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Literary Devices: Does Anyone Use Hubris Today?

by ProWritingAid Oct 17, 2018

Literary Devices: Does Anyone Use Hubris Today?

Do you remember the story of Icarus in Greek mythology? It's one of the most classic examples of hubris in literature. In this article, we take a look at hubris and what it means.

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Writing App Reviews: Fictionary

by ProWritingAid Oct 02, 2018

Writing App Reviews: Fictionary

Fictionary is your story editor who makes sure you don’t have gaping plot holes and character snafus. ProWritingAid is your copyeditor who makes your manuscript shine.

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by ProWritingAid Sep 27, 2018

ProWritingAid and Fictionary - Two powerful editing tools that work beautifully together for just $99 (a $250 value).Fictionary makes developmental editing a breeze.ProWritingAid ensures your writing is clear and polished.

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What are the 25 ProWritingAid Reports?

by ProWritingAid Sep 10, 2018

What are the 25 ProWritingAid Reports?

ProWritingAid analyzes your writing and presents its findings in 25 different reports. Each user will have their own writing strengths and weaknesses and so different reports will appeal to different people.

Remember, all the software can do is highlight potential pitfalls in your writing. It's up to you, the writer, to decide which suggestions work within your specific context, and which ones should be ignored.

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Overcoming Your Fear: Just Write

by ProWritingAid Aug 28, 2018

Overcoming Your Fear: Just Write

Some writers become paralyzed by the blank page. They have a plot and subplot, characters’ voices, and amazing new worlds swirling in their heads. But when putting pencil to paper (or fingers to keyboard), fear takes over and shuts them down. It's time to stop letting fear win.

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The Best Thrillers Ever Written

by ProWritingAid Aug 20, 2018

The Best Thrillers Ever Written

If you haven’t been keeping up with us over the last several months, we’ve been compiling an essential reading list of the top 25 best books in each category. This month, we're looking at thrillers, tales of suspense and adventure that are sure to get your heart racing.

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by ProWritingAid Jul 20, 2018

The Oxford comma has been the deciding factor behind $10 million lawsuits. Need more reasons to start using the Oxford comma? Click here!

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Getting started with the ProWritingAid MS Word add-in (updated 2018)

by ProWritingAid Jul 17, 2018

Getting started with the ProWritingAid MS Word add-in (updated 2018) If you haven’t used a Word or Outlook add-in before, it’s very simple. You just need to download a small bit of software, which will then be automatically added to your menu in Word and Outlook.

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Upcoming: Free Writing Workshop with Jerry Jenkins

by ProWritingAid Jul 17, 2018

Upcoming: Free Writing Workshop with Jerry Jenkins

A 21-time New York Times bestseller, Jerry Jenkins is the author of more than 190 books, which have sold over 70 million copies. Join our live webinar at 1 pm EST on July 25th when Jerry will be sharing the process that he has used to write four books a year since 1974. He'll also be doing a live Q&A after the training.

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Find alliteration in writing

by ProWritingAid Jun 18, 2018

Find alliteration in writing

Alliteration can make your writing more memorable and enjoyable to read. ProWritingAid helps you identify instances of alliteration in your work.

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Find inconsistencies in your writing

by ProWritingAid Jun 18, 2018

Find inconsistencies in your writing

If inconsistencies plague your writing, your work can seem unpolished and unprofessional. ProWritingAid helps find and identify such errors automatically.

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Amazing Alliteration in Tongue Twisters

by ProWritingAid Jun 18, 2018

Amazing Alliteration in Tongue Twisters

Tongue twisters are a great way to illustrate the idea of alliteration. In fact, the term "tongue twister" is a great example of alliteration in itself!

We've created a practice sheet of some of our favorite alliterative tongue twisters.

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7 Grammar Rules the Best Writers Break

by ProWritingAid Jun 18, 2018

7 Grammar Rules the Best Writers Break

In life, writers must obey a single rule: write for your audience. If you’re writing fiction, your dialogue must be natural. So you write in conversational English, which is less than grammatical at times. And if you’re writing for academia or other stuffy audiences, your prose must be formal.

If you’ve learned the many rules of English usage and are adept at wielding them properly, feel free to break these seven rules now and then.

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6 Content Certifications You Should Check Out

by ProWritingAid Jun 18, 2018

6 Content Certifications You Should Check Out

Many freelancers today, even those at the top, have no formal education—just years of working in the trenches to learn what makes content effective. With content mills making the barrier to entry low for writers, how can you stand out from the crowd if you don’t have experience?

This is where certifications can help. Read about six online options to build your credentials.

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One Simple Tip to Land More – And Higher Paying – Writing Jobs

by ProWritingAid Jun 01, 2018

One Simple Tip to Land More – And Higher Paying – Writing Jobs

As a writer, finding paying jobs is likely the most difficult job of all. The solution? The cold pitch.

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Get Two Years of ProWritingAid Premium for the Price of One

by ProWritingAid May 21, 2018

Get Two Years of ProWritingAid Premium for the Price of One

One year of ProWritingAid Premium is usually $50, but today you get two years for the same price!

ProWritingAid Premium users have access to all of our software integrations, including MS Word, GoogleDocs, Scrivener, Open Office, and Chrome, so that you can edit wherever you write.

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The Best Dystopian Novels of All Time

by ProWritingAid May 19, 2018

The Best Dystopian Novels of All Time

We’re covering one of the most challenging genres to read and write: dystopian. What happens to our world when everything goes wrong?

Speculating about the future, which usually has turned for the worse, creates some of the most dysfunctional dystopian worlds that stick in our memory for years. In this article, we examine our top dystopian picks.

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Which Should You Use: Home or Hone?

by ProWritingAid May 19, 2018

Which Should You Use: Home or Hone?

People sometimes think they can use "home in on" and "hone in on" interchangeably, but the truth is much more gray. Let’s look at when to use each.

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Why You Need Time Away from the Computer

by ProWritingAid May 19, 2018

Why You Need Time Away from the Computer

As creatives, writers are more susceptible than most to needing downtime to replenish and refill our brains with fodder for the mill. Let’s face it—you don’t get your best ideas staring at your computer screen. More than likely, an amazing idea pops into your head in the shower, on a walk through the woods, or while playing with your dog. It’s those times when we’re not actively thinking that our brains put together new ideas in astounding ways.

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Online plagiarism check

by ProWritingAid May 17, 2018

Our plagiarism checker is designed to help you detect unoriginal content in your writing. Once you have detected unoriginal content you will be able to add proper citations to your document.

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