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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.

Earn a Free ProWritingAid Premium License

Earn a Free ProWritingAid Premium License

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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YA Fantasy Tropes That Aren't Overdone

YA Fantasy Tropes That Aren't Overdone

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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Editing Bundle: The Write Practice Pro and ProWritingAid

Editing Bundle: The Write Practice Pro and ProWritingAid

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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Watch: How to Edit Your NaNoWriMo Draft

Watch: How to Edit Your NaNoWriMo Draft

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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ProWritingAid Presents: Fantasy Writer's Week

ProWritingAid Presents: Fantasy Writer's Week

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 Writing Bee: Inspiring Young Storytellers

Boomwriter Writing Bee: Inspiring Young Storytellers

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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Webinar: Kobo Writing Life Walkthrough

Webinar: Kobo Writing Life Walkthrough

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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ProWritingAid Editing Tool for Windows

ProWritingAid Editing Tool for Windows

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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ProWritingAid Webinar Replay: Lulu Walkthrough

ProWritingAid Webinar Replay: Lulu Walkthrough

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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ProWritingAid Webinar: The 8 Elements of a Killer Book Proposal

ProWritingAid Webinar: The 8 Elements of a Killer Book Proposal

A book proposal is an argument for your idea, a business case for your project, a showcase of your expertise, and a declaration of your voice. Join us for this free, live webinar as we learn how to write a proposal that will help you sell your book before you've written it.

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ProWritingAid: New Features for 2021

ProWritingAid: New Features for 2021

You don't need us to tell you that it's been a crazy year. Despite all the madness, we've been working hard to make ProWritingAid even better for you in 2020.

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ProWritingAid Presents: The Monthly Write-In

ProWritingAid Presents: The Monthly Write-In

On the fourth Tuesday of every month, we gather for the ProWritingAid Write-In. You're invited to join us as we work through short writing prompts and share together for feedback, focussing on a different area of the writing process each month. Whether you work on pieces of your ongoing writing project, or come up with new concepts and ideas for every prompt, every writer is welcome.

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How to Self-Edit Your Manuscript with Fictionary

How to Self-Edit Your Manuscript with Fictionary

In this recording of a live session, Kristina Stanley, CEO and Founder of Fictionary, showed us how her groundbreaking new story editing software can help you evaluate and revise your manuscript against the 38 Story Elements professional editors look for. Watch the replay now.

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Managing Your ProWritingAid Account

Managing Your ProWritingAid Account

Wondering how to reset your password, edit your email notifications or change your username? Find out everything you need to know about creating and managing your ProWritingAid license, account, and settings in this post.

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How to Edit After NaNoWriMo

How to Edit After NaNoWriMo

Now that NaNoWriMo is over and you've taken a well-deserved break, it's time to edit. Find out how ProWritingAid can make your self-editing life easier from this new video, in partnership with Campfire Technology.

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