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ProWritingAid Academy Q&A with Hayley Milliman

Have you been thinking about joining ProWritingAid Academy but you're not sure whether to take the leap? Join ProWritingAid's Hayley Milliman for a special Q+A for you to come learn about the platform and ask any questions you have.

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.

October 19, 2021 12:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM UK

Preparing For NaNoWriMo: A Q&A With the Executive Director, Grant Faulkner

November is fast approaching, and with it comes National Novel Writing Month, the writing challenge that asks you to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.

That would be daunting to any writer. So we've asked the ultimate NaNo expert—NaNoWriMo Executive Director, Grant Faulkner—to share his advice. Join us for a Q&A and get all your questions answered.

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.

October 19, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

October Topic: Show, Don't Tell 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.

October 20: Show, Don't Tell Q&A
Bring all of your questions about using "show, don't tell" to the session and put them to Sally live.

PLEASE NOTE: This month's Ask A Book Doctor has been re-scheduled to October 20th. Normal scheduling on the second Tuesday of the month will resume in November.

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

October Topic: What Professional Editors Look for in a Love Story

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 self-edit your romance novel with professional editor, JoEllen Nordström. Different genres require different approaches. Romance readers expect certain elements in their love stories. This month, JoEllen will help you make sure you've covered them all in your romance novel.

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.

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

October Topic: Creating a Believable Villain

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!

October 25, 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.

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

How to Improve Your Chances of Winning the Debut Dagger

Have you been thinking about entering your story for the CWA Debut Dagger this year? The deadline isn't until the end of February but we want to help you prepare.

We've invited Dea Parkin, Secretary of the Crime Writers' Association, and Leigh Russell, Chair of the Debut Dagger judges, to come and share their insider information. Learn what the judges are looking for and how to give your story the best shot at winning.

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.

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

November Topic: Plotting a Series

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!

November 22, 2021 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

The Debut Dagger Awards 2022: Longlist Announcement

Each year, the Crime Writers’ Association hosts their crime writing awards, The Daggers. The awards aim to support, promote, and celebrate crime writers of all kinds—both fiction and non-fiction—and of all ages, abilities, and career stages.

Join us for the announcement of the longlisted entries with bestselling author and head judge of the Debut Dagger, Leigh Russell.

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