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Join journalist Kirk McElhearn as he interviews writers of all kinds about their processes, routines, and how they use Scrivener, the app dedicated to long-form writing. In the first half of the show, writers share their experiences and their different approaches to getting words down on the page; in the second half, they get into the specifics of how they use Scrivener to help them. Whether you’re a Scrivener user or just interested in writing, this podcast has something for you.

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    • 4.7 • 58 Ratings

Join journalist Kirk McElhearn as he interviews writers of all kinds about their processes, routines, and how they use Scrivener, the app dedicated to long-form writing. In the first half of the show, writers share their experiences and their different approaches to getting words down on the page; in the second half, they get into the specifics of how they use Scrivener to help them. Whether you’re a Scrivener user or just interested in writing, this podcast has something for you.

    Christian Cantrell, Sci-Fi Thriller Author

    Christian Cantrell, Sci-Fi Thriller Author

    With a day job as a designer for one of the world's largest software companies, Christian Cantrell knows how computer technology works, and his novels are full of cutting-edge ideas. He explores science and technology that don’t yet exist in order to put characters in situations in which they can discover things about themselves that would otherwise have been impossible.


    Show notes:



    Christian Cantrell
    Scorpion
    47North
    Terry Hayes: I Am Pilgrim
    Hao Jingfang: Folding Beijing
    Markus Zusak: The Book Thief


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    • 29 min
    Episode 4: Annik Lafarge, Author of Chasing Chopin

    Episode 4: Annik Lafarge, Author of Chasing Chopin

    After a career in publishing, from being a publicist to senior editor, Annik Lafarge is now a consultant and advisor to authors. Her latest book is Chasing Chopin: A Musical Journey Across Three Centuries, Four Countries, and a Half-Dozen Revolutions. Annik talks about how important it is for authors to help market their books.


    "I honestly don't think I could have written this book without without Scrivener."


    Show notes:



    Annik Lafarge
    Chasing Chopin
    David Bellos: The Novel of the Century, The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables
    Michael Gorra, Portrait of a Novel, Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece
    Tony Horwitz, Confederates in the Attic, Dispatches From the Unfinished Civil War
    Scott Huler, Defining the Wind, The Beaufort Scale and How a 19th-Century Admiral Turned Science Into Poetry
    Catherine Raven, Fox & I
    Maggie O'Farrell, Hamnet


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    • 32 min
    Episode 3: J.T. Ellison, Thriller Author, TV Show Host, and Publisher

    Episode 3: J.T. Ellison, Thriller Author, TV Show Host, and Publisher

    J.T. Ellison has written more than 25 novels: standalone thrillers, three series, and has recently published the first in a series of co-authored young adult novels. She co-hosts a literary TV show, and is also a publisher. She also "loves Scrivener with the passion of a thousand fiery suns."


    Show notes:



    J.T. Ellison
    Latest book: Her Dark Lies
    @thrillerchick
    A Word on Words (TV show)
    Jeff Abbott
    Story Planner
    The Wine Vixen


    Learn more about Scrivener, and check out the ebook Take Control of Scrivener.


    If you like the podcast, please follow it in Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast app. Leave a rating or review, and tell your friends. And check out past episodes of Write Now with Scrivener.

    • 33 min
    Dan Moren, Science Fiction Author, Journalist, and Podcaster

    Dan Moren, Science Fiction Author, Journalist, and Podcaster

    Dan Moren juggles a triple career: that of a science fiction author, tech journalist, and podcaster. He discusses his the "sci-fi espionage capers" he writes, how he transitioned from journalism to fiction, and how he has used Scrivener to write each of his novels.











    Show notes:



    Dan Moren
    Latest novel: The Aleph Extraction
    My writing finances, 2020
    Create Custom Templates for Your Scrivener Projects


    Learn more about Scrivener, and check out the ebook Take Control of Scrivener.


    If you like the podcast, please follow it in Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast app. Leave a rating or review, and tell your friends. And check out past episodes of Write Now with Scrivener.

    • 29 min
    Episode 1: Peter Robinson, Author of the Alan Banks Crime Fiction Series

    Episode 1: Peter Robinson, Author of the Alan Banks Crime Fiction Series

    We welcome Peter Robinson, best-selling author of the Alan Banks crime series. Peter has written more than two dozen novels, and discusses his characters, how he uses music in his novels, and how Scrivener helps him manage his manuscripts.


    Show notes:



    Peter Robinson
    Latest novel: Not Dark Yet
    Bob Dylan: Not Dark Yet


    Learn more about Scrivener, and check out the ebook Take Control of Scrivener.


    If you like the podcast, please follow it in Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast app. Leave a rating or review, and tell your friends. And check out past episodes of Write Now with Scrivener.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

haikucoyote ,

Wonderful!

I’ve used Scrivener for all long-form writing on a Mac for over a decade and love it. I used to read Kirk McElhearn’s columns regarding iTunes customization and now he’s writing similar advice for Scrivener. Fantastic! I discover useful information about the Scrivener app and am introduced to authors new to me. Love the interviews. Keep it coming. This is just great.

ArcadiaStudios ,

Great Interviews — and Interviewer

I’ve been using Scrivener on iOS as a full-time freelance writer for about five years now, so I’m naturally inclined to like this podcast. But if you have any interest in writing for publication, this podcast is recommended even if you’ve never heard of Scrivener before. One big reason: An insightful and gifted interviewer who seems to ask all of the right questions of every guest, teasing out the best details of their inspiration, workflow, and publication journeys in a highly entertaining format that devotes half of the show to their work/process and half to how they use Scrivener’s writing software. Highly recommended.

dogclaws ,

Great interviews

Even if you don’t use Scrivener this podcast is great for learning about the work experience of successful writers.

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