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  • Seminar
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

Scrivener 101

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  • $75.00 Non-Member
  • $65.00 Member

Class Description

You've heard about Scrivener, the program that helps writers get organized. Maybe you've even downloaded the free trial and poked around before getting overwhelmed by all the bells and whistles. Or, you're already using it, but need a refresher on which tools are best for your project, and how best to use them. This class is for you!

Whether you're just starting out on a book-length work or you're deep into your twentieth revision, Scrivener can help you organize your thoughts, improve your writing process, and finish your manuscript. In this seminar you will learn the basics of Scrivener and how to customize them for your specific process and writing project. We'll discuss each other's projects and explore what features of Scrivener are best suited to them, and look at tips and tricks for using those tools to their fullest potential. You will leave with a fuller understanding of what tools are best for your project and a get the most out of your writing. This class is appropriate for both beginners, and active users who need a refresher. Students are expected to understand basic computer skills.*

Students should bring a laptop and download a free trial of Scrivener before class. Best of all, students in this class will also receive a 20% discount on Scrivener software at the end of class!

*if this is not you, never fear! We offer one-on-one consulting for students in need of a little extra technological guidance.

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!