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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Episodes

  • Episode 6: Elizabeth Haynes, Thriller Author

    October 20th, 2021  |  28 mins 55 secs

    Having worked as a police intelligence analyst in the UK, Elizabeth Haynes knows a lot about crime. She has written a half dozen novels, all of which she started during NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).

  • Christian Cantrell, Sci-Fi Thriller Author

    September 22nd, 2021  |  29 mins 30 secs

    With a day job as a designer for one of the world's largest software companies, Christian Cantrell knows how computer technology works, and his novels are full of cutting-edge ideas. He explores science and technology that don’t yet exist in order to put characters in situations in which they can discover things about themselves that would otherwise have been impossible.

  • Episode 4: Annik Lafarge, Author of Chasing Chopin

    August 25th, 2021  |  32 mins 40 secs

    After a career in publishing, from being a publicist to senior editor, Annik Lafarge is now a consultant and advisor to authors. Her latest book is Chasing Chopin: A Musical Journey Across Three Centuries, Four Countries, and a Half-Dozen Revolutions. Annik talks about how important it is for authors to help market their books.

    "I honestly don't think I could have written this book without without Scrivener."

  • Episode 3: J.T. Ellison, Thriller Author, TV Show Host, and Publisher

    July 21st, 2021  |  33 mins 24 secs

    J.T. Ellison has written more than 25 novels: standalone thrillers, three series, and has recently published the first in a series of co-authored young adult novels. She co-hosts a literary TV show, and is also a publisher. She also "loves Scrivener with the passion of a thousand fiery suns."

  • Dan Moren, Science Fiction Author, Journalist, and Podcaster

    June 23rd, 2021  |  29 mins 6 secs

    Dan Moren juggles a triple career: that of a science fiction author, tech journalist, and podcaster. He discusses his the "sci-fi espionage capers" he writes, how he transitioned from journalism to fiction, and how he has used Scrivener to write each of his novels.

  • Episode 1: Peter Robinson, Author of the Alan Banks Crime Fiction Series

    May 20th, 2021  |  25 mins 57 secs

    We welcome Peter Robinson, best-selling author of the Alan Banks crime series. Peter has written more than two dozen novels, and discusses his characters, how he uses music in his novels, and how Scrivener helps him manage his manuscripts.