6 Steps to Hiring a Good Editor

6 Steps to Hiring a Good Editor

Editing is what will ultimately determine your success as an author both now and in the future. In this article, we discuss how to hire an editor for your book.

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Webinar Replay: "Now What?": Life After NaNoWriMo

Webinar Replay: "Now What?": Life After NaNoWriMo

What comes after your NaNoWriMo draft is complete? The copyedit. If you dread this stage, you're not alone. Grant Faulkner, founder of NaNoWriMo, and Hayley Milliman, ProWritingAid's Head of Learning are here to help in this replay of a live webcast.

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LivingWriter: Is It the Novel-Writing Program You’ve Been Waiting For?

LivingWriter: Is It the Novel-Writing Program You’ve Been Waiting For?

Author Krystal N. Craiker is on a quest for the best novel-writing program. Is LivingWriter the one she's been waiting for? Here's her honest review.

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An Author's Review of Ulysses

An Author's Review of Ulysses

We know that ProWritingAid users like a bit of writing technology, so this month we begin a new series that looks at some of the best writing platforms out there. With so many options, and more being developed every day, how do you know which one is right for you. We sent one of our favourite freelancers, Kathy Edens, out to give them all a test run and report back. This month, she looks at Ulysses.

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From Draft to Done: A Full Breakdown of the Writing Process

From Draft to Done: A Full Breakdown of the Writing Process

From first draft to last edits, the writing process is a long and complicated journey. If you're getting started with your first big story project, find out what to expect with our complete guide to the five stages of writing.

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Watch: How ProWritingAid Can Help You Edit Your Manuscript

Watch: How ProWritingAid Can Help You Edit Your Manuscript

Now that NaNoWriMo is over and you've taken a well-deserved break, it's time to edit. Find out how ProWritingAid can make your self-editing life easier from this new video, in partnership with Campfire Technology.

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What’s It Like to Do NaNoWriMo? Here’s One Author's Diary

What’s It Like to Do NaNoWriMo? Here’s One Author's Diary

Have you ever wondered what it's really like to write a novel in thirty days? Join author Krystal N. Craiker on her journey through NaNoWriMo 2020.

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Get the Most Out of Your Editor by Preparing Your Manuscript First

Get the Most Out of Your Editor by Preparing Your Manuscript First

Are you a new author? Find out the professional steps you should take to prepare a book manuscript for an editor.

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Preparing for NaNoWriMo: How to Get Your Head In The Game

Preparing for NaNoWriMo: How to Get Your Head In The Game

If you're taking on NaNoWriMo, you're probably doing something else full-time. Here's a game plan to help you complete the challenge.

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The Drafts Your Novel Needs (and Why You Probably Won't Use a Single Word of Your First Draft!)

The Drafts Your Novel Needs (and Why You Probably Won't Use a Single Word of Your First Draft!)

Are you drowning in drafts? In this article, find out how to assign an objective to each draft, how to prepare for that draft and the techniques to use when actually writing it. Read this guide to making each draft count, with projected timescales and a bullet point summary of each stage.

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A Veteran's Guide to Surviving NaNoWriMo

A Veteran's Guide to Surviving NaNoWriMo

You've signed up for NaNoWriMo, but now you think 50,000 words in a month seems daunting. Here are seven pieces of advice for surviving National Novel Writing Month from NaNo veteran and volunteer Krystal N. Craiker.

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Use NaNoWriMo to Create a Writing Habit that Sticks

Use NaNoWriMo to Create a Writing Habit that Sticks

NaNoWriMo isn't all about that 50,000 word target. It's also about developing a writing habit that will continue way beyond November. Here's how to use NaNoWriMo to make writing a priority all year round.

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How to Self-Edit Your Manuscript Like a Pro

How to Self-Edit Your Manuscript Like a Pro

You wrote a novel! Well done. Reaching the NaNoWriMo goal of 50,000 words in a month is an impressive feat. What's next? The technical writing edit. Find out what to look for in your writing while editing.

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Famous Planners and Pansters We'll Be Inspired By This NaNoWriMo

Famous Planners and Pansters We'll Be Inspired By This NaNoWriMo

Whether you're a planner or a pants-er, you're in good company. For every successful novelist out there, there's a different way of approaching writing a novel - and they all think their's is the right way. Find out which bestselling authors plan their novels down to the chapter and which fly by the seat of their proverbial pants.

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How to Triumph at NaNoWriMo This Year

How to Triumph at NaNoWriMo This Year

Taking part in NaNoWriMo this year? Here's everything you need to know in one handy guide. Find out everything from how to get into the right mindset to how to avoid mid-November burnout.

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