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 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.
Episode 14: Jessica Payne, Thriller Author
June 1st, 2022 | 29 mins 26 secs
Jessica Payne has just published her first novel, Make Me Disappear, a psychological thriller about a woman who arranges her own kidnapping. Jessica is the host of #MomsWritersClub, on YouTube and Twitter, where she discusses the issues around writing and being a mom.
Episode 13: April Henry, Thriller Author
May 4th, 2022 | 30 mins 19 secs
April Henry is the author of more than two dozen mysteries and thrillers for teens and adults. Her novels have won prizes, been shortlisted for other prizes, and have been translated into ten languages. She knows two dozen different ways to kill you.
Episode 12: Damon Young, Philosopher
April 6th, 2022 | 30 mins 36 secs
Damon Young is a philosopher, poet, and an author of fiction for children. As a philosopher, he has written about reading, the garden, and sex, and he has also written a half-dozen children's books. He also writes regularly for newspapers and magazines, and is a frequent guest on radio and TV.
Episode 11: Charles Shields, Biographer
March 2nd, 2022 | 31 mins 27 secs
Charles Shields is a biographer of mid-century American novelists and writers. After a career teaching, and writing histories and biographies for young people, Shields has written several biographies of American authors, the most recent of which is about playwright Lorraine Hansberry, author of Raisin in the Sun.
Episode 10: Annie Finch, Poet, Writer, and Witch
February 2nd, 2022 | 30 mins 32 secs
Annie Finch is a poet, writer, critic, editor, playwright, librettist, translator, and witch. She has written poetry, criticism, memoirs, and works on meter and form, and is the founder of Poetry Witch Community, where she teaches meter, scansion, and magic.
Episode 9: Charlie Stross, Science-Fiction Author
January 5th, 2022 | 31 mins 14 secs
Charlie Stross is a prolific author of science fiction and fantasy. He has written more than two dozen novels, has won three Hugo awards, and has been nominated for many other awards, including the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the Japanese Seiun Award.