Attention Writers: We Need Your Help!

by ProWritingAid Feb 15, 2016, 34 Comments

ProWritingAid Knowledge Base

We want our blog to be your first stop for any questions you have about writing. Our goal is to take complicated technical elements of writing and make them clear and easy to understand. We need your help coming up with topics. What have you always wondered about? What do you find that people are always misunderstanding or getting wrong?

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  • Carl Kirschbaum says
    The ProWritingAid Writers University
    Posted On Feb 17, 2016 | 09:14
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  • jaimego says
    A great name for the knowledge base is a simple fix - ProWritingAid Collective Brain
    Posted On Feb 17, 2016 | 09:43
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  • gary125 says
    My Ideas The PAW KBase The PAW Base The PAW Knowledge Base The PAWK Base
    Posted On Feb 17, 2016 | 11:50
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  • Chris Wager says
    The Writer's Block of useful knowledge
    Posted On Feb 18, 2016 | 12:29
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  • pelkeyjc says
    Your comment Name: ProWritingAid Wine Cellar Fine writing is like fine wine.
    Posted On Feb 18, 2016 | 12:39
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  • Sandy Raven says
    What a no-brainer for a title, guys (and ladies)... ;-) My entry: ProWritingAid/ProsOnWriting
    Posted On Feb 18, 2016 | 01:05
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  • james_c1 says
    >We also need a great name. The Writer's Fix
    Posted On Feb 18, 2016 | 01:22
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  • lisaboeckjenkins says
    RIGHT way to WRITE for professionals, RIGHT WAY OF WRITING, WRITING the RIGHT way, RIGHT WRITING tools for professionals.
    Posted On Feb 18, 2016 | 09:35
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  • lisaboeckjenkins says
    WRITE it RIGHT
    Posted On Feb 18, 2016 | 09:37
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  • ecewriter says
    The ProWritingAid Hub of Help
    Posted On Feb 18, 2016 | 11:07
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  • sandieleehutchins says
    What about ProWritingAid Library of Writing Knowledge
    Posted On Feb 18, 2016 | 12:42
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  • sandieleehutchins says
    Or what about: 'The Ark of Writing Knowledge'
    Posted On Feb 18, 2016 | 12:45
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  • thomasm1964 says
    In our household, we always refer to Google as "the Google Machine" as in the oft-heard cry when we're disputing something, "to the Google Machine!". Perhaps something like "The Writing Machine"? Other ideas: The ScribbleBox The Write Note Perfect Sentence / Sensetence Perfect Knowledge My thinking is that you don't need the name to reflect the purpose of your knowledge base. You need people to associate the name with the thing you are promoting. Go back to Google: what the hell did the word "Google" ever mean to people before Google? Now, though, "to Google" MEANS "to search the internet".
    Posted On Feb 18, 2016 | 12:57
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  • Eileen Sisson says
    Ready. Set. Write: free help from ProWritingAid
    Posted On Feb 18, 2016 | 02:39
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  • Varady says
    Names: Writing Wrongs & Rights Righting Writing Wrongs Topics: The Perfect Villan Flawed Heroes Hiding Your Villain In Plain Sight The Art of the Short Story Twist Endings How to Capture Your Audience Style vs. Voice
    Posted On Feb 18, 2016 | 05:40
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  • sam123 says
    How about Euripides corner or Euripides Table. Since he really began the true art of realistic characters and writing. He was one of the grandfathers of writing. There is always a wealth of information were he is concerned.
    Posted On Feb 18, 2016 | 07:27
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  • JoyzMacQueen says
    I think the knowledge base should be called: The Vault
    Posted On Feb 18, 2016 | 09:46
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  • truddle200 says
    ProWritingAid's Guide to Writing PWA Writing Tips The PWA know-how to Writing The Art of Writing with PWA Writing made easy with ProWritingAid PWA's Simple Steps to Writing
    Posted On Feb 19, 2016 | 01:08
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  • truddle200 says
    ProWritingAid's Guide to Writing PWA Writing Tips The PWA know-how to Writing The Art of Writing with PWA Writing made easy with ProWritingAid PWA's Simple Steps to Writing
    Posted On Feb 19, 2016 | 01:09
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  • constantine.boudox says
    I have an idea for your project name: Authors’ Cyber Toolkit (ACT). Constantine de Boudox
    Posted On Feb 19, 2016 | 04:30
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  • truddle200 says
    ProWritingAid's Guide to Writing   PWA Writing Tips The PWA know-how to Writing The Art of Writing with PWA Writing made easy with ProWritingAid PWA's Simple Steps to Writing
    Posted On Feb 19, 2016 | 10:56
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  • Claudia H Gruy says
