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Romance Writers' Week

Our first ever Romance Writers' Week is jam-packed with events for romance authors.

Attend live sessions with bestselling authors, including Tia Williams, Carolyn Brown, Talia Hibbert, Lyssa Kay Adams, Julie Cohen, Louise Dean, Siera London, Camille Perri, and Dana Pittman.

There will also be insider publishing advice from the Publishing Director for Adult Fiction at Simon & Schuster, workshops on writing and editing romance novels, as well as a panel with Romance Writers of America all about how to go from writer to published romance author.

Events run from October 11-15th.

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October 15, 2021 7:00 PM EST / 12:00 AM UK

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.

October 5, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

The Novel Factory: Software Walkthrough and Q&A

The Novel Factory helps guide new writers through the novel writing process—while completing your first manuscript. It also contains heaps of useful templates, resources and intuitive interactive features to help novelists of all levels of experience save time, and get a better grip on both the big picture and the tiny details.

In this live walkthrough, creator of The Novel factory, Katja Kaine, will walk you through the software and answer your questions so you can work out if it is the novel planning software for you.

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.

September 28, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

September Topic: Red Herrings

PLEASE NOTE: September's write-in will take place an hour earlier than usual at 1pm EST/6pm UK.

Each month, we gather for the ProWritingAid Write-In. Join us as we work through short prompts and share together for feedback.

NOTE: We record all sessions, so even if you can't make a certain date/time, it's still worth registering so you receive the replay!

September 28, 2021 1:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM UK

ProWritingAid 101 for Business

Do you use ProWritingAid at work? Then join us for ProWritingAid 101 for Business. Our Head of Client Solutions, Tom Wilde, and our B2B Digital Marketing Manager, Micah McGuire, will walk you through our Chrome extension and our most useful reports for business writers. We’ll finish with a live Q&A to answer all your questions about our editing suite.

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.

September 22, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

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A Publisher's Perspective On Polishing Your Book

Publishers edit the books they produce. Because of this, you might wonder why you need to edit your manuscript at all prior to sending it off to a publisher.

Whether you’re writing fiction or nonfiction, polishing your manuscript before submission will give you the best chance of being accepted by a publishing house. 

In this session, founder of The Publishing Circle Linda Stirling will walk you through real-life examples to help you understand how to get submission (or self-publish) ready. 

September 21, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

September Topic: 10 Things an Editor Looks for in a Structural Edit

Learn how to edit your book! On the third Thursday of every month, you’re invited to join Story Coach JoEllen Nordström for Self-Editing School.

In this session:

The structural edit is the first edit you'll complete on your manuscript. This is where you look at the big picture: your plot, characters, settings, and scenes. In this session, JoEllen guides you through what professional editors look for during a structural edit so you can make sure your manuscript is the best it can be.

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.

September 16, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

September Topic: How to Write Crime and Thriller Fiction

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.

September 14: How to Write Crime and Thriller Fiction

September 14, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

7 Essential Elements Every Author Website Needs

As an author, you might feel like you should have a website, but have no idea where to start making one. What should you include, and how do you get people to find it?

In this live session, book marketing expert, Nick Stephenson, will walk you through the seven key things to include on your author site so that it actually helps you sell your book.

September 9, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

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.

September 7, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK