Case Studies For Writers

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Dec 16, 2018

The Special S&M Bond of the Critique Partner Relationship

So you’ve found a critique partner—Yay!

Get ready for an experience in love and punishment that would get even Christian Grey right in his dangling participles.

You’re about to get all the feedback, critical commentary, and objective dissection of your carefully outlined, precariously constructed plot arcs you ever wanted. And more!

Wait—you didn’t think your critique partner (CP) was just going to read your story then tell you how much they loved it, did you?

Of course not, you say. But really—you were secretly hoping that would be the case. It’s okay. We all do.

Dec 11, 2018

Where To Find Critique Partners

Whether you are an experienced writer or just starting your writing journey, there is nothing like the support and encouragement that a critique partner can provide—from a simple “this phrase is gold!” to the “this sentence might be a cliché.” Most importantly, a good critique partner gives invaluable, constructive feedback on your work. Simply put, the right critique partner helps improve your writing.

So, how do you find critique partners? 
At a high level, here are a few places you can look:
 -      Local Writers Chapters
-    Online Writers Communities
-    Critique Group Meetups
-    Social Media 

Nov 25, 2018

How To Sync Scrivener Across Your iOS Devices

Picture ityou’re facing a long train commute, waiting in a doctor’s office, or stuck at the airport. Perfect time to write, right? But you don't have your laptop.
Can you even carry your laptop everywhere? You don’t have to!

Scrivener offers a seamless option to sync all your iOS devices automatically through Dropbox. To take advantage of this feature, we’ve created an easy guide with tips and tricks on how to set up your devices. Get ready to put all those idle minutes to use! 

What you’ll need: 
-      A Scrivener desktop license
-      A one-time purchase of Scrivener’s iOS app
-      A Dropbox account (Free basic plan up to 2GB of data)
-      Install the Dropbox desktop app on your Mac (or desktop) from dropbox.com/install
-      Create a backup copy of your manuscript file as a precaution.