17 episodes

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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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.

    Episode 17: Christie Aschwanden, Science Journalist

    Episode 17: Christie Aschwanden, Science Journalist

    Christie Aschwanden is a journalist, author, and editor, and has written Good to Go: What the athlete in all of us can learn from the strange science of recovery, a book about the science of athletic recovery. She is a runner and cyclist, and has contributed articles to The New York Times, Runner's World, and Bicycling, among others.


    Show notes:



    Christie Aschwanden
    Good to Go: What the athlete in all of us can learn from the strange science of recovery
    Emerging Form, Christie's podcast


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    • 33 min
    Episode 16: William Gallagher, Playwright, Novelist, and Tech Journalist

    Episode 16: William Gallagher, Playwright, Novelist, and Tech Journalist

    William Gallagher is a versatile writer. He has written Doctor Who radio dramas, novels, and hundreds of articles about technology, as well as books about writing. He also creates many YouTube videos about writing and technology.


    Show notes:



    William Gallagher
    58keys, William Gallagher's YouTube channel
    Three-Biscuit Guide to Scrivener (one-hour video looking at Scrivener's features)
    Jane Austen, Lady Susan


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    • 30 min
    Episode 15: Rowan Hooper, Science Writer

    Episode 15: Rowan Hooper, Science Writer

    Rowan Hooper is a science writer, and is currently podcast editor for The New Scientist. His book, How to Save the World for Just a Trillion Dollars, looks at ten big problems in the world and how they can be solved for a trillion dollars.


    Show notes:



    Rowan Hooper
    How to Save the World for Just a Trillion Dollars
    How to Spend a Trillion Dollars
    Emily St. John Mandel, The Sea of Tranquility
    George Monbiot, Regenesis


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    • 29 min
    Episode 14: Jessica Payne, Thriller Author

    Episode 14: Jessica Payne, Thriller Author

    Jessica Payne has just published her first novel, Make Me Disappear, a psychological thriller about a woman who arranges her own kidnapping. Jessica is the host of #MomsWritersClub, on YouTube and Twitter, where she discusses the issues around writing and being a mom.


    Show notes:



    Jessica Payne
    MomsWritersClub
    Jaime Lynn Hendricks: It Could Be Anyone
    Janelle Brown: I'll Be You
    Nita Prose: The Maid
    Catherine McKenzie: Please Join Us


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    • 29 min
    Episode 13: April Henry, Thriller Author

    Episode 13: April Henry, Thriller Author

    April Henry is the author of more than two dozen mysteries and thrillers for teens and adults. Her novels have won prizes, been shortlisted for other prizes, and have been translated into ten languages. She knows two dozen different ways to kill you.


    Show notes:



    April Henry
    Two Truths and a Lie
    Gin Phillips: Fierce Kingdom


    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.

    • 30 min
    Episode 12: Damon Young, Philosopher

    Episode 12: Damon Young, Philosopher

    Damon Young is a philosopher, poet, and an author of fiction for children. As a philosopher, he has written about reading, the garden, and sex, and he has also written a half-dozen children's books. He also writes regularly for newspapers and magazines, and is a frequent guest on radio and TV.


    Show notes:



    Damon Young
    Philosophy in the Garden
    Damon Young on sword fighting
    John Williams: Stoner
    Patrick O'Brian: The Complete Aubrey/Maturin Novels


    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.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

JohnnyV8 ,

Great Interviews, Great Writers, Great Tool

As a Scrivener writer, it’s delightful and inspiring to hear other writers talking about their creative process and about how they use this phenomenal writing app. Kudos!

Van Turner ,

Great find, this one

I've been using Scrivener for a couple of years now and I know I don't use all of its features. It's been great to listen to the different authors and their creative processes and how they use Scrivener. I look forward to each interview.

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.

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