Mapping Your Novel with Scrivener and Scapple

Opinions vary quire a bit on the subject of outlining before writing. Some people prefer to create the world and then see where the characters take them. Some follow a very strict outline. I think I fall somewhere in between. My dear friend Lady Hawkeye discussed this matter in her post … Continue Reading →


The Story Bible: Needs, Wants, Must-Haves

What’s a Story Bible? Bible in a Binder For those with the need to feel the paper between your fingers, here are recommended supplies for your Bible in a Binder: 3-ring binder, suggested 2″ size Dividers, with 5 tabs. Preferably with pockets. (If you need more tabs, buy a pack of … Continue Reading →


A Libra’s Guide to Finishing Your Novel, Part Two: Structure

It’s important to see the finish line when you start the marathon. Which means that it’s helpful for Libra writers to implement some sort of structure into their writing routine. Be it an outline, a notecard stack, or even a murder board like the one used in Castle, structure can … Continue Reading →


Story Mapping with Scapple

If you saw my post during our writing month, you may already know that I’m a huge fan of Scrivener by Literature & Latte. I also mentioned using their other software, Scapple, but I didn’t elaborate fully on how I use Scapple. So today I want to remedy that. As I embark … Continue Reading →


Mapping Your Novel with Scrivener & Scapple

Opinions vary quire a bit on the subject of outlining before writing. Some people prefer to create the world and then see where the characters take them. Some follow a very strict outline. I think I fall somewhere in between. My dear friend Lady Hawkeye discussed this matter in her post … Continue Reading →