Free Giveaway: The Ultimate Crime Writer's Toolkit

Free Giveaway: The Ultimate Crime Writer's Toolkit

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5 Reasons Why Grammar Is Important in Writing

5 Reasons Why Grammar Is Important in Writing

Grammar is essential for creating meaning in writing. It is one of the main ways to ensure that your message is clearly and accurately understood. Read on to learn more about why grammar is important in writing, and how you can master it.

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How to Become a Writer: Our Complete Guide

How to Become a Writer: Our Complete Guide

If you've ever wondered how to become a writer, we've got you covered. Learn about all the different types of professional writing and how to break into writing.

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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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ProWritingAid For Deep Edits

ProWritingAid For Deep Edits

Deep edits involve fine-tuning your manuscript for one type of mistake at a time. ProWritingAid has several tools that help you polish your novel for stronger, clearer writing.

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Poetic Devices: Complete Guide and Examples

Poetic Devices: Complete Guide and Examples

What's a poetic device? A poetic device is a form of literary device used in poetry. Poetic devices use grammar, rhythm, structure, and more to convey meaning. Learn how to use them effectively now.

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Cause and Effect: Definition, Meaning, and Examples

Cause and Effect: Definition, Meaning, and Examples

Causes are actions that create effects, or outcomes. Cause and effect relationships are easy to recognize if you know how to look for them.

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Join ProWritingAid at Crime Writer's Week

Join ProWritingAid at Crime Writer's Week

Whether you're crafting a police procedural, a whodunnit, or a good old-fashioned mystery, you won't want to miss this week-long crime-writing summit.

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How to Use ProWritingAid's Sticky Sentences Report

How to Use ProWritingAid's Sticky Sentences Report

A sticky sentence is one that is full of glue words. Glue words are the empty space that readers need to get through before they can get to your ideas. If your sentences contain more than 45% glue words, they should probably be re-written to increase clarity. Here's how and why.

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14 Creative Writing Exercises to Improve Your Writing

14 Creative Writing Exercises to Improve Your Writing

These 14 writing exercises encourage creativity, more thoughtful writing, and daily writing habits. Use them to improve your writing.

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Story Elements: 7 Main Elements of a Story and 5 Elements of Plot

Story Elements: 7 Main Elements of a Story and 5 Elements of Plot

What are the 7 story elements and 5 elements of plot? Learn about all them and how to use them in your writing.

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Draft2Digital Acquires Smashwords

Draft2Digital Acquires Smashwords

Two of the biggest forerunners in the self-publishing industry will now become one. Draft2Digital is acquiring Smashwords. We discuss what this could mean for its authors, publishers, and retailers.

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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 worldbuilding program. Here are our three favorite apps to build the world of your dreams.

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5 Common Book Cover Blunders That Deter Readers

5 Common Book Cover Blunders That Deter Readers

The five most common book cover mistakes are: including too much content, oversharing, not considering the audience, copyright issues, and ignoring the genre. Read on to find out what to do instead.

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The Debut Dagger 2022: Sponsored by ProWritingAid

The Debut Dagger 2022: Sponsored by ProWritingAid

ProWritingAid is thrilled to be sponsoring the Crime Writers' Association's Debut Dagger award as part of their 2022 Dagger awards series. The CWA Debut Dagger is a renowned competition for the opening of a crime novel open to writers who are not yet traditionally published.

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