3 Golden Rules of Stealing for Aspiring Writers

3 Golden Rules of Stealing for Aspiring Writers

Stealing is wrong, isn't it? But maybe you didn't realize that most successful writers steal when they start out. This is how they developed their voice – and how you can, too.

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Book Review: "The Irresistible Novel" by Jeff Gerke

Book Review: "The Irresistible Novel" by Jeff Gerke

"The Irresistible Novel: How to Craft an Extraordinary Story That Engages Readers from Start to Finish" by Jeff Gerke will change the way you look at writing rules. Check out our book review.

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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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How to Use a Professional Tone in Business Writing

How to Use a Professional Tone in Business Writing

Your word choice determines how your writing is interpreted. Use ProWritingAid to enhance your business writing style and write clearly and concisely.

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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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How to Use More Vivid Verbs

How to Use More Vivid Verbs

Bland verbs make for mundane stories. Some might be permissible or even necessary. But too many boring verbs pull the life out of even the liveliest writing. So what are some ways to use more vivid verbs? Let’s discuss.

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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 Use the ProWritingAid Pronoun Check

How to Use the ProWritingAid Pronoun Check

Did you know that your document should be 4-15% pronouns? Every writer is different, but it can be useful to have a benchmark so you know when you might need to go back and revise. Find out how your document shapes up with the ProWritingAid Pronoun Check.

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Webinar: Horror Story Essentials: Turn Scattershot Scary Scenes Into Nightmare-Inducing Stories

Webinar: Horror Story Essentials: Turn Scattershot Scary Scenes Into Nightmare-Inducing Stories

Get into the Halloween spirit with us on October 29! Join developmental editor Rachelle Ramirez as she teaches you the basics of the Horror Genre so you can provoke terror and a sense of dread within your readers.

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How to Read Like a Writer

How to Read Like a Writer

Great writers also tend to be great readers. Reading intentionally, rewriting what you read, and analyzing structure are just a few ways you can use your reading to support your writing. In this article, we look at some reading exercises you can use to develop your own writing style.

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How to Write Flash Fiction

How to Write Flash Fiction

You know those bite-size candy bars you get for Halloween? Flash fiction is similar; tiny, but still tasty. In this article, we’re going to explore flash fiction and what makes it so fun. Here's what it is, why it's awesome, and how to write it.

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How to Check Your Grammar with ProWritingAid

How to Check Your Grammar with ProWritingAid

ProWritingAid's Grammar Check is like the spelling and grammar checkers in a word processor - but with superpowers. As well as highlighting misspelled words and missing punctuation, it also looks at the construction of the sentence to make sure that the structure, style and tense are correct. Find out everything you need to know about the Grammar Check here.

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How to Make Every Word Count: Practicing Word Economy

How to Make Every Word Count: Practicing Word Economy

Learn how to make every in your manuscript word count during the revision process. Author Stacia Fleegal shows you the four questions to ask yourself to make sure you're choosing the right words, every time.

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How to Learn Storytelling from Stand-Up Comedians

How to Learn Storytelling from Stand-Up Comedians

Stand-up comedy is a great American institution – and you may not realize it, but it's also a great source of expert storytellers. Let's take a look at a few of the best comedians of all time and how they can make you a better writer.

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Webinar Replay: Academic Writing and Publishing for Graduate Students and Junior Scholars

Webinar Replay: Academic Writing and Publishing for Graduate Students and Junior Scholars

Are you a grad thinking about submitting work to academic journals? It can be a daunting process if you're not used to it. On August 20, the ProWritingAid community joined Dr, Lindy Ledohowski as she gave practical tips for writing various sections of scholarly pieces, as well as first-hand guidance for the submission, revision, and publication process for most peer-reviewed journals. Watch the replay now.

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