Posted by: Tony Carson | 12 November, 2009

Scrivener and blogging

Scrivener is a Mac writing program tailored to novelists and screen writers. It is the best in show, by far, but it is so good it has become my default writing program. Period.

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And, perhaps unwittingly, it’s tailor-made for blogging. Here’s why:

• it’s a fast, easy to use sophisticated word processor

• it allows me to store all the blogs I’m working on in one place, just a mouse click away from each other

• it allows drag and drop of pretty much anything

• I can store all the research for each blog in the same place

but here’s the clincher. When I copy research from other sites, I can paste it into Scrivener using shift-option-command-paste; this strips all the localized formatting and pastes the material to conform with my own settings. A God-send because Ecto, my blog app, while pretty good at everything else, is lousy at formatting: I need to make it really easy for Ecto and Scrivener does that by allowing me to paste in format-free variables.

Scrivener is a fantastic program … for a writer, but if you’re a blogger you’ve got even more reasons to marvel at this little gem.

To see it in action, here are some tutorial videos.

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