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Scrivener: Your Toolbox, Not Pandora's Box: 

Organizing Your Book Manuscript

Dates: 2 Saturdays, April 6 and 13 
Time: 10 am - 12 pm
Instructor: Janine Kovac
Ages: Adult 
Genre: Manuscript Organization
Price: $150          

Scrivener is the revolutionary software of choice for many novelists and creative non-fiction writers, and even for a few poets. Though it's a very user-friendly platform, it's still easy to get lost, or to feel that you're not maximizing its capabilities. 


In this hands-on workshop with Scrivener groupie Janine Kovac, you'll learn how to navigate through Scrivener's menus and hidden features. She'll help you find what you need to use for your writing project and how to ignore what isn't useful.


Bring your laptop! Janine will show you how to add, organize, label, and compile your book project efficiently.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students must have Scrivener loaded on their laptops prior to class. Purchase or download your free trial here.

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Janine Kovac worked for eight years a software engineer and is just as comfortable writing code as she is writing memoir and personal essays. In 2009 Janine received U.C. Berkeley's Glushko Award for Distinguished Research in Cognitive Science for her thesis "A Linguistic Analysis of Parenting."

Years later, using Scrivener to format and publish, she adapted the work into her first book, Brain Changer: A Mother's Guide to Cognitive Science. Her memoir, SPINNING: Choreography for Coming Home, a semifinalist for Publishers Weekly's BookLife prize, was written and revised in Scrivener.

Janine designed and maintains the websites for Litquake and Moxie Road Productions. An avid fan of Scrivener, she has been teaching writers how to unlock its secrets since 2014.

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