What's an Author's "Voice" and How to Have One

What's an Author's "Voice" and How to Have One

Every writer has a "voice." It's a unique signature that combines the use of diction, punctuation, and syntax. In fiction, it also includes having a specific dialogue style, and character development. In non-fiction, it generally comprises of owning a distinctive viewpoint, framework, and paradigm. What is an author's "voice" anyway? Is this "voice" identical with writing style? How can a new writer cultivate his or her own unique voice? If you already have an author's voice, what can you do to polish it and take it to the next level?

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How to Use the ProWritingAid Sentence Structure Report

How to Use the ProWritingAid Sentence Structure Report

Our new Sentence Structure report analyzes how you start each sentence in your text and compares your usage of different sentence structures to published texts in your genre. Here's how to use it.

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Help Us Compile a List of the Best Websites for Writers

Help Us Compile a List of the Best Websites for Writers

We're making the world's most comprehensive list of the best websites for writers. Will you help us?

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How to use... The House Style Report

How to use... The House Style Report

Want to create your own custom rules in ProWritingAid? Learn how to do it in this article.

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Why Mindset is Important for a Writer

Why Mindset is Important for a Writer

It takes hard work and the right mindset to be the best "you" possible. Thankfully, you can change your mindset – you just need to be willing to try.

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Best Christmas Books Ever Written

Best Christmas Books Ever Written

'Tis the season, folks! We've got a list of the 25 best Christmas books ever written. Take a look and let us know if your favorite made the cut.

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Real-Time Editing for Web and Desktop

Real-Time Editing for Web and Desktop

Want to edit your work as you write it? ProWritingAid can help!

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Anthropomorphism & Personification: What's the Difference?

Anthropomorphism & Personification: What's the Difference?

Anthropomorphism and personification both ascribe human qualities to inanimate or living things like animals or clocks. They’re used differently, however, in literature, movies, music, and other creative venues. We take a look at the differences between them.

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Serialize Your Novel on Medium

Serialize Your Novel on Medium

Looking for a unique way to bring your book to a new audience? Try serializing it on Medium! All you need is a free Medium account to get started.

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Does Your Story Need an Epilogue?

Does Your Story Need an Epilogue?

To epilogue or not to epilogue – that is the question. Should you use an epilogue to wrap up your story, or is that just overkill? We discuss.

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