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ProWritingAid 101

These sessions now run on the first Monday of every month.

Head of Education at ProWritingAid, Hailey Milliman, 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.

Hailey Milliman wants to help more people put their ideas into words and those words into the hands (and hearts) of readers.

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

February Topic: Emotional Depth and Texture 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.

In this session:

What goes on beneath the surface of your story? Have you provided enough emotional hooks to keep your reader gripped? Ask your questions about creating emotional depth and texture in your story live in this month's Book Doctor Q&A, and receive personalized feedback from a pro.

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

February 8, 2022 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

February Topic: What Editors Look for in an Epic Fantasy Adventure

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:

Fantasy fans are some of the most dedicated to their genre—but that also means they know what should be included in your fantasy novel. Fortunately, so do editors. Find out what an editor looks for in a fantasy story so that your epic novel delights 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.

February 17, 2022 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

Fantasy Writers' Week 2022

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Can’t make it live? No problem! All sessions will be available via free replay for one week after the event.

February 28, 2022 11:00 AM EST / 4:00 PM UK

February Topic: Fantasy Worlds

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!

February 28, 2022 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

ProWritingAid 101

These sessions now run on the first Monday of every month.

Head of Education at ProWritingAid, Hailey Milliman, 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.

Hailey Milliman wants to help more people put their ideas into words and those words into the hands (and hearts) of readers.

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

March Topic: Plot

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:

Plot seems simple, but what purpose should it serve in your story? Too much plot and your readers won't care about your characters. Not enough and your story will wander aimlessly, never reaching a satisfying conclusion. Find out how to strike the correct balance in this month's Ask a Book Doctor.

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

March 8, 2022 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

March Topic: What Editors Look for (and Avoid) in Backstory

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:

Backstory gives readers vital details that help them understand your characters. However, too much backstory can leave your plot meandering and your reader bored. This month, professional editor JoEllen Nordström explains how you can strike the right balance.

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 17, 2022 2:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM UK

March Topic: Writing Act I of Your Story

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!

March 28, 2022 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

ProWritingAid 101

These sessions now run on the first Monday of every month.

Head of Education at ProWritingAid, Hailey Milliman, 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.

Hailey Milliman wants to help more people put their ideas into words and those words into the hands (and hearts) of readers.

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