How to Write Dialogue: 7 Great Tips for Writers (With Examples)

How to Write Dialogue: 7 Great Tips for Writers (With Examples)

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.

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10 Writing Quirks to Avoid With Jenna Moreci

10 Writing Quirks to Avoid With Jenna Moreci

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.

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Fantasy Characters: 4 Common Traits & Ideas on Creating Them

Fantasy Characters: 4 Common Traits & Ideas on Creating Them

Even if your fantasy character has magical powers and pointy ears, readers want to believe your character is real. Here are the four things you need to know to craft realistic, relatable fantasy characters.

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Direct Characterization: What It Is and How to Develop It in Your Writing

Direct Characterization: What It Is and How to Develop It in Your Writing

Direct characterization refers to the way a writer explicitly describes a character's traits in the narration of a novel or story. This article will teach you how to use this literary technique to enhance character development in your writing.

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Setting up Person vs. Society Conflict in a Story

Setting up Person vs. Society Conflict in a Story

The character vs. society (also known as person vs. society) conflict can lead to powerful stories. Read about person vs. society examples in movies and books, and learn how to use this type of conflict in your writing.

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Man vs. Self Conflict in Writing

Man vs. Self Conflict in Writing

"Man vs. self conflict" refers to the main character's inner struggle in a work of fiction. Learn how to use this conflict type in your own writing.

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How to Develop Great Characters in Your Writing

How to Develop Great Characters in Your Writing

Are you wondering how to develop great characters that readers will love? In this article, we break down character development into an easy, step-by-step process so you can create memorable characters and improve your writing.

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How to Write Great Characters

How to Write Great Characters

Character development is all about drawing readers' attention to the right details at the right time—and that's only the beginning! In this article, author Kyle Massa explains how voice, physical description, and backstory can bring your characters to life.

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5 Creative Ways To Craft Compelling Characters

5 Creative Ways To Craft Compelling Characters

If you're tired of generic character inventories and you need fresh ideas to create realistic, compelling characters, try these five writing exercises.

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How to Plan Your Thriller Novel: Templates, Top Tips and More

How to Plan Your Thriller Novel: Templates, Top Tips and More

How to plan a thriller novel with exciting characters and tight suspense to keep your reader on the edge of their seat.

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Create Crime Characters to Thrill Your Readers

Create Crime Characters to Thrill Your Readers

Introduction to creating characters for crime fiction. Best approaches for the character tropes to engage readers in your story.

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Crime Novel Ideas

Crime Novel Ideas

Ideas for creating a unique crime novel come from asking who, what, and why questions. This list will help spark your imagination.

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What Is a Plot Hole?

What Is a Plot Hole?

How to recognize plot holes in your novel and top tips for fixing them. Master these skills to give your reader an immersive experience.

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ProWritingAid Presents: Fantasy Writer's Week

ProWritingAid Presents: Fantasy Writer's Week

Want to start writing fantasy? Wondering what the main elements of a great fantasy novel are and how to use them? We've got you covered. ProWritingAid are incredibly excited to announce Fantasy Writer's Week, a week-long series of events all geared towards fantasy writers and world-builders.

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Fantasy Writer's Week Replays

Fantasy Writer's Week Replays

Find all the session replays for Fantasy Writer's week here.

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