How to Use ProWritingAid

How to Use the Dialogue Check

by Kathy Edens Aug 09, 2018

How to Use the Dialogue Check

Dialogue is how your readers learn characters’ thoughts and sometimes their personality traits. The key to effective dialogue is to manage your use of dialogue tags. In this article, we explain how to use ProWritingAid's Dialogue Tag check.

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What’s with ProWritingAid’s Word Count?

by ProWritingAid Jul 30, 2018

You may have noticed that ProWritingAid’s word count differs from others, like MS Word, Scrivener, Google Docs, and even Grammarly. There’s a very simple reason for it: each program counts words with apostrophes, numbers, hyphens, commas, periods, and other characters differently.Examples

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What You Need to Know About the Pacing Check

by Kathy Edens Jul 27, 2018

What You Need to Know About the Pacing Check

Pacing is what moves your story forward quickly, then slows the action down so your readers can catch their breath and learn more about your character’s thoughts. The ProWritingAid pacing check can help you determine whether or not your story is moving along at the right clip.

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What are the 25 ProWritingAid Reports?

by ProWritingAid Jul 20, 2018

What are the 25 ProWritingAid Reports?

ProWritingAid analyzes your writing and presents its findings in 25 different reports. Each user will have their own writing strengths and weaknesses and so different reports will appeal to different people.

Remember, all the software can do is highlight potential pitfalls in your writing. It's up to you, the writer, to decide which suggestions work within your specific context, and which ones should be ignored.

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Getting started with the ProWritingAid MS Word add-in (updated 2018)

by ProWritingAid Jul 17, 2018

Getting started with the ProWritingAid MS Word add-in (updated 2018) If you haven’t used a Word or Outlook add-in before, it’s very simple. You just need to download a small bit of software, which will then be automatically added to your menu in Word and Outlook.

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Free Online Grammar Checker

by Lisa Lepki Jul 12, 2018

Free Online Grammar Checker

Nothing makes a reader lose faith in a writer faster than a grammar error!

The ProWritingAid Editing Tool is one of the world’s best grammar-checkers, but it also looks at elements of style and structure that help you make your writing as strong and clear as possible. Here's a quick guide to how it works.

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What You Need to Know About the Plagiarism Check

by ProWritingAid Jun 28, 2018

What You Need to Know About the Plagiarism Check

Every writer knows plagiarism is bad. We must all express ourselves uniquely without stealing thoughts, words, and ideas from others. But sometimes it’s hard to be original and unintentional plagiarism creeps into our work. Especially when on a tight deadline, you may let another’s words slip into your content without proper attribution. ProWritingAid is here to help.

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Find alliteration in writing

by ProWritingAid Jun 18, 2018

Find alliteration in writing

Alliteration can make your writing more memorable and enjoyable to read. ProWritingAid helps you identify instances of alliteration in your work.

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Find inconsistencies in your writing

by ProWritingAid Jun 18, 2018

Find inconsistencies in your writing

If inconsistencies plague your writing, your work can seem unpolished and unprofessional. ProWritingAid helps find and identify such errors automatically.

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Free Writer Software

by Hayley Milliman Jun 18, 2018

Free Writer Software

Edit your work more easily and effectively with ProWritingAid's free writer software.

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Find Repeated Words and Phrases

by Lisa Lepki Jun 17, 2018

Find Repeated Words and Phrases

You will be amazed to see how often, when in the thralls of creative writing, you use the same word or phrase multiple times. It’s natural to fall into accidental repetition: if you have described something well, then those words are already in your mind when you need to refer to it again later in the text.

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What You Need to Know About Plagiarism Checks

by Kathy Edens Jun 02, 2018

What You Need to Know About Plagiarism Checks Every writer knows plagiarism is bad. We must all express ourselves uniquely without stealing thoughts, words, and ideas from others. But sometimes it’s hard to be original and unintentional plagiarism creeps into our work. Especially when on a tight deadline, you may let another’s work slip into your content without proper attribution.Why is plagiarism bad?

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What’s the Difference Between the House Style and Combo Check in ProWritingAid?

by Kathy Edens May 09, 2018

What’s the Difference Between the House Style and Combo Check in ProWritingAid?

ProWritingAid has customizable reports that help you find any manner of technical or stylistic gaffes in your work. Besides the 25+ reports that help you polish your work, you can use the House Style or the Combo Check. But what’s the difference between these two?

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Today Only! Free Scrivener Masterclass for ProWritingAid Users

by Lisa Lepki Apr 17, 2018

Today Only! Free Scrivener Masterclass for ProWritingAid Users

Joseph Michael, aka the Scrivener Coach, has agreed to host a one-time-only masterclass on Wednesday, April 18th. At this unique event, you'll learn how to get Scrivener to do exactly what you want and accelerate your writing career!

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How to Improve Your Vocabulary With ProWritingAid

by Charu Babbar Apr 02, 2018

How to Improve Your Vocabulary With ProWritingAid

Developing a strong vocabulary is an extremely important part of becoming a good writer. ProWritingAid can help you establish a robust vocabulary.

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Getting Started with ProWritingAid's MS Word Add-in

by ProWritingAid Apr 01, 2018

Getting Started with ProWritingAid's MS Word Add-in

If you haven’t used a Word add-in before, it’s very simple. You just need to download a small bit of software, which will then be automatically added to your menu in Word.

Click here and then click the “Download ProWritingAid add-in” button. A small file called ProWritingAidSetup.exe will begin to download. When it’s finished downloading, click it and a window will open asking you to agree to the license terms and conditions. Once you click the “agree” box, you will be able to begin installing.

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Take a Quick Tour of the ProWritingAid Desktop App

by Lisa Lepki Mar 06, 2018

Take a Quick Tour of the ProWritingAid Desktop App Ready to take a quick tour of the ProWritingAid desktop app? Let's go!

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How to Improve Your Style with ProWritingAid's Writing Style Report

by Kathy Edens Feb 08, 2018

How to Improve Your Style with ProWritingAid's Writing Style Report

Do you know all the ways to edit your work for better readability and a clearer writing style? ProWritingAid's Writing Style Report checks for a multitude of improvements you can make to strengthen and clarify your writing. Let’s look deeper at this most popular and comprehensive report.

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Create Your Own ProWritingAid Report: The Combo Report

by ProWritingAid Jan 18, 2018

Create Your Own ProWritingAid Report: The Combo Report

Did you know that you can create your very own ProWritingAid report? The Combo Report lets you select a combination of reports so you can focus on areas you know are weaknesses. For example, a Combo Report could run checks on overused words, sentence length, writing style, and sticky sentences if those are areas you commonly need to address.

The beauty of the Combo Report is that you select what reports you want included. There are 27 options from which to choose.

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Use ProWritingAid’s Readability Stats to Improve the Clarity of Your Writing

by Kathy Edens Dec 19, 2017

Use ProWritingAid’s Readability Stats to Improve the Clarity of Your Writing

If you haven’t been using ProWritingAid’s Readability Report and Summary Report to take your work in progress (WIP) to the next level, you’re missing out. Your WIP might be an article you plan to post on Medium or it could be a 75,000 word manuscript of the next, great novel. And the Readability Report can make suggestions on how to make it sparkle and shine so it catches any reader’s eye.

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