Figurative Language: Why and How You Should Use It

Figurative Language: Why and How You Should Use It

What is figurative language? Figurative language means using literary devices, techniques, and figures of speech to heighten sensory response and add meaning, clarity, or impact to your writing. In this article, learn what figurative language is and see examples of how to use it in your work.

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Who vs. Whom: The Ultimate Guide to Getting It Right

Who vs. Whom: The Ultimate Guide to Getting It Right

What's the difference between "who" and "whom"? In this article we explain when to use each term.

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Email Design Best Practices: Take Your User Experience to the Next Level

Email Design Best Practices: Take Your User Experience to the Next Level

Want to improve your email open rate? It's all in the design. The human attention span is getting shorter every year, so your email needs to grab readers' attention—and hold it. Kevin George from Email Uplers explains how you can make your emails effective by enhancing their skimmability and accessibility. Enhance your email campaign performance and yield a better ROI (return on investment) by following these tips and tricks.

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How to Build a Better Knowledge Base

How to Build a Better Knowledge Base

Step your customer service self-serve resources up a notch with advice from LiveChat.

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How to Make Onboarding Easy with Clear Communication

How to Make Onboarding Easy with Clear Communication

Join Bri Adams of ChurnZero and learn how clear communication can transform your onboarding from “eh” to “amazing.”

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Freelance Writer's Life: How to Break the Feast and Famine Cycle

Freelance Writer's Life: How to Break the Feast and Famine Cycle

Many of us—myself included—became a freelance writer to be in control of our time and income, to not be limited, and to stop living paycheck-to-paycheck. So, when opportunities arise to market yourself and grow (or save) your income, don’t hesitate. Here's how to break the feast and famine cycle that many freelancers get stuck in.

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

How Writers Use ProWritingAid: ProWritingAid's Featured Writers Series, June 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 to Write a Book: The Best Creative Writing Courses Online

How to Write a Book: The Best Creative Writing Courses Online

There is a wealth of information out there about writing fiction and selling your books. How do you know which courses are worth your time and money? Check out our list of the eight best online courses for fiction writers.

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Gender Neutral Pronoun Consistency—Is This Still a Thing?

Gender Neutral Pronoun Consistency—Is This Still a Thing?

Until relatively recently, English grammarians asserted you use *he* as the gender-neutral pronoun with any antecedent. But things are changing? We explore how to use the singular "they" in this article.

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Then vs. Than: How To Use Each Correctly

Then vs. Than: How To Use Each Correctly

"Than" and "then" are two words that sound alike but have different meanings and uses. In this article, learn how to use "than" versus "then" correctly.

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100+ Adjectives Starting With A

100+ Adjectives Starting With A

Let's take a look at some of the astounding adjectives in the English language that start with an A.

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List of 260 Positive Adjectives to Use in Your Descriptions

List of 260 Positive Adjectives to Use in Your Descriptions

Looking for a new positive adjective to use in your descriptive writing? This list contains hundreds of positive adjectives you can use.

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How Professional Editors Use the 38 Story Elements to Edit Your Novel

How Professional Editors Use the 38 Story Elements to Edit Your Novel

Professional editor JoEllen Nordström guides you through the 38 story elements editors look for. You can self-edit using this list before submitting your manuscript for structural editing. Or, you can use this list to better understand the structural editing process.

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We Review The Novel Factory [2021]

We Review The Novel Factory [2021]

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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New Feature Alert: Saving Your Ignored Suggestions

New Feature Alert: Saving Your Ignored Suggestions

It's finally here—the feature you've been waiting for. ProWritingAid's Realtime Report will now save your ignored suggestions to make your editing process as smooth as possible. If you switch to a different report, or close and re-open your document, the highlights you ignored will stay hidden, leaving you to focus on the suggestions you haven't reviewed yet. Find out how it works in this article.

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