    Hello all! Since I would never be able to afford a life time membership in my situation, but would love to continue writing once my current (and hard fought and saved for membership) expires, I worked all day to come up with names and possible question! Here we go: NAMES: · ProWritingAid – (PWA) FIXIT! (with or without PWA in front) · ProWritingAid – (PWA) WritingMaster · ProWritingAid – (PWA) ProWritingAlliance · ProWritingAid – (PWA) WriteItPro! · ProWritingAid – Pro Writer’s Aid · ProWritingAid – Aid ProWriting ) (Aid ProfessionalWriting) · ProWritingAid – (PWA) Writer’s Aid · ProWritingAid – (PWA) Guiding Writers · ProWritingAid – (PWA) Writer’s Bump · ProWritingAid – (PWA) Crafting Writers · ProWritingAid - (PWA) Writing Base · ProWritingAid - (PWA) Writer’s Remedy · ProWritingAid - (PWA) Writing Remedies · ProWritingAid - (PWA) ProWritingAssistance · ProWritingAid - (PWA) Pro Writers · ProWritingAid - (PWA) ProWritersAdvice · ProWritingAid - (PWA) Writer’s Advocate · ProWritingAid or PWA Anthology · ProWritingAid or PWA Treasury · ProWritingAid or PWA Library · ProWritingAid or PWA Athenaeum · ProWritingAid or PWA Assembly · ProWritingAid – 4U · ProWritingAid - ProWritingAcademy QUESTIONS: · Show vs Tell · Simple Sentence - Periodic sentence – Complex sentence · Comma rules (which reminds me that a punctuation checker would be great!) · Very much avoid very ) · No adverbs after speech-tags · Filler words · Power verbs · adjectives that don’t actually convey much · Distancing words – instead direct thought · Creating Methaphors · Finding striking similes · adverbs that introduce redundancy · adverbs that contradict the meaning of the verb or adjective they modify · Precise Prepositions · Detect Adjectives for your chance of showing · How to create Backstories and Bios · Pace and Flow · Techniques to establish pacing · Internal Dialogue · The importance of the first line, first paragraph, first 600 words · Avoiding stereotypes · Story types · Bait your lines · Narration · Specificity – the key to descriptive writing · Passive Voice vs active Voice · Exposition · Coherence and Transition · I would get deeper into POVs – and POV shifting · Scene Structure · Write about what you know – importance of research · How to create dynamic character · How to create authentic Dialogue · Plot your plot · How tension and conflict make a story exciting · past tense or be+ -ing · tenses · cut that that ) · To hyphenate or not to hyphenate · Infinitives and placement · Sentence structure · Which or that · Split infinitives · Tense sequence · Run-on sentences · Compound Nouns · Fragments · Italics and Underlining · Pronoun consistency · Avoiding Primer language · Subject-Verb agreement · Infodumps · Flashbacks and dreams All the best and happy weekends from Austria! Claudia
    Posted On Feb 19, 2016 | 07:24
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  • gopal bhardwaj says
    You can name your blog, prowritingaidknowledgepool, or prowritingaidknowledgetower, or prowritingaidknowledgesource
    Posted On Feb 20, 2016 | 03:48
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  • Ronna Jojola Gonsalves says
    ProWritingAid Glossary Write Like a PROWritingAid ProWritingAid Library ProWritingAid Tools ProWritingAid Blog ProWritingAid Scribing or Scribers or Scribe Assist or Scribes Unite
    Posted On Feb 20, 2016 | 04:21
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  • biggaletta says
    ProWritingAid Writing Academy ProWritingAid Guide To (Good- this is optional) Writing As for articles Classic ones like 'Show Don't Tell' 'Overuse of adverbs and adjectives' 'The Importance of Strong Verbs and Nouns' 'Specific vs Generic Descriptive Writing'
    Posted On Feb 20, 2016 | 10:19
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  • eleklaszlosj says
    - I would keep the main part of your name so as to preserve the immediate connection with the original ProWritingAid - But I would change part of it so as to make it short enough. => I suggest something like: ProWritingKnowledge - to be more unique: ProWritingErudition - to be more easy to understand/remember: ProWritingTips, ProWritingAdvice - to focus on university students: ProWrtingScholar - to focus on skills instead of learned rules: ProWritingSkills - or as a supplement of the main ProWritingAid: ProWritingTooltips
    Posted On Feb 20, 2016 | 09:00
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  • ladyhawke1003 says
    I think: Create and Craft with Class
    Posted On Feb 21, 2016 | 04:23
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  • freshconcepts5 says
    My suggestion: Write Like a Pro Learn How
    Posted On Feb 23, 2016 | 07:19
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  • Jimclay75051 says
    The University of Platitudes
    Posted On Feb 25, 2016 | 09:20
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  • kingjanajo says
    We are told to limit to be verbs and the forms of have from our creative writing. Does that include perfect tenses and progressive tenses? Or is it just when we use these verbs alone?
    Posted On Feb 29, 2016 | 03:26
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  • kingjanajo says
    We are told to limit to be verbs and the forms of have from our creative writing. Does that include perfect tenses and progressive tenses? Or is it just when we use these verbs alone?
    Posted On Feb 29, 2016 | 03:26
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  • rail71 says
    PWA Toolbox, PWA Notebook, Project PWA. It would be nice to see more articles related toward style APA, Chicago Manual of Style, other. The future of hard copy magazine articles web copy etc. Would enjoy your view of a magazine breakdown or division. Cheers - Rail71
    Posted On Mar 04, 2016 | 05:39
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  • Ted de Rose says
    Words With Wings
    Posted On Mar 06, 2016 | 06:08
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  • Ted de Rose says
    Glowing Grammar
    Posted On Mar 06, 2016 | 06:12
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