10 Common Editing Mistakes Authors Make (and How to Fix Them)

10 Common Editing Mistakes Authors Make (and How to Fix Them)

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.

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Unlock the Mystery of Writing a Whodunit

Unlock the Mystery of Writing a Whodunit

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.

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How to Write Page-Turning YA Fantasy That Keeps Readers Up At Night

How to Write Page-Turning YA Fantasy That Keeps Readers Up At Night

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.

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Webinar: Market Your Writing Biz on Social Media (Even If You Have a Small Audience)

Webinar: Market Your Writing Biz on Social Media (Even If You Have a Small Audience)

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.

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10 Best Books to Improve Your Writing

10 Best Books to Improve Your Writing

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.

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Webinar: Author Website Dos and Don'ts

Webinar: Author Website Dos and Don'ts

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.

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The Plot Hole Challenge: Find and Fix Them to Immerse Your Reader

The Plot Hole Challenge: Find and Fix Them to Immerse Your Reader

How to recognize plot holes in your novel and top tips for fixing them. Master these skills to give your reader an immersive experience.

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When Your Screenplay Meets Story Development

When Your Screenplay Meets Story Development

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.

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How to Make Fiction Dynamic Using the Writer's Camera

How to Make Fiction Dynamic Using the Writer's Camera

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.

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How Agatha Christie, Ian Rankin, and John Grisham Wrote Bestselling Crime Fiction

How Agatha Christie, Ian Rankin, and John Grisham Wrote Bestselling Crime Fiction

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!

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Outline Your Memoir Using Fairy Tale and Myth

Outline Your Memoir Using Fairy Tale and Myth

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.

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20 Fantasy Prompts to Kickstart Your Writing (and a Trick for 216 Bonus Ideas)

20 Fantasy Prompts to Kickstart Your Writing (and a Trick for 216 Bonus Ideas)

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.

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5 Valid Reasons to Turn Down Clients as a Freelance Writer

5 Valid Reasons to Turn Down Clients as a Freelance Writer

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.

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In Defence of the Trope: How to Write Young Adult Fantasy Fiction Tropes Well

In Defence of the Trope: How to Write Young Adult Fantasy Fiction Tropes Well

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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6 Steps to Hiring a Good Editor

6 Steps to Hiring a Good Editor

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.

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