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Upcoming Free Online Events for Writers: Learn With Us

ProWritingAid Trainings

We love offering free training, workshops, and events for writers in our community!

Each month, we host events ourselves and in collaboration with our partners, all aimed at helping you become a better writer.

We will update this article monthly with upcoming training dates so you can sign up for what interests you. Bookmark it now so that you never miss out!


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!


Contents:
  1. Regular Monthly Sessions
  2. ProWritingAid 101
  3. Ask a Book Doctor
  4. Better Business Writing Series: How to Write Emails That Drive Action
  5. Self-Editing School
  6. The Monthly ProWritingAid Write-In
  7. Additional Upcoming Sessions
  8. Missed a session?

Regular Monthly Sessions

We host six free monthly series for all kinds of writers.

Join us live to find out more about ProWritingAid, learn from writing and editing experts, learn new techniques through writing prompts and improve your overall writing craft.

Find out more and sign up below.

ProWritingAid 101

ProWritingAid Webinar

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.

Upcoming dates:

  • January 4, 2022

Ask a Book Doctor

January Topic: Autobiographical Fiction

ProWritingAid Webinar

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.

Upcoming sessions:

  • January 11: Autobiographical Fiction
  • February 8: Emotional Depth and Texture Q&A


Better Business Writing Series: How to Write Emails That Drive Action

better business writing series

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.


Self-Editing School

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

ProWritingAid Webinar

We've teamed up with Story Coach and founder of First Editing JoEllen Nordström for Self-Editing School. On the third Thursday of every month, you’re invited to join us as we learn how to use self-editing to take a manuscript from a rough first draft to a polished piece ready to send to editors.

Upcoming Topics:

  • February 17: What Editors Look for in an Epic Fantasy Adventure

  • March 17: What Editors Look for (and Avoid) in Backstory


The Monthly ProWritingAid Write-In

December Topic: Story Beats

ProWritingAid Webinar

Each month, we gather for the ProWritingAid Write-In. Join us as we work through short prompts and share together for feedback. The Write-In happens on the fourth Tuesday of every month.

Upcoming write-ins:

  • January 24: Story Beats
  • February 28: Fantasy Worlds
  • March 28: Act I
  • April 25: Act II
  • May 23: Act III
  • June 27: Believable Sleuths


Additional Upcoming Sessions

In addition to our recurring series, we are proud to host guest presenters for sessions on everything from managing your content workflow to learning how to self publish. Check them out below.


April 20, 2PM ET/7PM UK: The Debut Dagger Awards 2022: Longlist Announcement

The Debut Dagger Awards 2022l

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.


Missed a session?

Missed a ProWritingAid webinar?


Have a question about how to register, or is there a training session you'd like to see us do? Feel free to contact us here.


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Hayley Milliman

Hayley Milliman

Content Lead

Hayley is the Head of Learning at ProWritingAid. Prior to joining this team, Hayley spent several years as an elementary school teacher and curriculum developer in Memphis, TN. When Hayley isn't hunched over her keyboard, you can find her figure skating at the ice rink or hiking with her dog.

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Looking forward to the freebies. Thank you!
I am in Asia... your free courses come at a time when I am asleep. Any plans to record these course so can join in?
Hi, yes. We record all the webinars and will post them here afterwards, or if you sign up then you get a link.
I'm unable to join live, as I live in Australia. Will there be any replays? Also, can I submit a question?
Many thanks for the excellent series of webinars!
Thank you!!!!
You're so welcome! :)
Are the Book Doctor webinars actually at 2AM EST?
Woops! The Book Doctor Webinars are actually at 2 PM EST. Thanks for pointing that out! :)
Are you doing a ProWritingAid 101 in July?
Yes! We have a ProWritingAid 101 on the second Tuesday of each month! Here's the link to register for July's: https://prowritingaid.zoom.us/webinar/register/6915722890576/WN_ILwZK-sWQ9eJC-DExP2pFQ
It would be great if you made the note cards you use during the webinars as downloadable PDF’s for viewers. A lot of us would add of them into our notes. I was watching the FANTASY webinar tonight and wish I had your cards. These could be put on your landing page or on the YouTube page. Thanks. Love ProWriting Aid.
Hi there, thanks for commenting! We often make the slides available to attendees so long as we have permission from the folks involved in presenting the webinar. It's always worth checking in with us to see if we can provide you with those slides! Please email your inquiries to hello@prowritingaid.com. :)
Wow! This is some awesome stuff. Thank you.
You are very welcome!

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