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.

May 4, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

The Five Principles of Creating Clarity

As writers, we often spend too much time focusing on what our ideas are instead of how to communicate those ideas most effectively. If we don't sharpen our sentences with our readers in mind, then our ideas will get lost and our writing will be less engaging.

In this actionable presentation, Hayley will walk you through five key ways to improve the craft of your writing. By the end of the session, you'll know exactly how to tackle your work to make it more powerful for 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.

May 4, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

ProWritingAid 101 for Business

Do you use ProWritingAid at work? Then join our first 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.

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

April Topic: Tension and Conflict

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

Upcoming write-ins:

April 27: Tension and Conflict
May 25: Subplots
June 22: Converting Your Fan Fiction
July 27: Writing Tips

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!

April 27, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

April Topic: How to Update Your Resume for the Post-Covid Workplace

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.

Next session:
April 26: How to Update Your Resume for the Post-Covid Workplace

April 26, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

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Crime Writer's Week

Our first ever Crime Writer’s Week is jam-packed with events for crime and thriller authors.

Attend live sessions with bestselling authors, including Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner, Ian Rankin, Jennifer Hillier, Leigh Russell, Peter James, Alexia Gordon, Steve Berry, and Fiona Cummins.

There will also be insider publishing advice from the Deputy Publishing Director for Crime Fiction at Simon & Schuster, workshops on writing and editing crime novels, as well as sessions with former police detective, Graham Bartlett, on how to make your crime scenes and police procedures more realistic.

Events run from April 19-23rd.

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April 23, 2021 12:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM UK

April Topic: How to Navigate the Four Stages of Editing

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:

Learn how to edit your book throughout the story development, line revisions, copyediting, and proofreading stages. Discover the editing tools and areas of focus used by professional editors to correct and perfect your writing. Master and understand when to use these different editing levels necessary during the various phases of your writing so you become a better author. These editing levels apply equally to nonfiction, academic, research, and fiction authors.

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.

April 15, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

April Topic: Beginning and Ending Your Book

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.

April 13: Beginning and Ending Your Book

April 13, 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.

April 6, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

Kobo Writing Life Software Walkthrough

Have you ever thought about running your own publishing business? Kobo Writing Life is a global DIY publishing platform that empowers authors to take their publishing career into their own hands.

In this webinar, Kobo's Head of Author Experience Tara Cremin shows you how Kobo's software allows you to publish your book while maintaining your rights and setting your own prices and distribution schedule.

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.

March 30, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK