Beth Barany

Beth coaches and teaches writers and those who want to write. She's done so in two of her favorite places in the world (so far): the San Francisco Bay Area and Paris, France. Raised in Sonoma County, California, Beth knew she wanted to be a writer from a young age, and started at age 7 by writing her first book about her family's cats with her brother. Beth started teaching writing by teaching it to ESL students in Oakland, California. Soon, they were surprised to be writing short stories in their new English-language skills, and most importantly, they were enjoying it. (Well, most of them were.) Determined to get published, Beth published her first journalism article in the Paris Free Voice while she was living in the City of Lights in the early 1990s. It only took four tries and five rewrites! From working in journalism for 15 years, Beth switched her focus to fiction, and now writes fantasy and science fiction. She currently has a young adult fantasy novel under consideration by agents and editors. On her off-hours, Beth enjoys the outdoors, gardens, watches movies, and reads! Beth is married to singer/song-writer and high school physics teacher, Ezra Barany.

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  • Simon

    Great to read this Tiffany. Smart.

    You could get around the “no formatting” issue by writing in Markdown in the text editor in iOS. Scrivener handles Markdown very easily and you can compile to whatever formt you’d like from scrivener n

  • Laurie Gienapp

    Yes, Michael Holley has posted some great information.
    For Windows users, Scrivener does not have the sync feature -yet – (but i’m sure it’s coming!)…so we have to do some jumping through hoops, with exporting to Dropbox, importing to Dropbox, and then deleting duplicate info.
    For your iPad app, you might want to take a look at Textilus.. I find it as easy to use as Plaintext, it plays well with Dropbox and Scrivener, and it has some nice formatting features.

  • Steve Gossett

    Im saving breath for the new Scrivener developer getting the iOS version cranked out, but I do find this information quite helpful. KUDOS!!!

  • Betty Cross

    I use the Notes app on my iPhone to add words to my novel. I just key in about 200-300 words, then email them to myself. The email echoes back to my phone, so I just delete that. But it also shows up on my desktop, where I can just cut and paste it into a Word document. My desktop isn’t a Mac, BTW.

  • Tiffany

    Great idea, Simon! I wasn’t familiar with that so I looked it up and looks like that could be a good solution.

  • Tiffany

    Thanks Laurie! I work on my iPhone (don’t have an iPad yet :( ), which doesn’t have Textilus, but from the screenshots of the iPad app, it looks awesome (and free)! I will definitely check that out if (when…?) I get an iPad.

  • Tiffany

    Thanks Steve! And can I just say, ME TOO! Surely it’s got to be coming soon.

  • Tiffany

    Thanks Betty! I love the legal pad look of the Notes app, if it synced with Scrivener I would use it as well. It’s great that you can use it to work across Mac and Windows platforms!