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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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by ProWritingAid Jul 20, 2018

The Oxford comma has been the deciding factor behind $10 million lawsuits. Need more reasons to start using the Oxford comma? Click here!

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Why You Can’t Stop Learning

by ProWritingAid Jul 19, 2018

As writers, we must continually fill our minds with new thoughts and ideas, bits of trivia, and information about a wide variety of things. It all comes out eventually in some form in our writing. And most authors I admire claim you must read voraciously if you want to be a good writer.

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Essential Reading: the Best Books of All Time in Each Genre

by Lisa Lepki Jul 18, 2018

Essential Reading: the Best Books of All Time in Each Genre

The best way to learn about great writing is to read great books. Writers need to read differently from other people. They can't just sit back at let the story wash over them. They need to be studying the work of their favorite authors and constantly asking themselves questions.

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What is Content Marketing Anyway?

by Lisa Lepki Jul 18, 2018

What is Content Marketing Anyway?

Writers are trained in, well, writing. Most don't have a background in marketing.

Fear not! If you're new to the content marketing process, this guide from AppInstitute will help you get started.

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22 Storytelling Techniques from Pixar

by Lisa Lepki Jul 17, 2018

22 Storytelling Techniques from Pixar

If you've ever seen "Up" or "Toy Story," you know that the team of writers over at Pixar can spin a great story. With that in mind, we examine former Pixar employee Emma Coats' storytelling tips.

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Is Your Web Writing Ready for Conversational Search?

by Zara Altair Jul 17, 2018

Is Your Web Writing Ready for Conversational Search?

Learn how to write content for the new conversational search tool on voice devices to provide the one answer customers want. Author Zara Altair provides content writers with a sound strategy and eight steps to get started.

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Is Your Novel Idea Worth a Book?

by Zara Altair Jul 17, 2018

Is Your Novel Idea Worth a Book?

Try these six story exercises to test your idea for a novel. Avoid wasting time on an idea that doesn’t work before making a commitment to an entire novel.

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How I Write While on the Go

by Justin Cox Jul 17, 2018

How I Write While on the Go

Traveling, even that for work, enriches our lives and provides ample material for our writing. The key is to capture those moments without getting overwhelmed in the moment. Making timely notes means your writing will grow, as will your ability to reflect on the experience.

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The Best Romance Novels Ever Written

by Kathy Edens Jul 17, 2018

The Best Romance Novels Ever Written

Continuing our Essential Reading series, this month we’re focusing on romance novels, from the classics to the breathless reads of today’s masters.

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Are You a Night Owl or an Early Bird?

by Kathy Edens Jul 17, 2018

Are You a Night Owl or an Early Bird?

What kind of "fowl" are you—an early bird or a night owl? Author Kathy Edens examines how to best take advantage of your productive hours to write more.

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Upcoming: Free Writing Workshop with Jerry Jenkins

by ProWritingAid Jul 17, 2018

Upcoming: Free Writing Workshop with Jerry Jenkins

A 21-time New York Times bestseller, Jerry Jenkins is the author of more than 190 books, which have sold over 70 million copies. Join our live webinar at 1 pm EST on July 25th when Jerry will be sharing the process that he has used to write four books a year since 1974. He'll also be doing a live Q&A after the training.

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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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How to Price Your Writing Services

by Jennifer Xue Jul 05, 2018

How to Price Your Writing Services

Writing professionally is one of the most flexible careers out there. You can work from anywhere in the world at any time of the day or night. Charging the right rates determines your lifestyle and financial independence as a working writer.

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Write for an Audience of One

by Justin Cox Jul 05, 2018

Write for an Audience of One

We’re the subject of our own lives. Instead of just getting by day to day, journaling allows us to explore our experiences and ourselves. Writing about what we know gives us the opportunity to grow as a person and as a writer.

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Types of Characters in Your Story

by Kathy Edens Jul 05, 2018

Types of Characters in Your Story

Continuing our walk through of Orson Scott Card’s Characters & Viewpoint, we turn our attention to the types of characters available to novelists today. Author Kathy Edens explores the characters and viewpoints you need in your fiction writing.

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How to Create and Stick to a Writing Schedule

by Kathy Edens Jul 05, 2018

How to Create and Stick to a Writing Schedule

The key to a productive writing life is scheduling. In this article, we break down how to boost your writing productivity by creating and sticking to a schedule. Warning: some math required!

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Prepositions. What’s the Deal?

by Kathy Edens Jul 05, 2018

Prepositions. What’s the Deal?

Stuck wondering what a prepositional phrase is? In this article, we teach you everything you need to know about prepositions.

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How to Make Money as a Writer in 2018 [Infographic]

by Lisa Lepki Jul 05, 2018

How to Make Money as a Writer in 2018 [Infographic]

When people hear that you're a writer, they likely respond in one of two ways: they assume you make the big bucks or they suggest you go out and get a real job. In 2018, there are plenty of ways to make a good living as a writer. In this post, we examine some of the best.

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Changing Passive Voice to Active Voice

by Chris Banks Jul 05, 2018

Changing Passive Voice to Active Voice

What is the passive voice, anyways? As writers, we know that the passive voice is bad. But why? And if it is so bad, how do we fix it?

We take a look at what the passive voice is and a new feature to fix it in ProWritingAid.

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