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
Each month, the ProWritingAid team hosts regular sessions every Tuesday.
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.
On the second Tuesday of every month, the ProWritingAid community is invited to bring all their questions to our favorite Book Doctor, Sally O-J.
A book doctor works alongside the author, looking at everything from plot and characterization to writing technique, dialogue and texture. If you're wondering how to turn your manuscript from a labor of love into a bestseller, a book doctor's diagnosis might be what you're missing.
When bestselling author Sarah Waters OBE (Fingersmith, Tipping the Velvet) was just starting out, she turned to Sally for feedback, encouragement and support. Sally has worked as a book doctor with Sarah on all of her novels since.
Each webinar will be based around a topic and Sally will provide practical advice and training before opening up for questions from attendees.
- March 9: Fantasy
- April 13: Beginning and Ending Your Book
- May 11: Tension and Conflict
Ask a Writing Prof March 2021 Topic: Effective Leadership and Persuasion
On the third Wednesday of every month, the ProWritingAid community is invited to join Andrew (A.J.) Ogilvie, PhD, Professor of Business Communication for an in-depth training and Q&A.
- March 2021 Topic: Effective Leadership and Persuasion: How Framing, Empathy and Understanding can move Clients, Colleagues, and Employees to Action
Self-Editing School: March Topic: 10 Common Editing Mistakes That Authors Make (and How to Fix Them)
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.
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.
- March 23: Beginning and Ending Your Book
- April 27: Tension and Conflict
- May 25: Subplots
March 24: ProWritingAid 101 For Business
Do you use ProWritingAid at work? Then join our first 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.
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.
Your Editing Journey: From First Draft to Published Author On March 11th, we are bringing together four experts from all stages of your journey from first draft to published author.
If you are ready to start the process, bring your questions and get ready to learn.
Join this session to walk away with key foundational strategies for building your marketing messages, creating content, and connecting with potential partners on social media. Hosted by Andréa Jones, Creator of the Savvy Social School.
March 29: Author Website Dos and Don'ts
In this webinar, book marketing coach Sue Campbell of Pages & Platforms will show you what an author website is actually for, and share some essential dos and don'ts for author websites so you can get yours up and running.
March 30: Kobo Writing Life Software Walkthrough
Have you ever thought about running your own publishing business? Kobo Writing Life is a global DIY publishing platform that empowers authors to take their publishing career into their own hands.
In this webinar, Kobo's Head of Author Experience Tara Cremin shows you how Kobo's software allows you to publish your book while maintaining your rights and setting your own prices and distribution schedule.
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.