense fiction about mental illness, addiction, and abuse.

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I started something new with Scrivener. I've used it for writing projects forever. But I was looking for a program I could use for a study journal, hopefully something that was already on my computer.

It needed to be able to clip from internet or other sources (which Evernote is great at), to be organized into hierarchal, ordered notebooks (which Evernote is not good at). So I thought maybe Onenote, which I have never used, and I quickly found that it is very unattractive and I couldn't set up the styles or do any of the fancier stuff I wanted to do. Pretty much just straight text.

So I thought of Scrivener. I am looking forward to some of the new features in 3.0, but in the meantime, it was super-simple to set up multiple journals with documents and subdocuments underneath, set up formatting presets to make everything look consistent across documents, add highlights, annotations, and hyperlinks both external and internal, split screens between two documents and write project notes while I am reading them, etc. I haven't used clippings before, but I enabled the "make a new clipping" service on Mac, so I can clip to it from Safari, Evernote, or anywhere else. I'm all set up with coloured labels, topical keywords, and customized icons. I set up a metadata field for date organization. I'm considering whether or not I'll use the status field. It might come in handy.

I'm sure others have probably used Scrivener for something other than writing projects, and I've used it a time or two for other purposes, but this one just came together so perfectly, I can't believe it wasn't the first program I thought of using.

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