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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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What You Need to Know About Plagiarism Checks

by ProWritingAid Jun 02, 2018

What You Need to Know About Plagiarism Checks Every writer knows plagiarism is bad. We must all express ourselves uniquely without stealing thoughts, words, and ideas from others. But sometimes it’s hard to be original and unintentional plagiarism creeps into our work. Especially when on a tight deadline, you may let another’s work slip into your content without proper attribution.Why is plagiarism bad?

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Creating Compelling & Engaging Characters: What Makes Readers Love ’Em or Hate ’Em

by ProWritingAid Jun 01, 2018

Creating Compelling & Engaging Characters: What Makes Readers Love ’Em or Hate ’Em

How do you craft a character that everyone loves to love or loves to hate? In this article, author Kathy Edens examines the characteristics you should give your characters depending on the audience reaction you're seeking.

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

by ProWritingAid May 30, 2018

Getting started with the ProWritingAid MS Word add-in (updated 2018) If you haven’t used a Word 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.

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by ProWritingAid May 26, 2018

Plagiarism is using someone else’s ideas, thoughts, and words without giving them proper credit. The word "plagiarism" is from the Latin root for "kidnapper." It means theft of someone else’s words, work, or ideas and passing them off as your own.

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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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Commonly Misspelled Words

by ProWritingAid May 15, 2018

Commonly Misspelled Words

Here at ProWritingAid, we have discovered that our editing tool catches the same words over and over again!

Even the best writers have those words that they just can’t seem to get right.

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How Ghostwriters Fill Their Portfolios

by ProWritingAid May 09, 2018

How Ghostwriters Fill Their Portfolios

Here are a few tips to help you build a portfolio that maintains your ghostwriting clients’ confidentiality while still proving your abilities.

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What Story Do You Want as Your Legacy?

by ProWritingAid May 09, 2018

What Story Do You Want as Your Legacy?

Writers are in an interesting position to leave a tangible legacy—words others will remember us by for years to come. Even though tomorrow isn’t guaranteed, you still have time to create an amazing legacy. We take you through questions to ask yourself when considering what written legacy to leave behind.

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ProWritingAid's Top 100 Spelling Corrections

by ProWritingAid Apr 26, 2018

ProWritingAid's Top 100 Spelling Corrections

Who among us hasn't made an embarrassing spelling mistake in an important e-mail or business document?

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Writing App Reviews: Novlr

by ProWritingAid Apr 18, 2018

Writing App Reviews: Novlr

At ProWritingAid, we're all about technology that helps you write better. Novlr is an online writing app that helps you capture your thoughts simply and clearly in a clean, straightforward interface. In this article, writer Kathy Edens takes Novlr for a whirl, examining all of its features.

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It’s vs. Its: Let’s Get It Straight

by ProWritingAid Mar 06, 2018

It’s vs. Its: Let’s Get It Straight

Contractions. Possessives. When do you use an apostrophe? Follow these rules on it’s versus its and self-edit with confidence.

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5 Best Alternatives to Acrolinx for your Content Optimization

by ProWritingAid Jan 24, 2018

5 Best Alternatives to Acrolinx for your Content Optimization Acrolinx is an authoring and content optimization tool that combines terminology management, grammar checking and style checking. The key benefits of using an authoring system such as Acrolinx for your company are:Better customer experience of your contentFewer customer support calls Greater customer satisfactionLower costs for copyediting and translationFewer embarrassing errors in your documentationFaster time to market for your content

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