We recently took a deep dive into MasterClass’ offerings to find the best courses for writers. Here are our nine favorites.
It’s easy to experience decision fatigue when it comes to navigating the self-publishing process. We’ve curated this short list of the best free tools available to jumpstart your self-publishing journey.
As a writer, I’d heard about Scrivener from many of my peers, but for whatever reason (pure obstinance, probably), I stuck with my old word processing program. It wasn’t until about a year ago that I finally acquiesced and purchased Scrivener. I haven’t looked back! If you’ve ever set up a binder to try to organize the various plans and ideas for your novel—or even just articles—you probably had sections to hold your character sketches, setting ideas, plot outline, and research. You may have had separate sections to contain each of your scenes and chapters. You might even have had a section that contained nothing but pictures clipped from magazines that sparked your imagination.
Use ProWritingAid's Word Explorer to look at any word 14 different ways. Yes, it's true. Here's the list of ways you can check out any given word: - Dictionary - Reverse Dictionary (this shows you words with your given word in their definition) - Thesaurus - Lists (lists of dated terms, ironic terms, often used terms) - Alliteration (adjectives, adverbs, nouns, and verbs with the same letter or sound at the beginning or adjacent to your given word) - Clichés (to help you avoid them) - Spelling (good to know if you write frequently in American, British, and Australian English) - Rhymes - Pronunciation - Collocations (adjectives, adverbs, nouns, and verbs that come before or after your given word) - Common Phrases (2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-word phrases using your given word) - Commonly Possessed By (words that can own your given word) - Anagrams (in case you need help) - Examples (From books and quotes using your given word)
Book Brush is an easy way to create book marketing images for blogs and social media channels. No graphic design training necessary!
One of the biggest problems that creative people face is how to take their imagined ideas and communicate them clearly and effectively in writing. I dread to think how many incredible adventures, concepts, and viewpoints are locked up in the brains of people who struggle with the technical elements of writing. The part of the brain that we use for imaginative thinking is quite different from the part that actually crafts the sentences. And the quickest way to lose a reader’s confidence—even if your ideas are water-tight—is to present them with clumsy, awkward, error-filled writing.
Fictionary works seamlessly with the ProWritingAid Chrome extension. Not only can you use both to improve your work at the same time, but there's a special offer on the Fictionary and ProWritingAid bundle: get both for just $99 until May 27th.
What is a mind mapping app? For that matter, what is mind mapping? In this article, we'll show writers everything they need to know about the world of mind maps.
Fictionary is your story editor who makes sure you don’t have gaping plot holes and character snafus. ProWritingAid is your copyeditor who makes your manuscript shine.
At ProWritingAid, we want our writers to be as successful as possible. And so, when we come across a potential opportunity for writers to make money, we check it out. The folks at [Contena](https://www.contena.co/?ref=65729) got in touch recently and asked us to have a look at their new platform for freelance writers. Their mission is to help you launch your own freelance writing business.
Do you struggle to build three-dimensional characters? One Stop for Writers have a new tool that just might help you create the next best-seller. Read all about it!
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You may have noticed that we at ProWritingAid have a fondness for technology that makes writers better, stronger, more organized, and highly productive. If you like creating a storyboard for your novels, or if you want an innovative app to capture all of your to-do’s for your client work, let us introduce Trello. For those of us who use sticky notes, index cards, and other forms of reminders to help you organize everything you need for a writing project, Trello is the easiest, most intuitive way to organize your work.