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.
Ask a Book Doctor
October Session: 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 Topic: What Editors Look for in a Love Story
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.
- October 21: What Editors Look for in a Love Story
- November 18: How Editors Work to Strengthen Every Scene
- December 16: Editor Speed Dating: 10 Questions to Ask a Potential Editor for Your Book
Do you use ProWritingAid at work? Then join our webinar, 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.
Next session: September 22
The Monthly ProWritingAid Write-In
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.
- October: Crafting a Believable Villain
- November: Plotting a Series
- December: Short Stories
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.
ProWritingAid will be hosting our first ever Romance Writers' Week in October. Join hundreds of other romance writers to learn what makes a romance novel swoon-worthy. Whether you're writing contemporary, paranormal, historical, or speculative romance (or something in between), you'll find practical, actionable sessions to help you plan, write, and market your romance story.
Learn from bestselling authors like Tia Williams, Talia Hibbert, Louise Dean, and Carolyn Brown, as well as romance writing experts from Pages & Platforms, Simon & Schuster, Harlequin, Romance Writers of America, and more.
October 19, 2PM ET/7PM 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.
November 11, 2PM ET/7PM 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.
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.