Write Now with Scrivener

Conversations with authors about writing and how they use Scrivener.

About the show

Join journalist Kirk McElhearn as he interviews writers of all kinds about their processes, routines, and how they use Scrivener, the app dedicated to long-form writing. In the first half of the show, writers share their experiences and their different approaches to getting words down on the page; in the second half, they get into the specifics of how they use Scrivener to help them. Whether you’re a Scrivener user or just interested in writing, this podcast has something for you.

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  • Episode 30: Sean Carroll, Quantum Physicist

    September 6th, 2023  |  30 mins 29 secs

    Sean Carroll is a quantum physicist, who has written several books explaining the complexity of his topic to general readers.

  • Episode 29: Michael Jecks, Medieval Mystery Author

    August 2nd, 2023  |  33 mins 23 secs

    Michael Jecks has written more than 50 novels, including 33 in his Templar series of medieval mysteries. He also writes books in other series, set in modern times, the Tudor period, and 1920s Shanghai.

  • Episode 28: Sheila O'Flanagan, Romance Author

    July 5th, 2023  |  30 mins 20 secs

    Sheila O'Flanagan left a career as a banker for writing, and has written more than 30 romance novels, which "put women in situations where they have to dig deep inside themselves to find their inner strength even though sometimes they struggle to realise it’s there."

  • Episode 27: S J Watson, Thriller Novelist

    June 7th, 2023  |  31 mins 16 secs

    S J Watson, author of the hugely popular Before I Go to Sleep, is starting a new project called The Experiment, where he shows readers his first drafts.

  • Episode 26: Jaime Green, Science Journalist

    May 3rd, 2023  |  31 mins 51 secs

    Jaime Green has just published her first book, The Possibility of Life: Science, Imagination, and Our Quest for Kinship in the Cosmos, where she discusses whether there is life out there, and, if so, whether we will ever know.

  • Episode 25: Becca Caddy, Science and Technology Journalist

    April 5th, 2023  |  32 mins 24 secs

    Becca Caddy writes about science and technology, and her book Screen Time tells us how to make peace with our tech devices.

  • Episode 24: Joanna Penn, Author Entrepreneur

    March 1st, 2023  |  29 mins 39 secs

    Joanna Penn combines her talents as a thriller author with her skills in marketing to have a successful writing career. Her latest book is Pilgrimage: Lessons Learned from Solo Walking Three Ancient Ways.

  • Episode 23: Bill Thompson, Thriller Author

    February 1st, 2023  |  29 mins 24 secs

    After decades as a corporate executive for a financial services firm, Bill Thompson retired and became a bestselling author of archeological thrillers.

  • Episode 22: Allison K. Williams, Writer, Editor, and Coach

    January 4th, 2023  |  29 mins 55 secs

    Allison K. Williams is a writer, editor, and coach, as well as former circus performer, and is the author of Seven Drafts, a book about self-editing. Seven Drafts helps writers get from the messy first draft to final draft.

  • Episode 21: Thriller Author Katelyn Monroe Howes

    December 7th, 2022  |  30 mins 7 secs

    Katelyn Monroe Howes is a documentary filmmaker, who has just written her first novel, The Awoken, a dystopian science fiction thriller, has just been published.

  • Episode 20: Brigitta Blair and Camilla Zhang on Writing Comics with Scrivener

    November 2nd, 2022  |  30 mins 44 secs

    Brigitta Blair is an author/illustrator, and Camilla Zhang is a comics editor. Together they have created the Standard Comic Strip Template for Scrivener.

  • Episode 19: Grant Faulkner, Executive Director of NaNoWriMo

    October 19th, 2022  |  29 mins 34 secs

    Grant Faulkner is executive director of National Novel Writing Month, where hundreds of thousands of people write novels during the month of November. He tells us about the amazing event that is NaNoWriMo, and how it brings together people around the world to write together.

  • Episode 18: Rashelle Isip, Professional Organizer

    October 5th, 2022  |  31 mins 27 secs

    Rashelle Isip is a professional organizer, helping people better manage their time, space, and belongings. She explains how writers can better manage their time and be more efficient.

  • Episode 17: Christie Aschwanden, Science Journalist

    September 7th, 2022  |  33 mins 45 secs

    Christie Aschwanden is a journalist, author, and editor, and has written Good to Go: What the athlete in all of us can learn from the strange science of recovery, a book about the science of athletic recovery. She is a runner and cyclist, and has contributed articles to The New York Times, Runner's World, and Bicycling, among others.

  • Episode 16: William Gallagher, Playwright, Novelist, and Tech Journalist

    August 3rd, 2022  |  30 mins 27 secs

    William Gallagher is a versatile writer. He has written Doctor Who radio dramas, novels, and hundreds of articles about technology, as well as books about writing. He also creates many YouTube videos about writing and technology.

  • Episode 15: Rowan Hooper, Science Writer

    July 6th, 2022  |  29 mins 54 secs

    Rowan Hooper is a science writer, and is currently podcast editor for The New Scientist. His book, How to Save the World for Just a Trillion Dollars, looks at ten big problems in the world and how they can be solved for a trillion dollars.