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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

Author Website Dos and Don'ts

There's a lot of over thinking, over-tinkering and overspending when it comes to author websites. Book marketing coach Sue Campbell of Pages & Platforms shows you what an author website is actually for (and it's probably not what you think), and she shares some essential dos and don'ts for author websites so you can get yours up and running or give it a tweak.

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 29, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

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Market Your Writing Biz on Social Media (Even If You Have a Small Audience)

As writers who offer a service, oftentimes we struggle to see how social media can help us build our business. Should we post pictures of our dinner? How do we show up in a professional way that attracts clients? Where do we start when we're not the face of our business?

Join this session to walk away with key foundational strategies for building your marketing messages, creating content, and connecting with potential partners on social media.

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 25, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 6:00 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.

March 24, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM UK

March Topic: Beginning and Ending Your Book

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:

March 23: Beginning and Ending Your Book
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!

March 23, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM UK

March Topic: 10 Common Editing Mistakes That Authors Make (and How to Fix Them)

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 self-editing your book by avoiding these common errors. Become a stronger writer by using the same methods and tools that professional editors use daily. Learn how to self-edit so you can develop your writing skills and 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.

March 18, 2021 3:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

March Topic: Effective Leadership and Persuasion: How Framing, Empathy and Understanding can move Clients, Colleagues, and Employees to Action

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:
March 17: March Topic: Effective Leadership and Persuasion: How Framing, Empathy and Understanding can move Clients, Colleagues, and Employees to Action

March 17, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM UK