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February Topic: World-Building for Fantasy Writer's Week

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

In our February 23 session, you'll learn how to build a world your readers won't want to leave.

February 23, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

Fantasy Writer's Week

Our first ever Fantasy Writer's Week will be jam-packed with FREE events for fantasy authors. With live sessions with fantasy writers TJ Klune, Angela J. Ford, David Farland and Stephanie BwaBwa, a world-building workshop, a complete World Anvil software walkthrough and more. If you love writing fantasy, this is the event for you.

Register here for the full schedule and to access all free Fantasy Week Events.

February Topic: Copy Edit or Developmental Edit: What's the Difference?

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 from beginning to end. Developmental editing starts with your outline. A professional story editor uses unique skills and tools when content editing versus copy editing. Learn what details are important during which stage of editing. Plus, discover which professional editing tools editors use that you can.

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.

February 18, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

February Topic: Effective Leadership and Storytelling: Why and How Great Leaders Inspire with Stories

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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February 17: Effective Leadership and Storytelling: Why and How Great Leaders Inspire with Stories

February 17, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

5 Principles of Creating Clarity

A deep dive into the fundamentals of clarity, why clarity matters, and why it means so much for our readers.

All writers believe in the value of clarity, and as readers we can confidently describe a sentence or paragraph as clear or unclear.

But most of us don’t really know the specifics of how clarity is produced.

In this live webinar, we talk about how to craft sentences that produce clarity for readers, how to organize information for readers effectively, and how we can create writing that provides a fluid and low-effort reading experience for our audience.

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.

February 11, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

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February Topic: Historical 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.

February 09: Historical Fiction

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

Lulu Walkthrough and Q&A

Are you ready to self-publish your book? We've invited Chelsea to show us how Lulu can help. Lulu is one of the top self-publishing and print-on-demand companies out there. Whether you are creating a gift, a book to sell on Amazon, a manual for your office, a portfolio, or any other kind of book for any purpose, Lulu can help make it happen.

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

The 8 Elements of a Killer Book Proposal

A book proposal is an argument for your idea, a business case for your project, a showcase of your expertise, and a declaration of your voice. It is used by nonfiction writers to invite agents and publishers to invest in your project before you write the book.

Jennie Nash is a book coach who specializes in nonfiction proposals. Join her as she shares insider tricks to developing a proposal that makes an impact.

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

January Topic: Outlining Your Novel

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

In our January 26 session, you'll learn tips and tricks for outlining your novel.


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

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.

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