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04/07 Scrivener 101: An Introduction to the Best Writing Software with Brian Peyton Joyner

Date: Monday, April 7, 2014 Time: 7pm to 9pm Number of sessions: 1 -- One Day Class! Members: $30 Nonmembers: $36 Location: The NEW Ink Spot, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 16, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92106

After this class, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without Scrivener.

If you’ve considered looking for an alternative to MS-Word but wondered whether it would be worth the time to learn a new program, this class is for you.

This course is an introduction to Scrivener, the best writing software application for Mac or PC.  Scrivener was designed by a writer who needed a better tool to manage the complexity of writing a novel.  It is a feature rich application that helps authors organize the researching, outlining, writing and revising of a novel, long work of non-fiction or screenplay. Because of its ability to compile to multiple formats, Scrivener can also be used for blog posts, poetry and articles.

After this class, you will be able to use Scrivener to:

  • Organize all your research, including websites, photos, articles, pdf files, and text.
  • Write without distractions in a font and format you like.
  • Master the revision process by being able to work with different POVs, characters and settings.
  • With a few clicks, compile your work into any format, including an MS-Word file or e-book.

Students of this course will receive a discount code of 20% that can be used for the purchase of a Scrivener license for Mac or PC.


HeadshotBrian Peyton Joyner is a published author that has been an active member of the San Diego writing community for the past four years. He has written four novels, several shorts stories and outlined a memoir using Scrivener. Brian founded and heads a bi-weekly LGBT writing group in conjunction with So Say We All. He has completed the SEAK Fiction Writing Conference for Physicians and Lawyers and the Novel Cram Boot Camp and attended the San Diego Writer’s Conference. Brian has taken numerous writing classes through SDWI, SDSU and UCSD.  He holds a B.A. and B.S. from Furman University, an M.P.A. from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, and a J.D. from Northwestern University.


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