Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Sat. April 30, 2 – 4pm, Contra Costa/Alameda Counties Meeting, author Natasha Yim, Scrivener Basics

Date(s) - 04/30/2016
2:00 pm

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
1924 Trinity Ave - Walnut Creek, CA 94596

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators


Date: April 30, 2016
Time: 2PM-4PM
Place: St. Paul’s Church, 1924 Trinity Ave, Walnut Creek CA

Back by popular demand! Natasha Yim, children's author, freelance writer and playwright, will walk you through the basics of Scrivener in this hands-on-workshop. Bring your laptop and dive into Scrivener.
Natasha will provide an introduction and overview of Scrivener's capabilities. She will walk you through how to toggle between research notes, outlines, ideas, chapters and burgeoning manuscript; how to set up a document or workspace in Scrivener; and a step-by-step process for using Scrivener's writing and organizational tools. Become familiar with setting up your binder,    importing files, writing and editing features, compiling and formatting your manuscript, and using the Corkboard and Outline modes. Natasha will share resources including additional tutorials on how to use Scrivener. Don't forget your manuscript. The Scrivener interface will be projected onto a screen so you can explore Scrivener on your own computer. 

    This event is for anyone who wants to learn about Scrivener. There will be an opportunity to ask Natasha questions about Scrivener at the end. Natasha will also be available to sign books at the end of the meeting. 

    Refreshments will be provided!  

About Natasha:

Natasha has been a fan of Scrivener since 2012. She has published 4 picture books:  Otto's Rainy Day (Charlesbridge Publishing, 2000); Cixi, The Dragon Empress (Goosebottom Books, 2011); Sacajawea of the Shoshone (Goosebottom Books, 2012); and Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas (Charlesbridge Publishing, 2014, a Junior Library Guild selection). Her upcoming picture book, The Rock Maiden, will be released by Wisdom Tales Press in 2017. Natasha has also written nonfiction articles for "Highlights for Children", "Appleseeds" and "Faces" magazines, and is an internationally produced playwright. She is currently working on her first middle grade novel.



Since this is a hands-on class, attendees will need to have Scrivener 2.0 downloaded onto a computer. A FREE 30-day trial is available for use with the class. The beauty of Scrivener's free trial is that it's 30 days of actual use, so if you use Scrivener every day, your trial will be up in 30 days. If you use it just twice a week, you'll have Scrivener for 15 weeks! To download Scrivener, go to where you can also purchase Scrivener ($45 for Mac version, $40 for Windows).

Meeting Fees:

SCBWI Members: Online registration until 4/29 $10.00 / At Door $15
Non Members: Online registration until 4/29 $20 / At Door $25   

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