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Scrivener is a word-processing program and story outliner designed for authors. It provides a management system for documents, notes and metadata.

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Scrivener enables authors to not only write full manuscripts but also to organize notes, concepts, research, and whole documents for easy access and reference. It is tailor-made for long manuscripts and makes it easy to move pages, scenes and chapters around.

It is the go-to app for writers of all kinds, used by best-selling novelists, screenwriters, non-fiction writers, students, academics, lawyers, journalists, translators and more.

Scrivener features

  • Create each scene as a different file and Scrivener stitches them together automatically when you press publish.
  • Move scenes and chapters around easily by dragging and dropping
  • Create templates for manuscripts so you don’t have to repeat long, tedious tasks.
  • Create character sketches and place descriptions and store them in an easily accessible location. These are accessible without leaving your Scrivener document.
  • Import all your research into Scrivener; text files, PDFs, images, links to websites and have it right there for easy reference.
  • Set project targets and see how far you are from finishing your manuscript.
  • Set daily targets.
  • Save different versions of scenes and chapters (as many as you like) so you can always roll back.
  • Make notes on each scene, chapter or the whole manuscript that you can view easily.
  • See two different scenes or pages side by side so you can write without having to constantly refer to another file to be reminded of earlier events.
  • Automated backups.
  • Write on the go with a Scrivener app for mobile.
  • And much more…

Scrivener cost and installati0n

Scrivener is a desktop application that you install on your computer. There is also an app for iOS devices so you can install it on your uPad or phone and work on the go.

One of the things writers love about Scrivener is that it’s a once of cost for them:

Scrivener for Windows

  • Standard  License | $49
  • Educational License | $41.65

Scrivener for Mac

  • Standard  License | $49
  • Educational License | $41.65
  • Scrivener iOS app $19.99


  • Scrivener for both Mac & Windows | $80

Authors talk about Scrivener


Peter Robinson, Author of the Alan Banks Crime Fiction Series

Dan Moren, Science Fiction Author, Journalist, and Podcaster

J.T. Ellison, Thriller Author

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When you're ready to put it all together, compile it!
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