What is Freytag's Pyramid? In this article, learn what this dramatic structure is, what it looks like, and how to use it in your own writing.
How do famous authors structure their writing time? Do they write every day or take days off? In this article, we cover the daily routines of 21 famous writers.
Want to write a book but don't know how to start? These 9 practical steps will help you find your creative voice. Learn all you need to know on how to start writing a book in this article.
Dialogue is a conversation between two or more characters. Effective dialogue can move your plot forward, while also adding development to your characters. In this post, we break down what dialogue is, offer seven tips to improve your dialogue, and show examples to help improve your writing.
How do you build a compelling fictional world that feels as immersive as our own? This article will give you a comprehensive guide for building your own fantasy or science fiction world.
Stream of consciousness writing has a long history, and it is still used today. This guide covers everything you need to know about stream of consciousness, including how to use it in your own writing.
Read this article to understand what an inciting incident is, what great examples look like in popular fiction, and how to write a compelling inciting incident for your novel.
These are my eight best tips for you to write your own page-turning YA fantasy novel. If you give yourself grace to not rush the writing process, if you include these elements in your novel, I’m positive your readers won’t be able to put your books down.
Anton Chekhov said that a rifle on the wall in chapter one should go off by chapter three. In this guide, find out all about the principle of Chekhov's gun in literature and how to use it in your story.
If you are anything like us, your favorite way to learn about history is by immersing yourself in a fictional world shaped by actual events. For this list, we specifically chose works covering events or time periods over 30 years before the time of writing.
Author and writing guru Jenna Moreci explains the top 10 most common writing quirks and how to fix them in her latest video. Here's how you can use ProWritingAid to find and fix these writing mistakes.
Writing a story with a huge cast? Here are some tips on managing all those characters, and the plotlines they inevitably create.
We've teamed up with Story Coach and founder of FirstEditing JoEllen Nordström for Self-Editing School. On the third Thursday of every month, you’re invited to join us as we learn how to use self-editing to take a manuscript from a rough first draft to a polished piece ready to send to editors.
As we head into Black Friday and Cyber Monday for 2021, there are some great deals on courses, software, and books for writers. We think there will be something on this list that will help you become a better, more successful writer. We’ll continue scouring the internet for deals this week, but if you come across any others, let us know and we’ll add them to the list!
Can something be neither true nor false? Paradoxes are often used in literature. In this article, we will give you a solid paradox definition and provide examples of both logical and literary paradoxes.