Using Meta-Data, Labels, Colors, Keywords, etc.


Scrivener expert Gwen Hernandez talks about using meta-data, labels, colors, keywords, and annotations to streamline projects and ease the re-writing process. To varying degrees, these techniques can be applied in other software, not just Scrivener.

And for those not familiar with Scrivener, we provide a brief introduction to the application that has become one of the most popular writing tools out there.

Check out some the links below for some great ideas about how to use meta-data.

Upcoming in the next episode – the return of Cheryl Klein and Matt Bird!

Some of Gwen’s Scrivener tutorials:

Custom Meta-Data
Advanced Highlighter Features

Other related case studies and tutorials:

Jason Hough on Using Labels
Paul Dorset on using Meta-Data for Character Points of View
Scrivener’s own tutorial on Custom Meta-Data
A Writers Circle forum post on using Keywords and Meta-Data.
Rebeca Schiller on the Outliner and Meta-Data
Scrivener’s tutorial on Revision Mode

Direct Download Link for the episode

More about this show, for new listeners:

This is a creative writing podcast and a screenwriting podcast. In The Narrative Breakdown, Cheryl Klein, James Monohan, and other guest co-hosts discuss storytelling tips and techniques of interest to any writer, student, or fan of quality creative writing, screenwriting, playwriting, fan fiction, English literature, etc. Each episode, Cheryl and James draw upon their respective experiences in publishing and filmmaking to analyze popular novels, movies, plays, television shows, short stories, and song lyrics. Featuring various co-hosts and writers, as well as material from Cheryl Klein’s book ‘Second Sight’ and James’ iPhone app ‘The Storyometer.’




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