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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.

August 3, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

Bye Bye Book Deals: Why Self Publishing Could Be a Better Option for You

Hustling to find an agent, working hard on a proposal, and then waiting six, twelve, or even twenty-four months to find out if you received a book deal is inefficient and, oftentimes, heartbreaking.

Self-publishing is mainstream, highly profitable when done right, and can position you as an expert in any industry.

In this webinar with Julie Broad, author of Self-Publish & Succeed, you’ll learn why self-publishing might be the better choice, as well as five tips to set yourself up for success.

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.

July 29, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 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.

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

July Topic: Chekhov's Gun

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!

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

Copyright Basics Every Writer Should Know

Do you need to worry about copyright law as a writer? How do you know if your work is protected? The legal side of writing is just as important as the words on the page. In this session, literary Lawyer Bob Pimm will walk you through a basic introduction to copyright law, so you know where you stand.

You’ll find out:

• What copyright is and what is/isn’t protected by it

• Who can claim copyright

• What you can do if someone violates your copyright

• … and much more!

Whether you’re a new writer or have been publishing for years, join us to learn what you can do to protect your creative output.

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.

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

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Finding Your Ideal Reader: How an Ideal Reader Persona Can Boost Your Book Marketing

Marketing your book can feel overwhelming. You need to make decisions about your website, your social media channels, ads, how to talk about your book, and more.

There's a simple process that can help you make all of these decisions. It's called creating an ideal reader persona. Once you know the type of reader you're looking for, marketing becomes much more targeted, effective, and fun! Learn the whys and hows of creating a reader persona in this webinar from expert book marketer Sue Campbell.

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.

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

July Topic: How to Perform a Sentence-Level Copy Edit Effectively

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 line by line, just like a professional editor. Learn what techniques and online writing tools are essential during line and copy editing. Plus, discover essential self-editing so you can develop your writing skills and craft as an author while saving time and money on professional editing services.

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.

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

July Topic: Subplots

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.

July 13: Subplots

July 13, 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.

July 8, 2021 8:00 PM EST / 1:00 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.

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