At last, writer’s tool Scrivener is out of beta for Windows environments, as announced yesterday by developer Literature and Latte. I’ve been using the beta for some time now and have found it an invaluable tool for the writing, planning and organising of stories. While it’s mainly geared towards prose, it is perfectly well suited to other forms of writing, providing templates for comics, stage and film scripts; it’s no Final Draft, but it works pretty well as an interim tool for those people unable or unwilling to pay the high costs for that professional scriptwriting tool. But while Final Draft is without peer when it comes to scripts, it has no features for the tracking, writing and plotting of novels or short stories. This is where Scrivener excels. And at last it’s no longer available solely for the Mac.
In addition to the Windows release, Scrivener is also available for Linux, which suits me well as most of my writing is done on my trusty netbook which runs Linux Mint, and all versions of Scrivener are compatible with each other.
(Note: This is not an advert of any kind, and I’m not affiliated with Literature and Latte, I just really like the software)