Scrivener Simplified - How to Setup the Research for Your Book with the Research Folder in Scrivener

David ✏ Ault, The Writer Teacher

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9 Videos (15m)
    • An Introduction to the Course

    • Your Class Project for the Course

    • An Overview of the Research Folder

    • Adding Images to Your Research Folder

    • Adding Subfolders, Files and Icons to Your Research Folder

    • Adding a Website to Your Research Folder

    • Setting Up Your Copywriting Folder

    • Using Split Screen when Creating Characters and Settings

    • Final Thoughts and Class Wrap Up


About This Class


How to Setup the Research for Your Book within the Research Folder in Scrivener is actually the second lesson in the Scrivener Simplified series on Skillshare (see a full list of the classes below), which is aimed at Self-published Authors, Content Creators & Other Writers, who are looking to increase their writing productivity by using Scrivener effectively.

In this particular class, you will learn:

  • All About the Research Folder in Scrivener
  • How to Add Images to Your Research Folder 
  • How to Add Subfolders, Files and Icons to Your Research Folder 
  • How to Add a Website to Your Research Folder 
  • About the Setting Up of a Copywriting Folder 
  • How to Use the Split Screen when Creating Characters and Settings

So go ahead and enrol in my class and I look forward to seeing you on the inside.

Scrivener Simplified Series

1). Why You Should Write Your Next Book in Scrivener & How to Import a Word File

2). How to Setup the Research for Your Book with the Research Folder in Scrivener

3). How To Keep On Top of Your Writing with the Project and Text Statistics within Scrivener

4). How To Increase Your Writing Productivity with the Project Targets Feature within Scrivener

5). How to Setup the All-important Front and Back Matter of Your Book within Scrivener

6). How to Save Time and Money Formatting Your eBook Using the Compile Feature within Scrivener

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This course provides details on tips to optimize Scrivener for writing novels and especially series. In writing a series, keeping track of all of the characters, settings, etc across multiple books can be a problem. This course shows short-cuts to manage this. Also, James shows a neat trick to use the split screen to help the writer use visual aids such as pictures, maps, and house plans, to increase realism.
David demystifies the Scrivener process clearly and consisely...I really enjoy his courses
Thanks David. I've been using Scrivener for a while and really appreciate you classes as I'm able to use more and more features that I would not have discovered on my own.





David ✏ Ault

The Writer Teacher


Currently, on the How To Publish An eBook website, I am giving away a FREE online course for anyone who is interested in making a living (or at least a part-time income) from self-publishing.

I also teach classes about course creation, online learning platforms and teaching, and recently, I launched the Writer Teacher Facebook Group as a place where self-published authors and online teachers can hang out to discuss how to make a significant income from your writing through the repurposing of content that you have already written in the form of online courses.

Some of my most popular Skillshare classes include:

The Writing Productivity Masterclass
How to Become a Star on Skillshare
Scrivener Simplified
Adobe Spark
The Writer - Teacher
 Apple iOS 10 

A Little Bit More About Me

My name is David James Ault and I am a British ex-pat living in Slovakia, in the heart of Europe, with my wonderful Slovak wife, our three children and our English Bullterrier, Shaggy.

Having graduated with a BSc (Hons) Degree in European Business, the first part of my career was spent in marketing, especially in the tourism industry, and during that time, I completed my Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, at the CIM.

In 2001, I moved from the UK to Slovakia, where I set up a tourism portal about Slovakia and wrote travel related articles and books. I also began writing my first novel.

During the last 15 years, I have written non-fiction books in a variety of niches and set up a number of successful websites to promote my various interests. More recently, I have also been writing fiction and non-fiction books for teenagers and young adults and, in 2015, I set myself the goal of becoming a full-time Writer Teacher within the next couple of years.

I have an eclectic range of interests, including languages, writing, history, online marketing, design and travel. I also have a passion for cooking and eating healthy food, as well as the traditional Slovak dishes I have discovered, whilst living in the heart of Europe.

I have created a number of online courses for many of my niches and I have set up both the How To Publish An eBook and the Teach Someone A Lesson websites to impart some of the knowledge I have learned over the years to my students.