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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Inspiring Writers: How Amanda Gorman Took the Nation by Storm

Inspiring Writers: How Amanda Gorman Took the Nation by Storm

Amanda Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, arguably stole the show with her poise, professionalism, and flawless performance of her original piece, “The Hill We Climb.” Join us as we follow Amanda Gorman’s journey.

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10 Common Plot Problems and How to Fix Them in Your Fiction Novel

10 Common Plot Problems and How to Fix Them in Your Fiction Novel

Finding plot holes is half the problem, knowing how to fix them is the other half. We take a look at ten plot problems and what to do to make your story stronger.

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Webinar Replay: "Now What?": Life After NaNoWriMo

Webinar Replay: "Now What?": Life After NaNoWriMo

What comes after your NaNoWriMo draft is complete? The copyedit. If you dread this stage, you're not alone. Grant Faulkner, founder of NaNoWriMo, and Hayley Milliman, ProWritingAid's Head of Learning are here to help in this replay of a live webcast.

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7 Movies NOT About Writing That Inspire Me to Write Better

7 Movies NOT About Writing That Inspire Me to Write Better

Movies can be a great place to get inspiration for your storytelling. Here's a list of seven movies that have always motivated me to work harder and improve my writing.

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