PLOTTR Outlining Software: Author Tools
I Use & Recommend
PLOTTR Outlining Software: There is nothing more exciting outside of writing story for an author, except when you find tools that make that job easier and enhance your experience as you write, while keeping track of all you are doing especially when writing series.
I use Plottr and Scrivener together for my writing and series projects all in one place. It was the fact the two softwares were compatible and can be used together that sold me. A great investment in my author career. I have been using Scrivener for years, and Plottr since its release. I recommend them because I use them. I want to be up front and let you know, these links are affiliate links and I may receive some compensation if you buy, but it will not affect your price in any way at all. Whether you choose to use my link or not, I highly recommend. You can Google and get a direct link to the site.
Plottr also is easy to use and they have short help videos for everything.
PLOTTR Outlining Software
A bit about how I use both these softwares.
My Project In Progress In Plottr: The 1st screenshot is my timeline–I am using outline templates from Save The Cat & Romancing The Beat in this one project. The 2nd screenshot is outline list mode without the color timeline. The colors dots, in the left tree, represent character colors, tag, places. The 3rd screenshot is characters and places all in one section, the 4th screenshot is a single character with notes about that character in my story. The 5th screenshot is places with info entered about a single place and image, and the 6th screenshot is book projects place holders where I will be able to see all my books in the SERIES together once I get them entered. Plottr not only is great way to PLOT but is also makes a great Story Bible to track your stories and series.
If you CLICK on the image it will launch in another window bigger so it will be easier to read.
Once you have your project outlined, mapped out, and all info entered you can IMPORT it into Scrivener or Word. I imported mine into Scrivener while I am still in process of entering info to demonstrate here in this post. All info except photos were imported. I will have to add the photos to Scrivener.
I love the fact that when imported into Scrivener from Plottr the outline suggestions notes about what goes in that section that matches the Template I am using are also imported. In this shot it Save The Cat notes to right.
I hear a lot of feedback about learning curves and such. The truth is USE only what you need, If you only need basic word processing then don’t worry about all the other features of Scrivener–you don’t need them. And opening it up and just start typing is fairly simple and up front in the program.
If you want an easier and low cost course to show you Scrivener my all time favorite Scrivener Coach Michael Joseph has one on Udemy. Learn Scrivener Fast–There is sale going on right now as I write the post.
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Space Opera, Fantasy Adventure, Mythological Humor, and Midlife Paranormal Women’s Fiction.