Storybuilder or Scrivener?

Will Amazon’s free Storybuilder supplant Literature & Latte’s relatively expensive Scrivener story-structuring software? The fact that Storybuilder is cloud-based would seem to be a real plus. I’ve been using Scrivener for more than a year, and I still have my doubts about whether the eventual benefits justify the steep initial learning curve. What’s your experience with Scrivener? Have you found ways to get the most out of it?

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3 thoughts on “Storybuilder or Scrivener?

  1. Hi Michael,
    I have been taking stabs at the software I got from Literature and Latte for almost eight months, on and off. I wrote part of my book in there, but I’m sorry to say I don’t feel like I’ve mastered it. In fact, I started to go back to basic training camp with a fresh Scrivener software package thinking I just hadn’t picked up on important steps; thus my confusion.
    But I have heard over and over and read post after post stating that it has such a steep learning curve and thus is not competing with Word or Google Docs. I have all of these at my disposal and I tend to gravitate to everything but Scrivener. When you are of a creative mind, the last thing you want to do is step back and learn new software. It is far from intuitive and while it might have helped one of its creators with his thesis, it’s not helping many writers, Ii am sorry to say.
    I got a book called Scrivener for Authors which got me excited for a bit but there were some features in Scrivener I still needed to use that the author of the latter book did not. So, it’s back to the drawing board.
    Please let me know how I can get Amazon’s software (and thank goodness it is free, as I’ve spent every dime I’ve had on Scrivener. I wonder if they brought this software out to help with those who are self-pubbing. Neither here nor there really, just tell me where I can find it and I’ll be forever grateful!
    Yours truly,
    Lee Tyler

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