Greatest MasterClass Courses for Writers

Greatest MasterClass Courses for Writers

We recently took a deep dive into MasterClass’ offerings to find the best courses for writers. Here are our nine favorites.

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15 Productivity Apps to Help Keep Your Writing Goals on Track

15 Productivity Apps to Help Keep Your Writing Goals on Track

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5 Free Self-Publishing Tools to Get Started with Your Book

5 Free Self-Publishing Tools to Get Started with Your Book

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.

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Writing App Reviews… Scrivener

Writing App Reviews… Scrivener

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.

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When the Words Won't Come: Word Explorer

When the Words Won't Come: Word Explorer

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)

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How to Design Book Images for Marketing & Social Media Like a Pro

How to Design Book Images for Marketing & Social Media Like a Pro

Book Brush is an easy way to create book marketing images for blogs and social media channels. No graphic design training necessary!

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4 Ways an App Can Make You a Better Writer (Yes, Really!)

4 Ways an App Can Make You a Better Writer (Yes, Really!)

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.

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ProWritingAid and Fictionary, the editing bundle you do not want to miss.

ProWritingAid and Fictionary, the editing bundle you do not want to miss.

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.

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5 Amazing Apps for Mind Mapping

5 Amazing Apps for Mind Mapping

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.

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Writing App Reviews: Fictionary

Writing App Reviews: Fictionary

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.

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Contena: What You Need to Know to Start a Writing Business

Contena: What You Need to Know to Start a Writing Business

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.

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Writing Technology Reviews: the Character Builder by One Stop for Writers

Writing Technology Reviews: the Character Builder by One Stop for Writers

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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5 Helpful Tools for the Constant Blogger

5 Helpful Tools for the Constant Blogger

Do you love blogging? Us too! Here are some of our favorite tools.

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The 10 Best Facebook Groups for Writers

The 10 Best Facebook Groups for Writers

What are some of the best Facebook groups for writers? Here's our top 10 list.

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How to Use Trello to Storyboard Your Novel

How to Use Trello to Storyboard Your Novel

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.

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