What’s the Right Length for My Book?

What’s the Right Length for My Book?

A guide to book length by word count for standard book genres broken down by genre. Here's why book length matters.

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What's in a Blurb? How to Write the Perfect Book Description

What's in a Blurb? How to Write the Perfect Book Description

It can feel overwhelming to capture the essence of your book in a short description, but it's important your blurb fits your genre. Here are some things to keep in mind based on an analysis of the top-selling books in multiple genres.

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The Power of Storytelling in Any Situation

The Power of Storytelling in Any Situation

Storytelling is the most powerful way to deliver a message. Why is it so effective, and how can you do it in any medium?

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Play Around: Lose the Pressure and Have Fun as a Writer

Play Around: Lose the Pressure and Have Fun as a Writer

Remember sitting down with a notebook as a kid and just making up stories? What happened to that? You can capture that fun once again, and rediscover the fire inside you that made you a writer in the first place.

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How to Shrink Your Manuscript with Darcy Pattison

How to Shrink Your Manuscript with Darcy Pattison

Editing can be fun! Learn Darcy Pattison's tips for shrinking your manuscript to get the most out of your developmental editing experience.

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How to Prep Your Manuscript for an Editor: Tips to Save Time and Money

How to Prep Your Manuscript for an Editor: Tips to Save Time and Money

Before delivering your manuscript to an editor, do these easy tasks to save yourself time, money, and probably a few headaches too.

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Why You Should Try Epistolary Storytelling

Why You Should Try Epistolary Storytelling

Epistolary storytelling is a fun technique for any writer. Here's what it is, what to do with it, and why it's fun.

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How to Start Your Daily Writing Habit Today

How to Start Your Daily Writing Habit Today

Building a daily writing habit is really useful for a lot of writers, but it doesn't have to be complicated. Make it easy on yourself with this guide.

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Essential Reading List: Young Adult Fiction

Essential Reading List: Young Adult Fiction

We're living in the golden age of young adult fiction. In this list, we outline our picks for the best YA of all time.

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How to Force the Muse and Eliminate Writer's Block

How to Force the Muse and Eliminate Writer's Block

Everyone talks about the Muse, but how do you make sure it shows up when you need to write? Good habits can eliminate writer's block and put you on a productive path. Here's how you do it.

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Why Your First Idea Is Never Your Best: Developing Amazing Writing Ideas

Why Your First Idea Is Never Your Best: Developing Amazing Writing Ideas

Sticking with your first writing idea can cause problems later. Find out effective ways to generate and develop better ideas to transform your writing.

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Upcoming Free Online Events for Writers

Upcoming Free Online Events for Writers

Here are all the ways you can learn with ProWritingAid each month.

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How to Edit Your Manuscript

How to Edit Your Manuscript

You wrote a novel! Well done. Reaching the NaNoWriMo goal of 50,000 words in a month is an impressive feat. What's next? The technical writing edit.

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Action Beats: The Author's Multi-Tool

Action Beats: The Author's Multi-Tool

Action beats are often used in lieu of dialogue tags to show body language and to denote who is talking. But action beats are also useful for showing characterization, setting, and even world-building!

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How to Polish Your Manuscript: 6 Top Tips from Editors

How to Polish Your Manuscript: 6 Top Tips from Editors

Top tips for all stages of the editing process. You'll learn how to get better feedback on your writing, stay in the right point of view, choose the right words, and more.

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