35 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 35: George Stevens Jr., Movie Producer and Director

    Episode 35: George Stevens Jr., Movie Producer and Director

    George Stevens Jr. has been a movie producer and director for decades, and has written a memoir about his life in Hollywood.


    Show notes:



    George Stevens Jr.
    My Place in the Sun
    George Stevens
    A Place in the Sun
    Oppenheimer
    Lawrence of Arabia


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    • 29 min
    Episode 34: Fonda Lee, Science Fiction and Fantasy Author

    Episode 34: Fonda Lee, Science Fiction and Fantasy Author

    Fonda Lee is a science fiction and fantasy author, winner of the World Fantasy Award, the Locus Award, and many others.


    Show notes:



    Fonda Lee
    The Green Bone Saga
    Untethered Sky
    Robert Jackson Bennett: The Tainted Cup


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    • 30 min
    Episode 33: Carl Zimmer, Science Writer

    Episode 33: Carl Zimmer, Science Writer

    Carl Zimmer is a science writer, author of 14 books, is a professor adjunct at Yale University, and writes the Origins column for The New York Times.


    Show notes:



    Carl Zimmer
    Carl Zimmer's Origins column for the New York Times
    To Beginning Writers
    Life’s Edge: The Search For What It Means To Be Alive
    Bookends
    Richard Rhodes: The Making of the Atomic Bomb


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    • 30 min
    Episode 32: John Wyver, Television Historian and Film Producer

    Episode 32: John Wyver, Television Historian and Film Producer

    John Wyver writes about the history of television in the United Kingdom, produces films about the arts and performance, and is a Professor of the Arts on Screen.


    Show notes:



    John Wyver
    Illuminations
    Screening the Royal Shakespeare Company: A Critical History
    Ed Conway, Material World


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


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    • 31 min
    Episode 31: Mary Robinette Kowal, Science Fiction and Fantasy Author

    Episode 31: Mary Robinette Kowal, Science Fiction and Fantasy Author

    Mary Robinette Kowal writes science fiction and fantasy, and starts writing all her novels during NaNoWriMo, which takes place each year in November.


    Show notes:



    Mary Robinette Kowal
    The Spare Man
    Episode 19, Grant Faulkner, Executive Director of NaNoWriMo
    Matthew Salesses, Craft in the Real World
    Jessi Honard and Marie Parks, Unrelenting


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    • 30 min
    Episode 30: Sean Carroll, Quantum Physicist

    Episode 30: Sean Carroll, Quantum Physicist

    Sean Carroll is a quantum physicist, who has written several books explaining the complexity of his topic to general readers.


    Show notes:



    Sean Carroll
    Mindscape Podcast
    Hijack
    The Biggest Ideas in the Universe: Vol. 1: Space, Time, and Motion
    Katie Mack: The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking)
    Sarafina Nance: Starstruck: A Memoir of Astrophysics & Finding Light in the Dark


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    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
77 Ratings

77 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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