You're Currently Browsing:

Articles by Krystal N. Craiker

Krystal N. Craiker is an author and freelance writer. She is the author of the Scholars of Elandria fantasy series. When she isn't writing, you can find her playing board games and volunteering. Krystal lives in Texas with her husband and two adorable dogs. Visit her website or follow her on Instagram.

The Longest Word in English and Other Fun Word Facts

The Longest Word in English and Other Fun Word Facts

What's the longest word in English? What about the oldest word? Find out some fun facts about words.

Read more
Writing Critique Groups: Everything You Need to Know

Writing Critique Groups: Everything You Need to Know

Writing critique groups are invaluable to the writing process, but they can seem intimidating. Find out everything you ever wanted to know about critique groups.

Read more
A Guide to the Grammar Report Tool

A Guide to the Grammar Report Tool

ProWritingAid's Grammar Report can make checking for spelling and grammar errors a breeze. Here's what you need to know about the Grammar Report tool.

Read more
Balancing Expectations and Breaking Tropes in Romance Writing

Balancing Expectations and Breaking Tropes in Romance Writing

Romance readers want fresh stories, but they also have certain expectations. Here's how to freshen up romance writing while also giving your readers what they expect from their favorite genre.

Read more
A Complete Guide to Satire

A Complete Guide to Satire

Satire has been around as a style of writing for millennia. In this article, find out everything you need to know about satire and how to use it. Discover what types of media can use satire with plenty of popular examples.

Read more
Crash, Bang! How to Use Onomatopoeia Effectively

Crash, Bang! How to Use Onomatopoeia Effectively

Onomatopoeia is a literary device that describes sound. When used effectively, it can be a powerful way of showing instead of telling, which brings your story to life.

Read more
6 Methods to Unstick Your Story

6 Methods to Unstick Your Story

Every author gets stuck at some point when writing a book. Here's what you can do to unstick your story and get back to writing.

Read more
Revising and Editing: How to make it engaging for your students.

Revising and Editing: How to make it engaging for your students.

Revising and editing is an important part of English class, but it's often hard to teach in a fun way. Here are some engaging strategies for teaching revising and editing.

Read more
More than Grammar: How to Use ProWritingAid for Deep Edits

More than Grammar: How to Use ProWritingAid for Deep Edits

Deep edits involve fine-tuning your manuscript for one type of mistake at a time. ProWritingAid has several tools that help you polish your novel for stronger, clearer writing.

Read more
What Are Idioms and How Do I Use Them?

What Are Idioms and How Do I Use Them?

Idioms can be difficult but when used properly, they are a powerful and fun literary device. Find out everything you need to know about idioms.

Read more
How to use... The Grammar Check

How to use... The Grammar Check

The Grammar Check is similar to the grammar and spelling checkers that you have probably used in within your word processor. It highlights any word that’s not in our dictionary in case it’s misspelled. It also looks at the construction of the sentence to make sure that the structure, punctuation and tense are correct. But, in addition to these standard grammar checks, our team of copyeditors have been inputting thousands of specific checks that they have come across in their years of editing. Our goal over the next couple of years is to have a simple explanation associated with every grammar issue that the software picks up.

Read more
Writing Resources
Subscribe for writing hacks, special offers and free stuff
We will not share your details

Grammar Guide

Learn everything you need to know about grammar.

Improve your grammar