At various times in my life, I’ve found occasion to stop in the middle of a fairly routine task—researching a story, or laying out a publication—and ask myself: “How the fuck did anybody do this before computers/the Internet/etc.?” I have a feeling it won’t be long before that’s the common attitude among writers about Scrivener, which my friend P.J. was touting to me a while back, and I’ve only now gotten around to taking for a test drive. It doesn’t actually do anything super revolutionary, it just makes it incredibly easy to organize all your research materials—PDFs, audio files, webpages, whatever—in one window with an outline of the project you’re working on. If you do long-form writing that involves large amounts of research material, check it out.
April 24th, 2007 · 3 Comments
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