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Scrivener Secrets: This Saturday, 4/19!

April 16, 2014 by Kiersi


Hey all! I have a blog post coming for you soon (with pictures!) about my Costa Rica trip and other bookish things. But before I can get to that, I’m busy toiling away on something really cool for you: a talk this weekend for the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI), Oregon chapter!

The talk, “Scrivener Secrets,” is the final event in SCBWI Oregon’s “The Next Level” Professional Series. Here are the deets:


Date: 04/19/2014

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm


TaborSpace, The Annex

5441 SE Belmont St. – Portland, OR 97215

More information (and SCBWI Oregon’s website) here.


The series was organized by my pal and partner in crime, Amber J Keyser, Kelly Garrett, Bonnie Goldberg, and myself, to better serve the needs of our community’s professional children’s book writers and illustrators. The series has featured some incredible talent: last month, Heidi Schulz gave a great talk on using Twitter, and before that, Agent Fiona Kenshole discussed planning for and shaping your career.

Can I just say how incredibly complimented and lucky I feel to be presenting alongside names like these?

I hope you’ll attend! The talk is totally free and open to the public. Here’s a little blurb about the subject itself–which will basically be a tutorial on getting started using Scrivener to plan and write your next project:

Tired of storing ten different files for your outlines, drafts, revisions, and character sheets? With all the functionality available in Scrivener, it can be a little intimidating at first—but in this session with author Kiersi Burkhart, you’ll learn practical, simple tools for outlining your novel, organizing your writing materials, and revising with ease and efficiency. Get ready to harness a powerful new writing tool!

Cool, huh? It’ll contain live demonstrations in Scrivener for Mac, and additional screenshots of Scrivener for PC for those of you using a PC at home. If you’ve ever thought about using Scrivener to organize your writing, now is a great opportunity to sit down and see what it can do–and how easy it is to use!

After the talk, I’ll be posting a series of “how-to” guides on using Scrivener on my blog, so stay tuned!

Hope to see you Saturday.

1 Comment »

  1. I really need to learn how to use all of Scrivener’s features. I like the cork board, but I don’t use anything else on it.

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