LEARN SCRIVENER - A Quick & Easy Guide
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Created by David Lee Martin
Last updated 12/2015
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  • 7.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course you will be a Scrivener expert.
  • You will be able to create, arrange, organise, edit and export a Scrivener project with ease.
  • You will know how to create a publish ready file for Kindle.
  • You will know how to create a publish ready file for the iBookstore, Kobo & Nook.
  • You will know how to export a formatted PDF for Createspace and other Print-On-Demand services.
  • You will be able to integrate Scrivener into your everyday workflow.
  • Plus a whole lot more...
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  • Just a heart to learn, a desire to write, and a copy of Scrivener for Mac or PC (trial versions are available on the Scrivener website if you do not already have a copy).


The Best Scrivener Training Anywhere! Learn Scrivner Fast with this comprehensive, easy-to-follow video training.

“Most useful course EVER!!!" RS Clark

PLEASE NOTE: This training uses the Mac version of Scrivener (with notes for Windows users) but I now also have a purely Windows based training also available called 'Scrivener For Windows - A Quick & Easy Guide' so do check that out if you are a PC user.

“Five Stars - First I want to say that if I could add a star - I would. The course just kept getting better and better. The instructor has added to the course, since I began, and has expanded on many topics. If you use Scrivener, or want to use Scrivener - this course is a must!! " Larry Sweet

Fantastic In-depth Scrivener training." Amy Harrop

“Excellent course! I've had Scrivener for some time. Never realised there was so much to the program. This course has been a real eye opener for me. Learning some real cool tips and tricks. At last I'm learning how to use Scrivener which in turn makes the task of writing easier." Roma Hudson

One of the most professional video courses I've ever seen." Britt Malka

Discover The Tool Of Choice For Thousands Of Six Figure Authors, Bloggers & Content Creators.

Is It Not Time You Joined Them?

Welcome To The BEST Scrivener Training Course On The Planet!

This Training Is Guaranteed To Unlock The Secrets Of Scrivener Right Before Your Eyes.

Give Learn Scrivener Just One Hour, And You Will Already Be Harnessing The Power Of This Unique Software To Realize Your Own Writing Dreams.

If you are a writer of any kind - a poet, a novelist, an educator, a blogger, in fact, whatever you are up to in the world of writing and content creation - and you are not already using Scrivener for your writing projects - you are missing out on the best kept secret in a writer's creative toolbox.

Learn Scrivener is a unique and revolutionary piece of software that will take your writing projects, content creation, and research to the next level.

Unfortunately, a lot of people shy away from making the leap from second rate (just my opinion, but I know I'm not alone) writer's tools like Microsoft Word, because Scrivener, at first glance, looks complicated and difficult to grasp.

I promise you that this is not the case.

The Learn Scrivener Course teaches with ease and clarity everything you need to know to make your writing projects rock.

No more excuses! This course is for you.

Within less than 30 minutes of the Learn Scrivener training you will instantly recognise how Scrivener can work for you in any writing or research project you are involved in.

Once you have those key components in place, and there are just a few essentials for this to be one of the best investments you will ever make, there will be no holding you back. You can then choose to look under the hood a little further and taste the power of this superlative program and its amazing benefits for creatives like yourself, and enjoy the advanced areas of training included in this comprehensive course.

Even if you are opening Scrivener for the very first time, the Learn Scrivener For Windows Course will hold your hand and have you up and running in no time.

And for experienced Scriveneers among us? There are tons of tips and tricks you will discover. Keys that will undoubtedly streamline your workflow, and fuel your creativity. Plus, more are being added all the time as I discover new tricks myself.

I can honestly say that no other tool has helped me in my writing career quite as much as Scrivener. I wish that I had access to training like this when I first started my own journey. What an incredible time saver that would have been!

Don't believe me? Try it for yourself, and you will wonder how you ever lived with our Scrivener!

