Building Great Characters: A Guide for Writers

Building Great Characters: A Guide for Writers

Character development is all about drawing readers' attention to the right details at the right time—and that's only the beginning! In this article, author Kyle Massa explains how voice, physical description, and backstory can bring your characters to life.

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How Writers Use ProWritingAid: ProWritingAid's Featured Writers Series, April 2021

How Writers Use ProWritingAid: ProWritingAid's Featured Writers Series, April 2021

There are all kinds of writers in the ProWritingAid community, all with very different writing styles. In this new series of blog posts, we’ll be featuring two ProWritingAid users each month to learn more about their writing processes and how ProWritingAid has helped them on their writing journey.

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How ProWritingAid's Goals Feature Keeps You on Track as You Edit

How ProWritingAid's Goals Feature Keeps You on Track as You Edit

It can be difficult to keep track of your writing and editing goals as you are working. Even if you know what you want to focus on, monitoring your progress can be a challenge. Now, it doesn't have to be. Find out how to use ProWritingAid's Goals in the sidebar to keep your editing on track.

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ProWritingAid vs. Writer.com: A Writing Tool Comparison

ProWritingAid vs. Writer.com: A Writing Tool Comparison

At ProWritingAid, we’re often asked how we compare against other writing tools. From the outside, it can be hard to compare tools that might seem to offer similar functionality on the surface.

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ProWritingAid: The Free Writer Software That Will Transform Your Writing

ProWritingAid: The Free Writer Software That Will Transform Your Writing

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

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ProWritingAid's Commitment to Lifting Marginalized Voices

ProWritingAid's Commitment to Lifting Marginalized Voices

As an organization with a large platform, it's our responsibility to lift marginalized voices. In this post, we highlight authors of color and diverse events and organizations.

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Take Control of Your Editing: Listen to Chris Banks on the Creative Penn Podcast

Take Control of Your Editing: Listen to Chris Banks on the Creative Penn Podcast

ProWritingAid's CEO Chris Banks joins Joanna Penn on her podcast The Creative Penn to talk all things ProWritingAid. Listen now to find out the most common writing tics, how ProWritingAid helps you address them, and how AI could open up a whole new future for writers.

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Mailchimp and ProWritingAid: Automating the Holy Grail of Style Guides

Mailchimp and ProWritingAid: Automating the Holy Grail of Style Guides

Talk to anyone about great style guides and they'll doubtless refer you to Mailchimp's style guide. It's often described as the "ultimate style guide" or "the holy grail of style guides." At ProWritingAid, we thought automating the guide would be the perfect test of our style guide automation tool. How did our tool rise to the occasion? Read on to find out!

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5 Ways Dyslexic Writers Use ProWritingAid to Improve Their Work

5 Ways Dyslexic Writers Use ProWritingAid to Improve Their Work

In this guide, we cover five ways that writing technology can be useful for dyslexic writers. From video guides to document outline ideas, ProWritingAid can help you build your writing toolkit.

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5 Ways Bilingual Writers Can Benefit from Writing Apps

5 Ways Bilingual Writers Can Benefit from Writing Apps

A good writing program does more than check spelling. It can be a valuable tool for bilingual writers and non-native English speakers. Find out how you can improve your writing and how ProWritingAid can help in this article.

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How to Stay Positive on Your Writing Journey

How to Stay Positive on Your Writing Journey

Writing isn't all fun all the time. Rejection, obscurity, disappointment, criticism—we'll encounter them all. Next time you do, I hope this article helps you.

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New Feature Alert: ProWritingAid's Referral System

New Feature Alert: ProWritingAid's Referral System

You can now extend your ProWritingAid Premium License for a whole year or even a lifetime completely free with our new referral system. Find out how it works in this article.

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How to Use ProWritingAid's Desktop App to Edit Scrivener Files

How to Use ProWritingAid's Desktop App to Edit Scrivener Files

Learn how to use ProWritingAid with Scrivener to improve your documents.

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The ProWritingAid Desktop App for Windows PCs: Edit Word Docs, Scrivener Projects and More

The ProWritingAid Desktop App for Windows PCs: Edit Word Docs, Scrivener Projects and More

How to use ProWritingAid's Desktop App for Windows, with guides to editing Word and Scrivener docs, changing your app settings and using the reports. Do you ever wish you had an extra pair of eyes that could catch spelling, grammar and writing style errors as you write? Or an editor who is always on call to help you sort out readability, pacing, diction and structural issues? Well, ProWritingAid's Desktop App is here to make those wishes come true.

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How to Use the Writing Style Check

How to Use the Writing Style Check

The Style Report is one of the most popular and comprehensive reports that ProWritingAid offers. It highlights several areas of writing that should be revised to improve readability, including passive voice, overuse of adverbs, hidden verbs, overused words, clunky phrasing, repeated sentence starts, and more.

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