How to Write from a Child's Point of View

How to Write from a Child's Point of View

Capturing the voice of a child is challenging in fiction writing. Use these simple tips and techniques to help you write convincingly from a child's perspective.

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Webinar Replay: How to Self-Publish With Lulu, a Walkthrough and Q&A

Webinar Replay: How to Self-Publish With Lulu, a Walkthrough and Q&A

Are you ready to self-publish your book? We've invited Chelsea to show us how Lulu can help. Lulu is one of the top self-publishing and print-on-demand companies out there. Whether you are creating a gift, a book to sell on Amazon, a manual for your office, a portfolio, or any other kind of book for any purpose, Lulu can help make it happen.

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The Art of the Frame Story

The Art of the Frame Story

What is a frame story, how does it work, and why would someone write one? In this article, we'll define frame stories, explore a few examples, then offer some tips on how to write your own.

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The 8 Elements of a Killer Book Proposal: Sell Your Nonfiction Book Before You Write It

The 8 Elements of a Killer Book Proposal: Sell Your Nonfiction Book Before You Write It

A book proposal is an argument for your idea, a business case for your project, a showcase of your expertise, and a declaration of your voice. Join us for this free, live webinar as we learn how to write a proposal that will help you sell your book before you've written it.

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How to Get a Killer Cover Design for Your Book

How to Get a Killer Cover Design for Your Book

Having a professional and compelling book cover is a necessity if you’re bringing a book to market. But how does an independent author go about producing a book cover design worthy of the great content on the pages within? Find out everything you need to know about working with a graphic designer on your book cover in this article.

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The "Other" Jobs: 9 Roles Every Freelance Writer Has to Fulfill

The "Other" Jobs: 9 Roles Every Freelance Writer Has to Fulfill

Writers aren't just writers. There are lots of roles that a freelancer needs to cover without writing a single word. Whether you're just starting out as a freelance writer, you're thinking about it, or even if you have some experience, it's important to understand the scope of the job. Here are nine other roles and how to fulfill them to make sure your writing business thrives.

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Crime Writer's Week Hub

Crime Writer's Week Hub

On this page, you'll find all the information you need for Crime Writer's Week, including webinar links, special offers, ways to connect with your fellow crime writers, and more.

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Ignite Your Creativity: The Best Music to Listen to While Writing

Ignite Your Creativity: The Best Music to Listen to While Writing

Does music help you write? If so, you'll dig this article. We'll cover classical music, songs that match your project, movie soundtracks, nostalgic hits, and more.

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How to Fictionalize Your Home Town for Your Story Setting

How to Fictionalize Your Home Town for Your Story Setting

It’s easy to use your real town in your novel because you know all the setting details—weather, culture, town history, local politics. But even if set in a real place, you’ll be surprised at how much you don’t know and the research you still have to do to write a convincing novel. In this article, find out how to fictionalize your town to use its details in your novel.

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Lonely? 7 Ways to Stay Sane When Working by Yourself

Lonely? 7 Ways to Stay Sane When Working by Yourself

Writers can be lonely creatures—and this is bad for your mental health. Instead of accepting it, here are seven ways to cope with loneliness and keep it from overtaking you.

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Connect with Readers When You Start "In Medias Res"

Connect with Readers When You Start "In Medias Res"

When writers begin things in the middle, they plunge the reader into things that are already happening. No intro. No backstory. No weather description. Action is happening, and the reader is right there. Find out how to use _in medias res_ to capture your readers' attention.

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How to Write a Novel in a Year: Tips from Fantasy Writer Oz Mari G.

How to Write a Novel in a Year: Tips from Fantasy Writer Oz Mari G.

There are all kinds of writers in the ProWritingAid community, all with very different writing styles. Fantasy author Oz Mari G. shares how ProWritingAid helped her get through three rounds of rewrites before she published her first novel.

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ProWritingAid Presents: Self-Editing School with JoEllen Nordström

ProWritingAid Presents: Self-Editing School with JoEllen Nordström

We've teamed up with Story Coach and founder of First Editing JoEllen Nordström for Self-Editing School. On the third Thursday of every month, you’re invited to join us as we learn how use self-editing to take a manuscript from a rough first draft to a polished piece ready to send to editors.

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Stretched to Your Limits? How to Avoid—and Cure—Writing Burnout

Stretched to Your Limits? How to Avoid—and Cure—Writing Burnout

Writing burnout is real, and it can be devastating to your productivity (and your life). Learn the signs, understand why it happens, and figure out a plan to beat burnout before it takes over completely.

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You're Invited to ProWritingAid's Monthly Book Doctor Q&A

You're Invited to ProWritingAid's Monthly Book Doctor Q&A

On the second Tuesday of every month, the ProWritingAid community is invited to bring all their questions to our favorite Book Doctor, Sally O-J.

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