Just a few of the Scrivener keys you will learn that will open the creative floodgates:

  • How to set up a Scrivener project from scratch.
  • How to utilize the Scrivener templates.
  • How to format your documents like a rock star.
  • How to add research from just about any source, and organise it right within your Scrivener project (no more mess of folders and bookmarks, everything right at your fingertips!).
  • Enjoy distraction free writing (just one click away).
  • How to export your project for Kindle publishing in just a few taps of the mouse.
  • How to export to ePub format for the iBookstore, Kobo and Nook.
  • How to take that same project and create a publish ready PDF for Createspace and other print-on-demand services (not a lot of people know how to do this, but Learn Scrivener makes it Quick & Easy!).
  • How to use Scrivener's cool cork board view to rapidly create and arrange your projects.
  • Set writing goals, track your progress and check your stats.
  • Use Scrivener's Collections feature to search, streamline and organise your projects.
  • Use Scrivener's novel themplate like a pro.
  • Illustrate your Scrivener documents with images (the right way!).
  • Plus too many other benefits and fabulous features to pack onto one page.

If I were you I would stop what you are doing, and jump in right now.

Seriously, even if you don't own Scrivener, you can get a 30 day trial for free, and put it through its paces alongside the training.

The little time it takes will quickly be paid back many times over in the hours you will save because of Scrivener's awesome capabilities.

There is no other software for writers that even comes close to Scrivener in its features and benefits, and no training that can help you more than 'Learn Scrivener - A Quick & Easy Guide'

PLUS, all of the extra videos and other resources, that are added at any time in the future, will be stacked into your account at no extra cost.

There are so many cool things that will be included as the course evolves (many are already being prepared as we speak), and you will have life time updates.

It can't get much better than that!


Who is the target audience?
  • Any one who does writing of any kind - Bloggers, novelists, students and teachers, pastors, educators, authors, Kindle publishers, poets, screenplay writers - you name it, if you are in the writing game, Scrivener can help you reach your writing goals better than any other tool on the market. It is awesome!
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Curriculum For This Course
129 Lectures
Welcome To The Learn Scrivener Quick & Easy Course
3 Lectures 10:03

Welcome to the Scrivener Quick & Easy course. Here's a little introduction to who I am, and how Scrivener has helped me in my publishing and content creation business. Just a personal hello really, and a broad overview of some of the things you will learn as you go through the course.

Preview 06:43

Please take a moment to let me know what your goals are for this course before we get started. I want to help you reach that goal, and knowing what you hope to achieve will allow me to point you in the right direction to learn just what you need, when you need it. :)

Before We Get Started

If you don't already have Scrivener For Mac you can get hold of a copy using the link in the supplementary material for this lecture. Literature & Latte (the makers of Scrivener) also offer a 30 day free trial.

First Things First - Where to get Scrivener
8 Lectures 30:23
First Look At Scrivener

Scrivener VS MS Word

Plain and simple - how to open a new project in Scrivener.

Open A New Project

A quick overview of the Scrivener dashboard.

The Tool Bar & The Formatting Bar

The Binder is where all of your project files will be created, stored, arranged and edited. Think of it like a file or ring binder that holds all of your folders and papers.

Preview 02:33

Understanding Document Icons

Getting rid of unwanted stuff, and retrieving it f you make a mistake and want it back!


Need a helping hand? Just ask...

The Help Menu
10 Lectures 34:26

The quickest and easiest ways to add new files and folders to your Scrivener project.

Adding Files & Folders

Using the main menu to Add Files and Folders.

Project Add File

We are all familiar with Copy & Pasting content - this is just one way you can transfer content into your Scrivener project.

Copy & Paste

Copy, Paste & Match Style - keep your Scrivener documents looking sweet, and apply your project styles to any pasted text with ease.

Paste and Match Style

Importing documents into Scrivener is as easy as drag n drop.

Preview 03:28

Super cool way to import your documents and have Scrivener do all of the heavy lifting for you to split the document automatically into your chosen chapters.

Import & Split

So cool - automate the process of importing from another text based document and splitting it into respective chapters automatically during the import process. These guys have thought of everything!

Import And Split Automatically

Already got a Scrivener project that you want to duplicate some pages or folders from into your new project? No problem. Drag the files straight into your new project and they will be duplicated directly into your new project.

Drag From Previous Project

Endnotes & Footnotes

Import Mindmaps Into Scrivener
9 Lectures 19:36
Organizing Files & Folders

Rearrange Files & Folders Using Arrows

Expand & Contract All Folders

Convert A File To Folder

Renaming An Item In The Binder

Selecting Multiple Items In The Binder

Grouping Items In Your Binder

Merging Items In Your Binder

Quick Reference Panel
3 Lectures 05:04

I totally love this feature. Get rid of the distractions with one click, and focus on your writing project with Distraction Free Writing mode.

Preview 02:34

Want your distraction free writing palette to be even more inspiring or beautiful? Here's how.

