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!
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.
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.
- January 4, 2022
Ask a Book Doctor
January Topic: Autobiographical Fiction
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.
- January 11: Autobiographical Fiction
- February 8: Emotional Depth and Texture Q&A
Better Business Writing Series: How to Write Emails That Drive Action
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.
February Topic: What Editors Look for in an Epic Fantasy Novel
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.
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
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.
- 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
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?
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.