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