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Articles by Libby Bushill

Libby is ProWritingAid's Editorial and Marketing Assistant. When she's not editing and writing blog posts, she can be found spreading the word about ProWritingAid on social media. A recent English Lit grad and co-editor of the University of Reading's A Room of Our Own Project, she loves all things writing and editing and can't wait to work on more projects in the future.

How Writers Use ProWritingAid: ProWritingAid's Featured Writers Series, March 2021

How Writers Use ProWritingAid: ProWritingAid's Featured Writers Series, March 2021

There are all kinds of writers in the ProWritingAid community, all with very different writing styles. In this new series of blog posts, we’ll be featuring two ProWritingAid users each month to learn more about their writing processes and how ProWritingAid has helped them on their writing journey.

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Webinar: Market Your Writing Biz on Social Media (Even If You Have a Small Audience)

Webinar: Market Your Writing Biz on Social Media (Even If You Have a Small Audience)

Join this session to walk away with key foundational strategies for building your marketing messages, creating content, and connecting with potential partners on social media.

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Webinar: Author Website Dos and Don'ts

Webinar: Author Website Dos and Don'ts

In this upcoming webinar, book marketing coach Sue Campbell of Pages & Platforms will show you what an author website is actually for and shares some essential dos and don'ts for author websites so you can get yours up and running or give it a tweak.

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How Agatha Christie, Ian Rankin, and John Grisham Wrote Bestselling Crime Fiction

How Agatha Christie, Ian Rankin, and John Grisham Wrote Bestselling Crime Fiction

Crime writers can seem like writing gods, but the quotes in this article might help them seem a little more human—and prove that if they can do it, you can do it too!

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New Feature Alert: ProWritingAid's Referral System

New Feature Alert: ProWritingAid's Referral System

You can now extend your ProWritingAid Premium License for a whole year or even a lifetime completely free with our new referral system. Find out how it works in this article.

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In Defence of the Trope: How to Write Young Adult Fantasy Fiction Tropes Well

In Defence of the Trope: How to Write Young Adult Fantasy Fiction Tropes Well

Young adult fiction. It's created some of our biggest cultural moments and yet in some circles it's still given a lesser status than other genres. One reason for this might be the idea of the trope. Let's take a look at four "overused" tropes and why they're not so bad after all.

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ProWritingAid and The Write Practice Pro: Two Great Writing Tools, Together

ProWritingAid and The Write Practice Pro: Two Great Writing Tools, Together

This week we are partnering with Joe Bunting and the awesome folks at The Write Practice to offer a great bundle for writers. Use ProWritingAid to polish your writing and then share it with the amazing community on The Write Practice Pro. Find out more in this article.

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Webinar Replay: "Now What?": Life After NaNoWriMo

Webinar Replay: "Now What?": Life After NaNoWriMo

What comes after your NaNoWriMo draft is complete? The copyedit. If you dread this stage, you're not alone. Grant Faulkner, founder of NaNoWriMo, and Hayley Milliman, ProWritingAid's Head of Learning are here to help in this replay of a live webcast.

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How ProWritingAid's Goals Feature Keeps You on Track as You Edit

How ProWritingAid's Goals Feature Keeps You on Track as You Edit

It can be difficult to keep track of your writing and editing goals as you are working. Even if you know what you want to focus on, monitoring your progress can be a challenge. Now, it doesn't have to be. Find out how to use ProWritingAid's Goals in the sidebar to keep your editing on track.

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Fantasy Writer's Week at ProWritingAid

Fantasy Writer's Week at ProWritingAid

Want to start writing fantasy? Wondering what the main elements of a great fantasy novel are and how to use them? We've got you covered. ProWritingAid are incredibly excited to announce Fantasy Writer's Week, a week-long series of events all geared towards fantasy writers and world-builders.

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Boomwriter's 2021 Writing Bee: Unleash Your Students' Creativity

Boomwriter's 2021 Writing Bee: Unleash Your Students' Creativity

ProWritingAid are proud to sponsor Boomwriter's 2021 Writing Bee—a global creative writing competition for students in grades 3-8. Find out how your class can get involved.

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The Debut Dagger Award: Win Big for Your Crime Story

The Debut Dagger Award: Win Big for Your Crime Story

ProWritingAid is thrilled to be sponsoring the Crime Writers' Association's Debut Dagger award as part of their 2021 Dagger awards series. The CWA Debut Dagger is a renowned competition for the opening of a crime novel open to writers who are not yet traditionally published.

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Webinar: Publish Your Book Yourself with Kobo Writing Life

Webinar: Publish Your Book Yourself with Kobo Writing Life

Want to publish your own book, but not sure which software to use? Come along to our Kobo Writing Life walkthrough to see if it's the self-publishing software for you. Register for free, now.

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The ProWritingAid Desktop App for Windows PCs: Edit Word Docs, Scrivener Projects and More

The ProWritingAid Desktop App for Windows PCs: Edit Word Docs, Scrivener Projects and More

How to use ProWritingAid's Desktop App for Windows, with guides to editing Word and Scrivener docs, changing your app settings and using the reports. Do you ever wish you had an extra pair of eyes that could catch spelling, grammar and writing style errors as you write? Or an editor who is always on call to help you sort out readability, pacing, diction and structural issues? Well, ProWritingAid's Desktop App is here to make those wishes come true.

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Webinar Replay: How to Self-Publish With Lulu, a Walkthrough and Q&A

Webinar Replay: How to Self-Publish With Lulu, a Walkthrough and Q&A

Are you ready to self-publish your book? We've invited Chelsea to show us how Lulu can help. Lulu is one of the top self-publishing and print-on-demand companies out there. Whether you are creating a gift, a book to sell on Amazon, a manual for your office, a portfolio, or any other kind of book for any purpose, Lulu can help make it happen.

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