Continuing our Essential Reading series, this month we’re focusing on romance novels, from the classics to the breathless reads of today’s masters.
The Hero's Journey (also known as monomyth) is a common template for stories where a hero goes on an adventure, faces challenges, and returns home. Learn how to use this story structure.
Professional editor JoEllen Nordström guides you through the 38 story elements editors look for. You can self-edit using this list before submitting your manuscript for structural editing. Or, you can use this list to better understand the structural editing process.
We look at how to modify The Hero’s Journey to outline a crime novel readers will love. Your imagination is key to developing characters and situations that make your story unique.
Dan Harmon, creator of Rick and Morty, has created a plot structure that works for almost every story. Here's how to use the Story Circle to plot your novel.
Your introduction to writing a whodunit, from the cast of characters you need to a framework to construct the puzzle at the heart of your mystery.
Movies can be a great place to get inspiration for your storytelling. Here's a list of seven movies that have always motivated me to work harder and improve my writing.
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.
There are all kinds of writers in the ProWritingAid community, all with very different writing styles. Fantasy author Oz Mari G. shares how ProWritingAid helped her get through three rounds of rewrites before she published her first novel.
Scrivener’s Outliner and Corkboard both allow you to view the whole of your project at a glance—creating, cutting, and organizing new chapters and scenes with ease. To make the most of each option, let’s explore Outliner and Corkboard modes together.
Find out how to strengthen the readability of your novel through self-editing by reviewing the 38 Story Elements covered in this article. Professional Editor JoeEllen Nordström helps you tackle the three main categories of plot, character, and setting. By ensuring you use and vary each of these three primary story elements accurately, you can create a powerful story which keeps your readers returning and again
Learn how to plan your book series from overall theme to individual books. Follow these top tips for success.
A great story can be ruined by a bad ending. There are simple rules to follow that can help you avoid that from happening. Save your ending and keep your readers!
The logline is not your story; but it is the narrative essence of your story that conveys the high concept, the tone, and core emotion of your premise, and does all this in one short sentence (or two).