ALSO INCLUDED: A folder full of beautiful backgrounds to inspire your distraction free writing environment.

Custom Background in Full Screen Mode

No need to lose track and keep scrolling every time you hit the bottom of the screen. Scrivener's Distraction free mode allows you to set things up so your writing line stays dead centre.

Typewriter Mode
2 Lectures 05:24

Plain and simple printing so you can proof read your manuscripts.

Print For Proof

Print An Outline
8 Lectures 38:56

The Compile function is one of the most powerful features of Scrivener, and one that you will love! It looks very complicated at first, but don't worry - just follow these videos and you will be a compilation-ninja in no time.

Preview 02:08

Simple PDF export with no bells and whistles. We cover some more complex PDF compile functions in our video about exporting for Createspace or other Print-On-Demand services.

Includes instructions on how to create a clickable PDF table of contents in your manuscript.

Compile As PDF

How to add your cover image and bake it into your exported file.

Adding A Cover Image

So easy to do it's incredible - compile your book for Kindle with a clickable Table of Contents, ready to upload to Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. Everything you need to know Step-by-Step.

Compile For Kindle

Need a copy for the iBookstore, Nook or Kobo? ePub is easy with Scrivener! Everything you need to know Step-by-Step.

Compile for the iBookstore, Nook and Kobo

Need to get a copy to someone as a good 'ole MS Word document - we can do that!

Compiling As Microsoft Word

Scrivener Links In Digital Documents

External Links In Digital Documents
5 Lectures 19:29

A brief introduction to Compiling for print through CreateSpace or other print services.

Preview 01:21

Setting up customs page sizes and compile presets for CreateSpace (or other print service) in Scrivener.

Preview 03:42

Use PageView to see how your printed document will look.

Viewing Your Document As It Will Print

A detailed walkthrough of all the options you will need to use to set up a preset for compiling your project for CreateSpace and other print services.

Detailed Compile Settings For CreateSpace

Createspace Compile Settings PDF for easy reference.

CreateSpace Settings PDF
17 pages
8 Lectures 23:05
Inline Annotations And Comments

No need for another app or program , or even a web search. You can grab word definitions and variations right within Scrivener.

Dictionary & Thesaurus

Need to find and replace a word in a document, or even throughout your entire project? This is made super easy with Scrivener's Find & Replace function.

Find & Replace

Digging deeper with your stats.

All of the stats you could ever want right at your fingertips. Word count, character count, even track how often you a are using particular words or phrases.

Preview 01:11

All of the stats you could ever want right at your fingertips. Word count, character count, even track how often you a are using particular words or phrases.

Project Stats

Set your project goals and track how you are going toward their fulfilment. A great motivator for goal orientated individuals.

Project Targets

Project Notes

Export To SpreadSheet
10 Lectures 15:59

Just what you need to know. In fact, you probably already know it.

Basic Formatting

Format your text using the formatting menu.

The Format Menu

You can even copy and paste text formatting in Scrivener. Very cool.

Copy & Paste Formatting

Using some powerful options to actually determine your books formatting when you compile it. This feature allows you to change the font project wide without having to do it manually page by page.

Compile Formatting

Preserving Special Formatting During Compile

Set up your preferred formatting so it is applied to every new document you create in your project.

Preview 03:10

How to save a Preset to use later. A real timesaver.

Saving a Formatting Preset

Applying a formatting preset to your documents.

Apply A Formatting Preset To A Document

Want to get rid of a rogue Preset? Had enough of that style. Here's how to get rid of it.

Delete Presets

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About the Instructor
David Lee Martin
4.6 Average rating
893 Reviews
17,872 Students
7 Courses
Indie author, self publisher, entrepreneur, husband and dad!

David Lee Martin has a proven track record of producing training materials that actually get RESULTS for his students.

The real power is in the fact that what he teaches, he actually does himself in his own flourishing writing and publishing business. His training works in the trenches of real world business building and content creation.

But he has not always enjoyed the level of success he enjoys today. David has faced the same frustrations and roadblocks that most writers and entrepreneurs encounter as they forge their way forward. This honesty and transparency is apparent in all of his training products.

He is a no-fluff teacher with years of experience, who loves helping others move swiftly down their own unique pathway to success.

David is married to Larna, and they are blessed with four flourishing children. His greatest weakness is good coffee and a tendency to get carried away with his creative ideas!