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13281942-NaNo2013-2screens-lgThirty Likes. I have thirty likes on Facebook so far for what I am about to say here now.

The first comment was “*squeeeee * Yay! *runs around, arms flailing *” Made my day. I guess I should share the information here, right? It is a Great Deal. With a capital GD.

This morning it occurred to me that I should share the information that I had about a super great deal for the folks who are about to start their month-long book writing project aka NaNoWriMo.

NaNoWriMo? … that is the non-profit site that encourages people to write an entire book … 50,000 words … throughout the month of November.

But what tool do you use to write your book?

Scrivener (software)

Scrivener (software) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Word? Paper and Pen? Typewriter? D – None of the above?


Scrivener is a program … that many writers use … to organize and write their stories.

For those who have not seen this, there is a special trial version of Scrivener out there just for NaNoWriMo folks.

A few points for those of you who are considering this.

  • Scrivener is a combination Word Processor, Outliner, Researcher, Organizer and Publisher.
  • Scrivener has a corkboard included. Like if you hung a corkboard on your wall and put little post-it notes and pictures all over it.
  • Scrivener is available for Windows and for Mac.
  • Scrivener retails for only $40.
  • Scrivener has a Special NaNoWriMo Trial that you can download.
  • Unlike their regular 30 day trial, it lasts from now until December 7th … when we can buy at a discount of some kind (20% or 50% depending on whether you win or not)
  • And yes, even if you already have the regular 30 day trial installed, you can download and install the NaNo Trial on top of it. That is what I did.
  • Scrivener also automatically will scramble your words for the purposes of Word Count … but only on the Export … your novel remains intact.
  • Scrivener comes with a special NaNoWriMo Template that is preset with a 50,000 word target.
  • And you can “Export your finished document to a wide variety of file formats, including Microsoft Word, RTF, PDF and HTML—making it easy to share your work with others. Or self-publish by exporting to ePub or Kindle* formats to share your work via iBooks or Amazon, or for reading on any e-reader.” (Yes I copied that from their site)

Oh and last but not least … no I don’t work for them … no I haven’t bought it yet … and no they didn’t give it to me for free since I have done such an excellent job selling it.

But maybe they should.