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January Topic: Editor Red Flags: 5 Signs that Your Editor is Wrong for You

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

In this session:

An editor who is great for one writer may not be good for another. Is your relationship with your editor not working, but you're not sure why? You don't have to persevere! Join professional editor, JoEllen Nordström, as she shares five signs you may need to think about changing your editor.

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 20, 2022 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

The Better Business Writing Workshop Series: How to Write Emails that Drive Action

Business writers, are you ready to take your skills to the next level? Join us for our expert-led business writing workshop series.

January’s Expert: Alycia McFarlin, Senior UX Designer @ AWeber

Tired of writing emails that never get a response? It’s time to step into your reader’s shoes.
This session isn’t another boring list of “email best practices.” Instead, you’ll learn exactly how to think like your reader to craft a clear, relevant message. Then we’ll walk through real scenarios to apply that mindset in real time. Finally, you’ll have the chance to workshop your own emails and get expert editing advice during our Q&A.

About Our Guest Expert: Alycia McFarlin is a Senior UX Designer at AWeber and an advocate for simple design and function both in technology and everyday life.

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 19, 2022 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

January Topic: Autobiographical Fiction

Do you feel like something about your manuscript isn’t working, but you’re not sure what? Our favorite book doctor, Sally O-J, can help.

In these monthly sessions, you’ll learn how to actually use popular writing advice and techniques in your writing. And every other month, we’ll be hosting an hour-long Q&A on common problem areas so you can get help with your story.

In this session:

There's lots to think about when turning your life story into a novel. How do you know what to include? Should you work in chronological order? How do plot outlines and plans fit into all of this? This month, Sally shows you how to use elements of the truth to create a story readers will love.

NOTE: We record all webinars. Even if you can't attend at this time/date, it's still worth registering to get the recording.

January 11, 2022 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.

January 4, 2022 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

December Topic: Short Stories

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!

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

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December Topic: Editor Speed Dating: 10 Questions to Ask a Potential Editor for Your Book

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:

An editor who is great for one writer may not be good for another. In this session, professional editor JoEllen Nordström walks you through 10 questions that can help you decide if an editor is right 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.

December 16, 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.

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

December Topic: Characterization Q&A

Do you feel like something about your manuscript isn’t working, but you’re not sure what? Our favorite book doctor, Sally O-J, can help.

In these monthly sessions, you’ll learn how to actually use popular writing advice and techniques in your writing. And every other month, we’ll be hosting an hour-long Q&A on common problem areas so you can get help with your story.

December 14: Characterization Q&A
Are your characters falling flat? Bring your characterization questions to this live Q&A with book doctor, Sally O-J.

PLEASE NOTE: We record all webinars. Even if you can't attend at this time/date, it's still worth registering to get the recording.

December 14, 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.

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

ProWritingAid’s NaNoWriMo Write-Ins: Final Day Sessions

It’s November. So writers, you know what that means…

It’s NaNoWriMo season!

Join us for word-sprints and community as we boost our word counts for the last day of NaNo!

NOTE: These sessions were scheduled with users in North American time zones in mind. But, if you’re available at the time of the write-in, you’re more than welcome to join, regardless of your time zone!

December 1, 2021 9:00 PM EST / 2:00 AM UK