If you're writing a fantasy novel, you'll need to consider the magic system within your story's world. In this article, we look at how to build a realistic and engaging magic system from scratch.
Have you discovered the AuthorTube world? Here are 13 of the best writing channels on YouTube.
Looking for a new outlining model? Plottr helps you keep track of all of the details in your novel, from your scenes to your characters to your settings, regardless of the method you use.
Maps don't have to be just a pretty feature for the front of your book. They can help you plot a detailed, realistic story. Here are four ways you can use maps to plan your novel.
Learn how software can help you create a compelling world for your science fiction or fantasy novel.
What do tabletop gamers, game designers, and fantasy authors have in common? They all need the perfect world-building program. Here are our three favorite apps to build the world of your dreams.
Writing fantasy but stuck for ideas? Use these 20 creative prompts to kickstart your next masterpiece and learn a simple trick to generate hundreds of new ideas.
Young adult fiction. It's created some of our biggest cultural moments and yet in some circles it's still given a lesser status than other genres. One reason for this might be the idea of the trope. Let's take a look at four "overused" tropes and why they're not so bad after all.
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.
It’s easy to use your real town in your novel because you know all the setting details—weather, culture, town history, local politics. But even if set in a real place, you’ll be surprised at how much you don’t know and the research you still have to do to write a convincing novel. In this article, find out how to fictionalize your town to use its details in your novel.
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.
Horror is all about psychology. In this article, author Kyle A. Massa analyzes not only what scares readers, but why it scares them.
Any and all storytelling requires exposition – the explanation of how Character X got from Point A to Point B and then later to Point C. In this article, we examine what exposition is and how to use it in your work.
How to go from story idea to a well-formed novel concept. Begin writing your novel today with the right planning process.