I’ve been a Scriv user since around 2008 or 2009.
First, a couple of facts. Could somebody give me the answers to these?
When did Scrivener launch?
It was originally for screenwriting and the adaptations for writing novels came later, correct?
And finally, the question I’d love to see answers to from others.
What attracted you to Scrivener?
For me it was the Binder and the ability to import everything and I do mean everything so that when I opened Scriv everything was at my fingertips. I have ADD, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia and Associeated Cognitive Disorders [my shorthand for this is that I have dys-brain]. I didn’t know all this at the time, just that everything I did was scattered and tumbled in my brain as well as my computer as well as my desktop as well as… that. And the idea that I could pull together every single research or resource I needed while writing a project and having it all at my fingertips instead of who knows where on my computer was… orgasmic. [Hyperbole. Barely.]
I had no intention of using Scriv to write–would continue to use Word and just use Scriv for the Binder. In no time I realized that the only way it worked for me was to write in Scriv or else it really wasn’t all at my fingertips at one time.
It changed my career, and I’m totally grateful and have been recommending Scriv ever since!
So, who’s next? And also, answer my questioins, please? If thought the info would be here on the website or in the wikipedia entry and didn’t find either thing–the first year it launched or the history that included things like 'originally for screenwriting. And if it’s here or there and I missed it, I plead dys-brain [see above].
Oh one more thing. I was here on the forum as pooks for years, too, though I didn’t post often. For some reason I was never able to reclaim that account. If it matters and somebody wants to help me figure out the problem, let me know. Otherwise, now I’m StillPooks!
And if I’m posting in the wrong place, again, please let me know and how to move and mea culpa dys-brain.