I know I’ve written about this before, but in the past year I’ve just used this technique more and more and it’s worth sharing in more detail.
Here is a short screencast of how it works. I write in Markdown in Scrivener. I have it all customized with the pretty colors and pretty fonts I want. BUT — I know that when I publish it, it will follow the design of the site, not my preferences.
So watch in the video how I drag it from Scrivener and drop it into Marked 2. Marked 2 warns me of bad links (for some reason YouVersion bible links don’t look like they work, but they do) and shows me how it will be formatted.
From there I copy and paste the whole bit into my WordPress editor. Did you notice how the H2 title was in there? I figured out that if I title every entry in Scrivener, I prepare for the future.
A friend of mine is preaching through the entire Gospel of Luke. I have been writing an almost daily devotional through the Gospel of Luke for the past year. I was able to easily output a pdf of every entry straight from Scrivener’s compile feature. Only just after that did I find out I could have output the whole thing via Marked and customized the styles a little easier.
Organization Of What I Write
I’ve tried keeping named folders and then backing them up to Google Drive or One Drive. That works fine but depending on how you recall your writing, those can be a real chore. I’ve been labeling my Scrivener files by year and quarter. Right now I’m in 2021Q1. Within that, I make folders for my writing and arrange it as needed. That makes recall and searching easy.
The whole project does the local folder sync to my Google Drive so that everything is backed up in .txt files. That way if Scrivener or my computer goes belly up, I can still access all of my writing in an accessible, editable form.
Use What Works for You
A lot of people write about how this or that tool is the one ultimate machine for this or that. Don’t feel like you have to be that guy. Use the parts of the tools that work for you, even if you have to use multiple programs. This works for me in my continued writing, and it works for recalling stuff later.
(I just noticed that this is almost identical to an article I wrote a year ago! Well, I guess it still works, right? None of these companies give me anything, I just have a good setup and Marked was having a sale so I felt like sharing.)