Creating an Anti-Hero Like Homer Simpson

Creating an Anti-Hero Like Homer Simpson

Homer Simpson has only one focus in this world: himself. He has some pretty unlikable characteristics, I'm sure everyone can agree. Why do we love to hate Homer and hate to love him so much? Because he's a well-done anti-hero, that's why.

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The Best Horror Novels of All Time

The Best Horror Novels of All Time

We're sharing 30 horror stories everyone should devour. See which tales set readers' spines tingling, followed by our own top picks.

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Use NaNoWriMo to Create a Writing Habit that Sticks

Use NaNoWriMo to Create a Writing Habit that Sticks

NaNoWriMo isn't all about that 50,000 word target. It's also about developing a writing habit that will continue way beyond November. Here's how to use NaNoWriMo to make writing a priority all year round.

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Famous Planners and Pansters We'll Be Inspired By This NaNoWriMo

Famous Planners and Pansters We'll Be Inspired By This NaNoWriMo

Whether you're a planner or a pants-er, you're in good company. For every successful novelist out there, there's a different way of approaching writing a novel - and they all think their's is the right way. Find out which bestselling authors plan their novels down to the chapter and which fly by the seat of their proverbial pants.

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How to Establish the Perfect NaNoWriMo Writing Environment

How to Establish the Perfect NaNoWriMo Writing Environment

You'll learn a lot about yourself and your writing during NaNoWriMo. How you like to plan, how you organize yourself, the people you have around you; all of this is part of your writing environment, and that's what we're focusing on today.

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How to Use ProWritingAid's Plagiarism Check

How to Use ProWritingAid's Plagiarism Check

Every writer knows plagiarism is bad. We must all express ourselves uniquely without stealing thoughts, words, and ideas from others. But sometimes it’s hard to be original and unintentional plagiarism creeps into our work. Especially when on a tight deadline, you may let another’s words slip into your content without proper attribution. ProWritingAid is here to help.

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How to Win at NaNoWriMo: Stay Productive and Write Your Novel

How to Win at NaNoWriMo: Stay Productive and Write Your Novel

Are you gearing up to write a novel this November as part of NaNoWriMo? In this article, author Kathy Edens gives you her tips for staying productive when 50,000 words feel a million miles away. Follow these tips, and keep the words flowing.

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17 Facebook Groups For Writers You Should Join

17 Facebook Groups For Writers You Should Join

Back in 2017, we listed our favorite Facebook groups and tons of readers wrote in sharing amazing groups that hadn't made the cut. So, for 2020, we're adding more great Facebook groups to our list.

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ProWritingAid's Combo Report and Style Guides: What's The Difference?

ProWritingAid's Combo Report and Style Guides: What's The Difference?

ProWritingAid has customizable reports that help you find any manner of technical or stylistic gaffes in your work. Besides the 20+ reports that help you polish your work, you can use the Style Guides and the Combo Check. But what’s the difference between these two?

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LGBTQ Books You Should Add To Your Reading List

LGBTQ Books You Should Add To Your Reading List

What are the best LGBTQ books ever written? Here's our definitive top 25 list.

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Do You Need to Build Your Author Platform Before You Write Your Book?

Do You Need to Build Your Author Platform Before You Write Your Book?

Having an author platform will get you nowhere if you don't have an actual book to promote. Here's how to build a platform without sacrificing your writing time.

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Still Making Typos? Avoid Embarrassing Spelling Mistakes With ProWritingAid’s Chrome Extension

Still Making Typos? Avoid Embarrassing Spelling Mistakes With ProWritingAid’s Chrome Extension

If you’ve been copying and pasting your email or social media content into ProWritingAid’s online editor, that’s wonderful… but there’s an easier way. You should be using ProWritingAid’s Chrome extension.

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The ProWritingAid Desktop App for Mac: A Grammar Checker, Style Editor, and Writing Mentor in One Package

The ProWritingAid Desktop App for Mac: A Grammar Checker, Style Editor, and Writing Mentor in One Package

If you’re a Mac user and new to ProWritingAid or are slavishly devoted to the online editor, there’s a better way. With every premium license, you can download a nifty desktop app that works with Word, Scrivener, Text, Rich Text Format, HTML, Markdown, or Open Document files.

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Counterintuitive Advice to Reach Your Target Audience

Counterintuitive Advice to Reach Your Target Audience

Not everything about audience building is as cut and dried as the experts would like you to believe. In fact, here's decidedly counterintuitive advice for engaging your target audience.

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Why Everyone Should Tell Better Stories

Why Everyone Should Tell Better Stories

Stories have been with us since the beginning of time. Before the written word, if you wanted to pass information to the next generation, you told a story. The same is true today. We’re all storytellers. Storytelling is a skill anyone can learn and it’s one you need for both speaking and writing. Here’s how to hone your skills and captivate others’ attention.

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