The Top 30 Romance Novels of All Time

The Top 30 Romance Novels of All Time

Continuing our Essential Reading series, this month we’re focusing on romance novels, from the classics to the breathless reads of today’s masters.

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The Hero's Journey: Step-By-Step Guide with Examples

The Hero's Journey: Step-By-Step Guide with Examples

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.

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Free Training: Editing with the 38 Story Elements

Free Training: Editing with the 38 Story Elements

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.

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How to Outline a Crime Novel Step by Step

How to Outline a Crime Novel Step by Step

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.

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How To Use Dan Harmon's Story Circle To Plot Your Novel

How To Use Dan Harmon's Story Circle To Plot Your Novel

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.

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The Mystery of Writing a Whodunit Unlocked

The Mystery of Writing a Whodunit Unlocked

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.

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7 Uncommon Movies That Inspire Me as a Writer

7 Uncommon Movies That Inspire Me as a Writer

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.

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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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Write a Novel in a Year: One Writer's Step-by-Step Process

Write a Novel in a Year: One Writer's Step-by-Step Process

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.

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Scrivener 101: Outlining Your Novel

Scrivener 101: Outlining Your 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.

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Self-Editing Your Novel for Readability

Self-Editing Your Novel for Readability

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

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How to Outline a Book Series

How to Outline a Book Series

Learn how to plan your book series from overall theme to individual books. Follow these top tips for success.

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Stick the Landing: How to End a Story the Right Way

Stick the Landing: How to End a Story the Right Way

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!

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Build Your Logline: A Formula for Success

Build Your Logline: A Formula for Success

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).

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