Autocrit vs. ProWritingAid: How They Stack Up

Autocrit vs. ProWritingAid: How They Stack Up

How does ProWritingAid stack up against online editing tool AutoCrit? We've carried out direct comparisons according to a number of criteria. Spoiler alert: ProWritingAid offers more levels of writing analysis than AutoCrit and costs less!

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7 Online Tools for Fast and Easy Infographics

7 Online Tools for Fast and Easy Infographics

People’s attention spans are getting shorter and a huge portion of the population identify themselves as visual learners. In this environment, using infographics can be the perfect way to get your point across. Infographics allow you to compress information in an engaging way, bringing numbers and statistics to life. But they rely on a good balance of graphics and content, and that’s not always easy to achieve. Here are seven online tools to make fast and easy infographics that quickly engage your audience’s senses.

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Check out our review of The Novel Factory.

Check out our review of The Novel Factory.

This month we look at The Novel Factory, a writing app that will appeal to all the planners out there.   The app walks you through 16 highly-detailed steps that include: defining your basic premise; setting out your plot points; fleshing out your characters; building your world; generating scenes; weaving your plot details together; and so much more. It even takes you through the submission process. What makes this program so incredibly useful is that you learn about the process of writing a novel as you go.  

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How Lumen5 Turned This Writer Into a Video Maker

How Lumen5 Turned This Writer Into a Video Maker

ProWritingAid's Lisa Lepki wasn't a video maker... until she discovered Lumen5. In this article, Lisa breaks down her process for using Lumen5 to make high-quality videos, fast.

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How to Win Instagram If You Are a Writer

How to Win Instagram If You Are a Writer

Despite its marketing power and popularity, Instagram remains a question mark for writers. As people of words, not pictures, they aren't sure it makes sense to use this social media channel for exposure, recognition, and, more than that, business profits.

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How Mind Mapping Can Aid Creativity in Your Writing Process

How Mind Mapping Can Aid Creativity in Your Writing Process

Mind mapping helps overcome writer's block and can aid creativity within your writing process. In this article, we explain how.

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3 Cloud-Based Alternatives to Scrivener

3 Cloud-Based Alternatives to Scrivener

Many writers prefer a cloud-based writing program. Here is an honest review of three alternatives to Scrivener.

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Here's what we had planned at the London Book Fair

Here's what we had planned at the London Book Fair

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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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