I've long resisted the idea of learning a special software tool for writing- after all, my goal is to write stuff, not learn how to use a computer program. But don't most professions require that you learn how to use the software tool of their trade? Why should a writer be exempt from learning to use specialized writing software, why should a writer miss out on the benefits software could add to their process? A program like Scrivener offers so many amazing and powerful tools. In fact, it's so powerful, that learning to use each and every menu item is a daunting job. David Hewson highlights the best features to learn for a novelist using Scrivener. He explains what tools in Scrivener to master based on his own experience as a highly productive, published novelist, and warns when a shiny, cool feature might just take you down the rabbit hole, drawing attention away from the whole point for the novelist using Scrivener- to write a novel!