Organizing a Writing Project with FreePlane and Scrivener

I created a video about Organizing a Writing Project with FreePlane and Scrivener. Only a small part of it is actually about Scrivener, but I think it might be of interest to Scrivener users anyway. The part about Scrivener begins about 8 minutes into the video, if you want to just jump to that part.

I hope you find the video interesting and the ideas useful.

http://vimeo.com/60226233
Steve

Thank you… this was helpful and informative being that I use both applications.

Cliff

Thanks for creating and posting the video–very interesting. I’m going to play with some of your ideas.

Henrietta

Do you feel FreePlane has more functionality than Scapple? I bought Scapple with Scrivener, but haven’t used it yet. I have used several other mind mapping programs, but not FreePlane.

Yes, I feel FreePlane has more functionality than Scapple. Scapple’s beauty is its simplicity; FreePlane’s beauty is its power.
I use Scapple for brainstorming – getting down ideas about a scene quickly and then linking them.
But for my research, which is extensive, I use FreePlane. It has great searching and filtering capabilities. I can easily create Boolean (and/or) filters and view just the nodes dealing with certain topics (e.g., Boston Command and (Tremont Street Or Boylston Street)).
The latest FreePlane Beta --which is stable enough for everyday use-- makes it easy to create a refernce link in Scrivener that goes to a given node in FreePlane.

I’ll try to make a quick video showing some examples of how I use each application, and post it in a few days.

Here’s a brief video about using Scapple and FreePlane with Scrivener. FreePlane has more functionality, and is good for managing complex information. Scapple is simpler and is good for brainstorming.
http://vimeo.com/86436725

Steve