Chances are, anybody writing a novel, screenplay or regular-old play has come to love and hate Word.
Whenever a piece gets long and complicated, Word starts to fail you.
After 5,000 words or so, it takes five minutes of fussing with the mouse to scroll around to where you need to work. Anything of length becomes a chore. Navigating your immense document becomes more work than writing more words.
This is where Gwen the Hernandez can help.
Gwen the Hernandez is literary muffin of stud. Also, not even the peoples who INVENTED Scrivener know more about it than her.
She is not only an author and blogger, but an expert at Scrivener, which is designed to help writers crank out stuff that is long. Especially novels and screenplays.
This was an accident. Gwen didn’t go to college to major in Scrivener or whatever.
From using it, and writing helpful posts on her blog, she branched out and is now busy writing SCRIVENER FOR DUMMIES, and getting paid to be, I don’t know, some kind of world-class expert on the thing.
This is good for Gwen, good for writers and good for America.
(Sidenote: I’m not leaving out writers in the UK, Australia and whatnot on purpose. It’s just that the Bob Dole triple-play doesn’t work unless you end it on “good for America.”)
SCRIVENER FOR DUMMIES by Gwen the Hernandez. If you’re a writer of novels or screenplays, and you are even thinking about using Scrivener, you want to check her blog and maybe, one day, save your pennies to buy her book.
Also, Gwen the Hernandez is blonde, wrote some kind of novel that was a finalist for some award, likes to puts on a gi to punch people / get punched and has ties to the Air Force.
It’s as if I have a female doppleganger on the East Coast.
Gwen, I raise my massive mug of caffeine in your direction.
Visit her blog — and sign up for the thing by email or whatever:
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Guy Bergstrom. Photo by Suhyoon Cho.
Reformed journalist. Scribbler of speeches and whatnot. Wrote a thriller that won some award (PNWA 2013). Represented by Jill Marr of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.