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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5 Fantasy Fiction Contests: How to Submit Your Writing and Expand Your Audience

5 Fantasy Fiction Contests: How to Submit Your Writing and Expand Your Audience

Are you a fantasy writer looking to find a larger audience? Try submitting your work to these writing contests!

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How 10 Famous Writers Made Ends Meet Before Their Big Break

How 10 Famous Writers Made Ends Meet Before Their Big Break

Did you know that Kurt Vonnegut used to sell cars? Or that Jack London was an oyster pirate? Be inspired by the stories of ten famous writers' early years, and don't be discouraged by how long success is taking for you.

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Fantasy Writer's Week at ProWritingAid

Fantasy Writer's Week at ProWritingAid

Want to start writing fantasy? Wondering what the main elements of a great fantasy novel are and how to use them? We've got you covered. ProWritingAid are incredibly excited to announce Fantasy Writer's Week, a week-long series of events all geared towards fantasy writers and world-builders.

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Self-Editing Software Versus a Professional Editor: How to Get the Most Out of Both

Self-Editing Software Versus a Professional Editor: How to Get the Most Out of Both

Do professional editors recommend that you self-edit? Should you use a self-editing tool? Are writing tools helpful for self-editing? Absolutely! Here's how to work out what kind of editing you need at each stage.

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The Debut Dagger Award: Win Big for Your Crime Story

The Debut Dagger Award: Win Big for Your Crime Story

ProWritingAid is thrilled to be sponsoring the Crime Writers' Association's Debut Dagger award as part of their 2021 Dagger awards series. The CWA Debut Dagger is a renowned competition for the opening of a crime novel open to writers who are not yet traditionally published.

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How to Recover from Critical Reviews

How to Recover from Critical Reviews

Every published author, no matter how good they are, gets a bad review every once in a while. They can hurt, but here's how you can feel better about them.

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Webinar: Publish Your Book Yourself with Kobo Writing Life

Webinar: Publish Your Book Yourself with Kobo Writing Life

Want to publish your own book, but not sure which software to use? Come along to our Kobo Writing Life walkthrough to see if it's the self-publishing software for you. Register for free, now.

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How to Craft Realistic, Relatable Fantasy Characters

How to Craft Realistic, Relatable Fantasy Characters

Even if your fantasy character has magical powers and pointy ears, readers want to believe your character is real. Here are the four things you need to know to craft realistic, relatable fantasy characters.

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How (and Why) to Create an Audience Surrogate in Your Fiction Writing

How (and Why) to Create an Audience Surrogate in Your Fiction Writing

Audience surrogates are essential elements of many fictional works. Many stories naturally feature them, but if yours doesn't, consider using the tips in this article. They might help you add a surrogate of your own.

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Beyond Google: 6 Reliable Resources for Researching Your Novel

Beyond Google: 6 Reliable Resources for Researching Your Novel

Most authors have fallen down the research rabbit hole and been unable to find the detail they need on Google. Here are six other ways to find reliable, accurate information when researching your novel.

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From Draft to Done: A Full Breakdown of the Writing Process

From Draft to Done: A Full Breakdown of the Writing Process

From first draft to last edits, the writing process is a long and complicated journey. If you're getting started with your first big story project, find out what to expect with our complete guide to the five stages of writing.

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Missed A Session At Fantasy Writer's Week? Find All Event Replays Here

Missed A Session At Fantasy Writer's Week? Find All Event Replays Here

Find all the session replays for Fantasy Writer's week here.

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How to Find the Right Proofreader for Your Novel

How to Find the Right Proofreader for Your Novel

Proofreading is the reading of a galley proof or an electronic copy of a publication to find and correct production errors in the text. Copy-editing is the final stage of editing before you publish your manuscript. Learn which one you really need, and how to find the right editor for your book.

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Improve Your Sensory Detail with These Writing and Editing Tricks

Improve Your Sensory Detail with These Writing and Editing Tricks

As authors, we want our readers to feel as if they are there in the story. Sensory detail is the best way to do this. Here are eight ways to improve sensory detail in your writing.

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