Thursday, March 19, 2009

An Ode to Scrivener

O Scrivener, my Scrivener!
My computer friend,
You help me to write
From beginning to end.

Your millions of features
Spark my 'magination,
As well as my penchant
For procrastination.

I play with the cork-board
From morning 'til night
And almost forget that
I'm supposed to write.

And outliner, O what a
Wonderful tool
That helps me to come up
With stories for school.

From morning 'til night
I do nothing but fiddle
And sometimes I don't write
Not even a little.

So maybe, just maybe
A notebook is best,
And maybe I should give
My Scrivener a rest.

In all seriousness, though, Scrivener has changed the way I approach my writing, allowing me write my current novel out of order and still keep everything organized. I don't think I'll ever be able to go back to linear writing. All I'm saying, though, is that Scrivener should've come with a warning label: Procrastinators Beware.


  1. Gabi, is it you??

    I <3 Scrivener!

  2. Yes it's me. I <3 Scrivener too!

  3. I heart my pen and notebook!
    And I heart your poem!