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January Topic: Self-Editing Software Versus a Professional Editor: How to get the most out of both

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:

Get help editing your book from start to finish. Editing your book demands attention to different details during your developmental phase versus your last copy edit before formatting. Learn how you can use writing software and online editing tools today - just like a professional editor! You can save time and money. Plus, discover how self-editing trains you to become a better writer.

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.

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

January Topic: Effective Leadership and Communication: Why Leaders must Harness the Power of Language

On the third Wednesday 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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January 20: Effective Leadership and Communication: Why Leaders must Harness the Power of Language

January 20, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

January Topic: Dialogue

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.

January 12: Dialogue

January 12, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

How to Revise Your Book Once, the Right Way

You can save yourself months of frustration by approaching revision with the proper mindset and priorities. Author Mary Adkins learned this the hard way: she rewrote her first novel, "When You Read This", 13 times. But when she turned in her third novel, "Palm Beach", to her editor at HarperCollins several months ago, she had only revised it once. What's the difference? It's all in the system Mary will teach you in this webinar.

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

December Topic: How to Self-Edit Your Novel to Improve Readability

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:

Edit your book by evaluating the 38 Story Elements necessary to a successful story. Discover how to engage your readers by correcting each of these areas and strengthening your manuscript. You will learn how to apply self-editing to your daily writing and master your craft as an author.

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.

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

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December Topic: How to Write a Guest Blogger Pitch That Actually Works

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.

December 15's session was "How to Write a Guest Blogger Pitch That Actually Works". Sign in to your ProWritingAid account to watch the replay.

December 15, 2020 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

Fictionary Walkthrough with CEO, Kristina Stanley

Editing a manuscript is a big undertaking, both intellectually and emotionally. Being thorough can be difficult and time-consuming, but the creative story editing process always pays off.

Fictionary makes editing easier by applying universal storytelling structures to every scene. In this session, Kristina Stanley, CEO and Founder of Fictionary, will walk us through her groundbreaking new story editing software. Bring your questions and see if Fictionary is for you.

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

December Topic: Creating Emotional Depth and Texture

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.

December topic: How to create emotional depth and texture, including how to use dialogue to enrich your writing.

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December 8, 2020 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.

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

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

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

Watch for all the tips and tricks you need to write your own winning logline.

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