#bookreview Scrivener Superpowers: How to Use Cutting-Edge Software to Energize Your Creative Writing Practice

41y2dj0sv-l-_sx311_bo1204203200_I bought my first copy of Scrivener as a result of attempting Nanowrimo a few years ago. Since then I have watched tutorials, bought two books on the program, and attended two all day workshops. Each time I thought I understood how to use the program until I got into the actual writing. Then I had to choose between spending hours learning the program or writing my book. I chose to write my book. I opened the program a few times with other projects only to get frustrated and go back to my old method. Then, I was offered a copy of Scrivener Superpowers by M.G. Herron in exchange for an honest review. I read Mr. Herron’s introduction and pulled up my copy of Scrivener to follow along. I wanted to see if it was as easy while using it as it had seemed when I listened to people talk about how to use it.

One major advantage was that I could have Scrivener open and in use, and Mr. Herron’s book also open on the screen readily available if I had questions. The time I spent learning the program became just another part of the process, not a separate activity taking up valuable writing time.

Mr. Herron writes in a casual style that makes his subject matter easy to understand. He also gave examples of how he uses Scrivener in his own writing. I had several ‘ah ha” moments reading this book. The e-book contains numerous links to other material that will take the reader deeper into whatever aspect he is explaining at the time. This will become a valuable tool in my writing.