Like any construction project, your writing is only as good as the foundation. With Scrivener templates can play an important role in creating your next writing project and the ease with which you progress. Templates can be like blueprints for your projects so let’s take a look at them today.
I’ve recently written about uses for Scrivener such as blogging and various email message templates. I received a comment from my most recent post sharing Scrivener templates for blogs, one from AllIndieWriters.com and the other posted at ThaddeusHunt.com. This is excellent information for those interested in blogging with Scrivener.
Templates are easy to make with Scrivener and they provide you a way to design basic projects of various kinds.
But how do you make a template should you want to create one yourself? It’s rather a simple matter. I’ll describe it and provide some links with screenshots.
When you have created a project with all the configuration you want for a basic project click on File => Save As Template. Name it and choose the location to where you want to save it. Now you have your template. Click here for a post with screenshots.
When you want to use the template you must import it. Here’s how:
When you start to create a project by clicking File => New Project the New Project window opens.
In the lower left click options to expand a menu and click Import Template.
Navigate to the template to choose it and you are ready to import your template.
Here’s the link for screenshots showing how to import the template.
Interested in more templates for specific projects? Here’s a list of links for templates to download. Some of these lists have some overlap but I’ve found a few interesting ones I’m going to use.
If you know of any templates please share below in the comments. I’m thinking about a bigger use for Scrivener and a template for it. When I’ve completed it I’ll share it in a post with the template for download. I’d also love to connect with you over social media so check my contact page for that information. See the News page for announcements and remember to sign-up to receive news and posts by email. I’ve added a new sign-up tab on my FaceBook page to simplify the process. New followers can download The Black Bag via free coupon today! Also, the cover of my book, The Bow of Destiny, was revealed recently so take a look.
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