ProWritingAid Online Writing Courses

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ProWritingAid 101

Founder and CEO of ProWritingAid, Chris Banks, will walk you through the ProWritingAid web editor to help you get up and running. See how key features like the Summary Report, Real-Time Checking, and Word Explorer can help you improve your craft. The session will finish with a live Q&A.

Chris Banks is an expert on creativity and language technologies. He started ProWritingAid to help with his own writing, but he soon saw how useful it was for everyone else. Now, he wants to help more people put their ideas into words and those words into the hands (and hearts) of readers.

ProWritingAid 101 happens on the first Tuesday of every month.

December 1, 2020 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

Live Loglines Lab With Jeff Lyons: Get Personalized Feedback On YOUR Logline

Would you like professional feedback on your logline? Now’s your chance!

Loglines are an essential tool for pitching agents, editors, or film producers. In this session, Story Development Consultant Jeff Lyons will be live workshopping participants' loglines to help ensure they are as effective as possible.

You’ll be able to share your own logline and receive personalized feedback from Jeff, so have your loglines at the ready.

NOTE: We record all webinars and send out a replay the following day. So, even if you are not able to make this date/time, it's still worth registering to get the recording.

November 19, 2020 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

November Topic: How to Write an Executive Summary that will Pique Your Potential Reader's Interest

On the third Tuesday of every month, the ProWritingAid community is invited to join Andrew (A.J.) Ogilvie, PhD, Professor of Business Communication for an in-depth training and Q&A.

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November 17: How to Write an Executive Summary that will Pique Your Potential Reader's Interest

November 17, 2020 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

Novlr Walkthrough With CEO, Kim Montgomery

Novlr is the leading novel-writing platform for writers looking to focus on their words. The beautiful writing interface, intuitive features and focus on the needs of the writer make it the go-to tool for your creative writing.

In this webinar, you'll find out how to use Novlr to set goals, see your writing statistics and re-focus your mind on what really matters - the words on the page. You'll see how Novlr keeps your writing interface, safe storage and advanced grammar checking all in one place (ProWritingAid is built in!).

Join us for a walkthrough of the software as we talk to Kim about all things writing, focus and why reformatting that first page one more time isn't going to get your novel written.

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November 12, 2020 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

November Topic: Show Don't Tell

On the second Tuesday of every month, the ProWritingAid community is invited to bring all their questions to our favorite Book Doctor, Sally O-J.

What is a Book Doctor? A book doctor works alongside the author, looking at everything from plot and characterization to writing technique, dialogue, and texture. If you're wondering how to turn your manuscript from a labor of love into a bestseller, a book doctor's diagnosis might be what you're missing.

Each webinar will be based around a topic and Sally will provide practical advice and training before opening up for questions from attendees.

November topic: Show Don't Tell. How to engage your reader by showing them—not telling them—why they should care about your characters and your world.

November 10, 2020 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

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Horror Story Essentials: Turn Scattershot Scary Scenes Into Nightmare-Inducing Stories

Do you want to wedge your Horror idea into the nightmares of readers but don't yet know how to structure your story? Got some scattershot scary scenes that don't really work together or entertain? Want to slice moments of heightened danger, plot twists, and reversals into your writing? You're in the right place.

In this webinar, developmental editor Rachelle Ramirez from Pages & Platforms will teach you the basics of the Horror Genre so you can provoke terror and a sense of dread within your readers.

NOTE: We record all webinars and send out a replay the following day. So, even if you are not able to make this date/time, it's still worth registering to get the recording.

October 29, 2020 2:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM UK

Editing Q&A With Kristina Stanley and Lisa Lepki

Have you got questions about the editing process? We’ve got answers! Hear from editor Kristina Stanley and Editor of the ProWritingAid Blog Lisa Lepki in this live Q&A session.

You’ll get the chance to ask any questions you have about editing a manuscript, from what to look for during your self-edit to how to know when to call in a professional editor to help you out.

NOTE: We record all webinars and send out a replay the following day. So, even if you are not able to make this date/time, it's still worth registering to get the recording.

October 28, 2020 2:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM UK

Self-Edit Like a Pro: 5 Tips for Clarity, Grammar and Style

A deep dive into the fundamentals of clarity, why clarity matters, and why it means so much for our readers.

All writers believe in the value of clarity, and as readers we can confidently describe a sentence or paragraph as clear or unclear.

But most of us don’t really know the specifics of how clarity is produced.

In this live webinar, we talk about how to craft sentences that produce clarity for readers, how to organise information for readers effectively, and how we can create writing that provides a fluid and low-effort reading experience for our audience.

NOTE: We record all webinars and send out a replay the following day. So, even if you are not able to make this date/time, it's still worth registering to get the recording.

October 28, 2020 1:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM UK

Preparing For NaNoWriMo: A Q&A With the Executive Director, Grant Faulkner

November is fast approaching, and with it comes National Novel Writing Month, the writing challenge that asks you to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.

This year, for the first time, ProWritingAid are Epic sponsors of the event. As such, we can get you access to all things NaNoWriMo - including its Executive Director, Grant Faulkner.

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October 21, 2020 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

October Topic: How to Seal the Deal with an Unforgettable Follow-Up Email After an Interview

How to Boost your Business, Studies, or Career in a Practical Way with Exceptional Writing.

On the third Tuesday of every month, the ProWritingAid community is invited to join Andrew (A.J.) Ogilvie, PhD, Professor of Business Communication for an in-depth training and Q&A.

October 20: How to Seal the Deal with an Unforgettable Follow-Up Email After an Interview

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October 20, 2020 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK