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October 11, 2014 - Gwen Hernandez
Scrivener for Dummies
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Writing Your Way with Scrivener
Want to get even more out of Scrivener (Mac or Windows)? Or maybe you just want to know what makes this writing software so popular? The author of Scrivener For Dummies will walk you through the basics and cover some of her favorite features, plus show you how to compile (export) your manuscript to a document or e-book. *Feel free to bring your laptop, loaded with Scrivener, so you can follow along. To get the free trial, go to*

Gwen Hernandez is the author of Scrivener For Dummies, Productivity Tools for Writers, and Blind Fury (romantic suspense). Before she started teaching Scrivener to writers all over the world, she was a manufacturing engineer and a programmer.

She loves to travel, read, jog, practice Kung Fu, and hang out at home near Boston with her Air Force husband, two teenage boys, and a lazy golden retriever named Zoe. Find her online at

November 8, 2014 - Rachael Herron and Sophie Littlefield
Finances for Authors

December 13, 2014
Holiday Party - Members Only

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