Write a ProWritingAid Review and Get a Free License

Write a ProWritingAid Review and Get a Free License

Want to get one year of ProWritingAid Premium for free? Review us on your blog or YouTube channel and we'll send you a license straight away!

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Zero to Hero: Getting Started with Scrivener and ProWritingAid

Zero to Hero: Getting Started with Scrivener and ProWritingAid

Just getting started with Scrivener and feeling a bit overwhelmed? Read on for our guide to starting Scrivener from square one and using ProWritingAid to take your project to the next level.

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What the Heck is a Word Cloud and Why Would I Use One?

What the Heck is a Word Cloud and Why Would I Use One?

A word cloud is “an image composed of words used in a particular text or subject, in which the size of each word indicates its frequency or importance.” So, the more often a specific words appears in your text, the bigger and bolder it appears in your word cloud. ProWritingAid has a Word Cloud Gallery that makes it easy to create word clouds based on the text you paste into the tool.

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How to Teach from Home While Schools are Shut for Covid-19

How to Teach from Home While Schools are Shut for Covid-19

Schools around the world are transitioning to remote or distance-learning in response to Covid-19. Here are the tools you should use to make remote learning effective.

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3 Cloud-Based Alternatives to Scrivener

3 Cloud-Based Alternatives to Scrivener

Many writers prefer a cloud-based writing program. Here is an honest review of three alternatives to Scrivener.

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Improve Your English Grammar With These Sites

Improve Your English Grammar With These Sites

Learning grammar doesn't have to be difficult! With these free tools, you'll be mastering your comma usage in no time.

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Check out all the new features in the latest version of our ProWritingAid MS Word Add-in.

Check out all the new features in the latest version of our ProWritingAid MS Word Add-in.

At ProWritingAid, we’ve been working hard over the last few months to improve our MS Word add-in. We’re excited to announce that you can now try out the new features!

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Ways to Improve Your Focus as a Writer

Ways to Improve Your Focus as a Writer

Distractions can be a problem for any writer. Fortunately, there are strategies and apps that can make it a little easier for you to focus. Here are a handful of ways to fight distractions and get the words on the page.

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How to Support Your Local Bookstore This Holiday Season

How to Support Your Local Bookstore This Holiday Season

As you finalize your gift lists this holiday season, consider shopping at a local bookstore.

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How to Write an Outstanding College Essay

How to Write an Outstanding College Essay

Want an A+ on your next college essay? We'll help you earn it with these tips.

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You're not finished editing until you have run these three writing reports!

You're not finished editing until you have run these three writing reports!

These three ProWritingAid reports will help you do swift and snappy edit when you are down to the wire.

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5 Ways to Use Artificial Technology in the Classroom

5 Ways to Use Artificial Technology in the Classroom

Being a teacher is hard. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to use artificial intelligence to make your life and work as a teacher much easier. In this article, we examine five ways to use technology in the classroom.

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Writing App Reviews… Scrivener

Writing App Reviews… Scrivener

As a writer, I’d heard about Scrivener from many of my peers, but for whatever reason (pure obstinance, probably), I stuck with my old word processing program. It wasn’t until about a year ago that I finally acquiesced and purchased Scrivener. I haven’t looked back! If you’ve ever set up a binder to try to organize the various plans and ideas for your novel—or even just articles—you probably had sections to hold your character sketches, setting ideas, plot outline, and research. You may have had separate sections to contain each of your scenes and chapters. You might even have had a section that contained nothing but pictures clipped from magazines that sparked your imagination.

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When the Words Won't Come: Word Explorer

When the Words Won't Come: Word Explorer

Use ProWritingAid's Word Explorer to look at any word 14 different ways. Yes, it's true. Here's the list of ways you can check out any given word: - Dictionary - Reverse Dictionary (this shows you words with your given word in their definition) - Thesaurus - Lists (lists of dated terms, ironic terms, often used terms) - Alliteration (adjectives, adverbs, nouns, and verbs with the same letter or sound at the beginning or adjacent to your given word) - Clichés (to help you avoid them) - Spelling (good to know if you write frequently in American, British, and Australian English) - Rhymes - Pronunciation - Collocations (adjectives, adverbs, nouns, and verbs that come before or after your given word) - Common Phrases (2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-word phrases using your given word) - Commonly Possessed By (words that can own your given word) - Anagrams (in case you need help) - Examples (From books and quotes using your given word)

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4 Ways an App Can Make You a Better Writer (Yes, Really!)

4 Ways an App Can Make You a Better Writer (Yes, Really!)

One of the biggest problems that creative people face is how to take their imagined ideas and communicate them clearly and effectively in writing. I dread to think how many incredible adventures, concepts, and viewpoints are locked up in the brains of people who struggle with the technical elements of writing. The part of the brain that we use for imaginative thinking is quite different from the part that actually crafts the sentences. And the quickest way to lose a reader’s confidence—even if your ideas are water-tight—is to present them with clumsy, awkward, error-filled writing.

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