Non-fiction and poetry for this beta?

Hi everyone,

First of all, thanks for making a Windows version of Scrivener. I’ve been waiting for this for years!

I’m trying to create a new non-fiction project, and the system doesn’t let me (same with poetry). I was, however, able to create a novel project and a short story project. The screenplay option also works.

Is this a feature or a bug? If the non-fiction and poetry options are not available yet, could you please let me know when you expect to have them ready?

Thank you,

The poetry and non fiction templates have not been implemented yet, but should be available close to final release, which is scheduled for the first quarter of 2011.

I would recommend using a blank template for now.

Personally, used this for my NaNoWriMo fiction novel. (As opposed to using the nano or fiction templates.)

Also, use a different project for all of my freelance writing projects. Custom statuses, different folders for clients/project/etc.

So is pretty empty and you have to build your structure, but is extremely flexible. 30 minutes and I had it set up for proposals, active projects, completed projects, etc - now also serves as a freelance writing portfolio.

I believe StaceyUK is correct though and that those official templates will be included somewhere just before release or at release.

Perhaps this is the wrong place for this question, but will we (or can we already) create our own templates in Scrivener? I’ve not actually looked to see if I could, and couldn’t find any information that really answers that question.

You can create your own templates but they have to be saved as fiction category to show up in the new project window.

Hope that helps.