Professional editor JoEllen Nordström shares the ten worst editing mistakes writers commonly make. To win the editing battle, you need to understand the foundation of each mistake. In this article, JoEllen explains the most common errors and how you can fix them.
Your introduction to writing a whodunit, from the cast of characters you need to a framework to construct the puzzle at the heart of your mystery.
These are my eight best tips for you to write your own page-turning YA fantasy novel. If you give yourself grace to not rush the writing process, if you include these elements in your novel, I’m positive your readers won’t be able to put your books down.
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.
From Le Guin to King, many writers have weighed in on writing itself. Here are some fantastic books that will help make your work even better.
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.
How to recognize plot holes in your novel and top tips for fixing them. Master these skills to give your reader an immersive experience.
An introduction to story development for script writers. From your vision to the final piece, be prepared to need a tough skin. Here's what to expect.
Ever had one of those scenes in your novel that feels flat and lifeless no matter how many times you edit it? Try re-imagining the scene with your writer's camera. Use these simple techniques to put your readers right in the centre of the action.
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!
Do you want to learn how to write a memoir using the power of fairy tale and myth? Friend of ProWritingAid, Janelle Hardy, is hosting a live workshop to teach you how to do exactly that.
Writing fantasy but stuck for ideas? Use these 20 creative prompts to kickstart your next masterpiece and learn a simple trick to generate hundreds of new ideas.
Yes, there are times to turn away work—even if you are desperate for a paycheck. Follow these tips to keep yourself from sacrificing your values, your health, and your sanity just for a few extra bucks.
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.
Editing is what will ultimately determine your success as an author both now and in the future. In this article, we discuss how to hire an editor for your book.