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Scrivener Templates

Scrivener is a great tool for both the fledgling and seasoned writer.  The ability to design a template that allows an intuitive workflow on every project is one of its strongest points.  Once you find out what works best for you writing style you can tweak and reuse a single template.  Don't forget you can download a free trial in wither a Windows or a Mac version.  If you decide to buy grab this Scrivener Coupon Code for 20% off you purchase of this great program. To make your search easier here are some templates to work with:

Most of these are zipped files. To use, first unzip the file. Then open the file with the .scrivx or .scrivtemplate extension in scrivener. Then go to “File –> Save as Template…” and follow instructions there (it’s very easy, but if you have trouble leave a message or email me). You may also be able to go to New Project, Select Options, then Import Template - depending on the template. Once you do that, the template should be available in the templates section every time you open Scrivener.  Again, if you have any problems, please leave a comment or email me and I'll give you a hand.

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20 comments:

J.W. Alden said...

Nice post!

I've been using Word forever, mainly out of habit, but I've been meaning to give Scrivener a try for a while. When I do, I'll be sure to swing back here to give these templates a look!

Sean Worth said...

Thanks for the comment! The templates are incredibly useful. Scrivener is free to try so definitely worth a trial run. You can import a Word document into it if you want to see how your current WIP would look. That will allow you to play with the features without typing a new manuscript. If you decide to buy it you can use the 20% Scrivener discount I have linked. You may decide it's not for you, but it is worth a look. Enjoy!

Emily said...

Thanks for the links. I've been having trouble opening the last one in Scrivener. If I try to open the .scrivtemplate format it gives the following error message:

“Book-Length_Academic_Research_Project.scrivtemplate” could not be handled because Scrivener cannot open files in the “Document” format.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

Sean Worth said...

On my way out door. I will look at it tonight for you. Of course that was the one I didn't try :(

indigoskye.com said...

Useful looking templates! Thanks for gathering them all together for us. I love Scrivener. Its a great writing program.

Charmaine Clancy said...

This is fantastic thank you!
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Sean Worth said...

Glad to help other writers, especially other Scrivener users. :)

Monique said...

Thanks for putting this list together - I purchased Scrivener some time ago but just started to use it here recently.

Shelina Valmond said...

Beautiful site! As a three year user of Scrivener I found the information here helpful to everyone, Thanks!

Sean Worth said...

The Scrivener templates are useful. I was using it for almost a year before I knew you could use templates.

JD Paradise said...

Thanks for sharing these. I tried the SWFA one and was not able to open it - the extension was wrong, so I changed it to .scriv, but then I got an error message on opening - something about a binder file?

Sean Worth said...

Not sure what the problem is JD. As soon as I get a minute free from NaNoWriMo I will try to see if I can get it to work for you. ;)

JD Paradise said...

Thanks, Sean. No rush at all. Winning NaNo is more important than my kvetching :)

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Sean Worth said...

I'll be sure to check it out Gwen!

kltownsend said...

Been trying to open the SFWA short story one without luck. Anyone else mentioned a problem with it? Just wanted to check with you. It's a fantastic post.

Sean Worth said...

I'll take a look at it this weekend. I actually use that one, but I haven't updated Scrivener in a while so not sure if it's a recent conflict. I'll see if I can figure it out.

Shewmaker said...

I downloaded the Hewson SFWA template and installed it. I have sent Kltownsend an e-mail with step by step directions.

I am the community owner of a public community for Scrivener Users on Google+. We have over 160 members. Since this is a public community you can read the community page before you decide whether or not you want to participate or not.

https://plus.google.com/communities/109597039874015233580

Sean Worth said...

Thank you Shewmaker! I am so behind on my most recent deadline, I have been neglecting things here. I will definitely check out the Scrivener group.

Thanks again!

Mel Corbett said...

Thanks for the post and the linkback. I'm looking forward to checking out these templates, particularly the two non-fiction ones. I just started a grad program this year :-)

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