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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.

The 4-Part Book Marketing Strategy That Will Actually Grow Your Audience

The 4-Part Book Marketing Strategy That Will Actually Grow Your Audience

One of the toughest parts of being an author is tackling your own marketing. Too often, writers rely on tactics without having an underlying strategy. Join book marketing and mindset coach Sue Campbell as she tells us about the foundation of every good book marketing plan in this webianar replay.

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Free Webinar: How to Write With Clarity

Free Webinar: How to Write With Clarity

Do you know how to produce clear, fluid writing for your readers? In this webinar, you'll learn how to craft sentences that produce clarity for readers, how to effectively organise information for readers, and how you can create writing that provides a fluid and low-effort reading experience for your audience.

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A Writing Workshop In Support of Black Lives Matter

A Writing Workshop In Support of Black Lives Matter

One of our favorite things about the ProWritingAid community is just that—community. We love our little corner of the writing world, and that’s why we always want to share as much writing content with you as possible. Today, though, we’re focussing on something a little different but so incredibly important. Here’s our chance for our community to give a little back—while still getting some amazing writing advice along the way!

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How to Write Like Maggie O'Farrell

How to Write Like Maggie O'Farrell

We love learning about the writing process here at ProWritingAid. Every author approaches the task slightly differently: and not all authors are born equal. Many writers have wondered just what it is that makes bestselling, award-winning authors so, well, bestselling and award-winning. In this article, we look at how Maggie O'Farrell wrote her way to success.

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Replay: Live Workshopping Your Loglines

Replay: Live Workshopping Your Loglines

Want to see real examples of loglines and how to improve them? You're in the right place. In this replay of our live webinar, Story Development Consultant Jeff Lyons workshops participants' loglines to help ensure they are as effective as possible. Watch for FREE now.

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ProWritingAid for Students: How to Edit Your Essays

ProWritingAid for Students: How to Edit Your Essays

Are your instructors always giving you the same feedback on your essays? Watch this webinar replay to find out how you can use a free ProWritingAid account to cut out unnecessary fluff from your essays to make them more effective.

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Help Your Students Love Writing With ProWritingAid

Help Your Students Love Writing With ProWritingAid

As teachers, we've all had dreams of teaching a class full of writing enthusiasts come the start of the new school year. Sometimes, though, we hit a few more roadblocks than we might have hoped. In this webinar, we'll demonstrate how you can use ProWritingAid in the classroom to make teaching writing interactive and empowering for students.

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Vote For New Features In ProWritingAid

Vote For New Features In ProWritingAid

Our users are at the heart of everything we do here at ProWritingAid. If there's a feature you think ProWritingAid should have, we want to hear about it. Find out about our new user suggestion system and make a suggestion today.

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How to Write For Academic Publications

How to Write For Academic Publications

Are you a grad thinking about submitting work to academic journals? It can be a daunting process if you're not used to it. On August 20, the ProWritingAid community joined Dr, Lindy Ledohowski as she gave practical tips for writing various sections of scholarly pieces, as well as first-hand guidance for the submission, revision, and publication process for most peer-reviewed journals. Watch the replay now.

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Editing Your Own Writing

Editing Your Own Writing

Editing is integral to good writing. A good self-edit can take your book from good to great, so it's really worth doing. If you're wondering how to make the editing process go as smoothly as possible, you won't want to miss this episode of The Rebel Author Podcast with ProWritingAid!

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How to Self-Publish Your Book: Tips From A Publisher

How to Self-Publish Your Book: Tips From A Publisher

Do you want to make sure your book is produced and launched AS IF it was done by a publisher? On October 1, Alexa Bigwarfe shared all the secrets that you'll want to uncover before publishing your next book in a live webinar. Watch the replay now!

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Webinar: How to Write an Effective Logline for Query Letters

Webinar: How to Write an Effective Logline for Query Letters

Loglines are an essential tool for pitching to agents, editors, or film producers. But what is a logline? Why do you need one? And where does it fit in the normal flow of overall story development? Find out in our FREE training with Story Development expert, Jeff Lyons.

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How to Know When You Should Pursue Publishing

How to Know When You Should Pursue Publishing

You've been writing for a while. Your friends and family love what you're doing. But how do you know if your work is ready for publication? We joined Joelle Hann to find out how you can tell if publication is the right route for you.

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How to Leverage Short Stories in Your Writing Career

How to Leverage Short Stories in Your Writing Career

Have you written short stories that the world has never seen? Find out how to leverage them in your writing career with award-winning novelist, Douglas Smith in this webinar replay.

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Follow These Steps to Create Award-Winning Book Ideas

Follow These Steps to Create Award-Winning Book Ideas

Whether you’ve been writing for years or you’re just starting out, coming up with fresh ideas never gets easier. Or does it? Learn how to come up with better book ideas every time with Joe Bunting from The Write Practice.

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