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.
- May 11: Tension and Conflict
- June 08: Subplots
- July 13: Converting Your Fanfiction
Self-Editing School: May Topic: 5 Principles of a Thorough Self-Editing Process
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.
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.
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.
- April 27: Tension and Conflict
- May 25: Subplots
Do you use ProWritingAid at work? Then join our new 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: April 28th
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's Crime Writer’s Week is a series of events all geared towards crime writers. Whether you're crafting a police procedural, a whodunnit, or a good old-fashioned mystery, you'll learn how to keep readers turning pages.
Attend live sessions with bestselling authors, including Peter James, Alexia Gordon, Ian Rankin, Jennifer Hillier, Nadine Matheson, Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner, Fiona Cummins, and more. Get insider publishing advice from the Deputy Publishing Director for Crime Fiction at Simon & Schuster, attend workshops on writing and editing your novel, and learn from real police advisors to help make your book truly authentic.
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.