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Articles by Kyle A. Massa

Kyle A. Massa is the author of the short fiction collection Monsters at Dusk and the novel Gerald Barkley Rocks. He lives in upstate New York with his wife and their two cats. Learn more about Kyle and his work at his website, kyleamassa.com.

What Are Steven Pinker's Writing Tips?

What Are Steven Pinker's Writing Tips?

Steven Pinker is an author, professor, and researcher who has some excellent advice for writers everywhere. In this post, Kyle A. Massa breaks down his 13 tips, offering commentary on each of them so that you can improve your writing.

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How Can I Edit my ProWritingAid Dictionary?

How Can I Edit my ProWritingAid Dictionary?

Want to edit the words in your ProWritingAid dictionary? Now you can! We'll show you how it works, where you can do it, and why it's a feature everyone's excited about.

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What is the Best Mind Mapping App?

What is the Best Mind Mapping App?

What is a mind mapping app? For that matter, what is mind mapping? In this article, we'll show writers everything they need to know about the world of mind maps.

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How Can I Improve My Writing Website?

How Can I Improve My Writing Website?

Want to make improvements to your writer's website? We'll show you how to reduce webpage clutter, improve your SEO, build with mobile in mind, and more.

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Am I Getting English Plurals Wrong?

Am I Getting English Plurals Wrong?

Are you getting these tricky English plurals wrong? In this post we cover plurals of all kinds, including regular, irregular, Latin, Greek, invariant, and more.

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Is It Ever Correct to Use Passive Voice?

Is It Ever Correct to Use Passive Voice?

There's an exception to every rule and it's no different with passive voice. Here are a few instances where you might actually want to use it.

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How to Create a Fictional Universe Like the MCU

How to Create a Fictional Universe Like the MCU

Want to create a fictional universe like Marvel's? You've come to the right place.

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Three Important Examples of Irony for Writers

Three Important Examples of Irony for Writers

What is irony? What's the right way to use it? Find out in this post!

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How to use ProWritingAid's Dialogue Check

How to use ProWritingAid's Dialogue Check

Dialogue tags are the words that refer dialogue to a specific character. The two most common examples are “said” and “asked”. - “I’m not going!” said Charlie. They are essential in writing, particularly in scenes that include several characters, because they help the reader follow the conversation. Novice writers, however, have an annoying tendency to use more flowery dialogue tags and pepper them with adverbs. - “I’m not going!” said Charlie angrily. - “I’m not going!” shouted Charlie. - “I’m not going!” roared Charlie furiously.

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Blogging Tools You Need to Try

Blogging Tools You Need to Try

Do you love blogging? Us too! Here are some of our favorite tools.

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How to Write Good Dialogue: 5 Tips from the World of Screenwriting

How to Write Good Dialogue: 5 Tips from the World of Screenwriting

What can prose writers learn about dialogue from the world of screenwriting? Find out in this article!

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How to Tell a Story Over Multiple Volumes

How to Tell a Story Over Multiple Volumes

What are some ways to develop a story arc throughout a series? We'll show you!

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What are the Key Differences Between UK and US English?

What are the Key Differences Between UK and US English?

What are the key differences between UK and US spellings? We'll show you!

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The Best Online Editor for Twitter

The Best Online Editor for Twitter

Need an online editor for your Twitter account? ProWritingAid can help!

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Use ProWritingAid to Get More Upwork Jobs

Use ProWritingAid to Get More Upwork Jobs

Want to find more Upwork work? Here's why ProWritingAid can help.

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