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How to Create an Amazing Magic System

How to Create an Amazing Magic System

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.

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The Best YouTube Channels for Writers

The Best YouTube Channels for Writers

Have you discovered the AuthorTube world? Here are 13 of the best writing channels on YouTube.

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How to Outline Your Novel With Plottr

How to Outline Your Novel With Plottr

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.

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Novel Outlining: How to Use Maps to Plot Your Story

Novel Outlining: How to Use Maps to Plot Your Story

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.

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The Best World-Building Software

The Best World-Building Software

Learn how software can help you create a compelling world for your science fiction or fantasy novel.

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3 Best Worldbuilding Apps For Your RPG or Fantasy Novel

3 Best Worldbuilding Apps For Your RPG 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.

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20 Fantasy Prompts to Get You Started Writing

20 Fantasy Prompts to Get You Started Writing

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.

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YA Fantasy Tropes That Aren't Overdone

YA Fantasy Tropes That Aren't Overdone

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.

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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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How to Fictionalize Your Town in Your Novel

How to Fictionalize Your Town in Your Novel

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.

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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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Brands of Horror: How to Scare Your Readers

Brands of Horror: How to Scare Your Readers

Horror is all about psychology. In this article, author Kyle A. Massa analyzes not only what scares readers, but why it scares them.

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Exposition in Writing

Exposition in Writing

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.

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How to Strengthen Your Story Idea

How to Strengthen Your Story Idea

How to go from story idea to a well-formed novel concept. Begin writing your novel today with the right planning process.

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