How to Find the Right Proofreader for Your Novel

How to Find the Right Proofreader for Your Novel

Proofreading is the reading of a galley proof or an electronic copy of a publication to find and correct production errors in the text. Copy-editing is the final stage of editing before you publish your manuscript. Learn which one you really need, and how to find the right editor for your book.

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Improve Your Sensory Detail with These Writing and Editing Tricks

Improve Your Sensory Detail with These Writing and Editing Tricks

As authors, we want our readers to feel as if they are there in the story. Sensory detail is the best way to do this. Here are eight ways to improve sensory detail in your writing.

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How to Write from a Child's Point of View

How to Write from a Child's Point of View

Capturing the voice of a child is challenging in fiction writing. Use these simple tips and techniques to help you write convincingly from a child's perspective.

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How Writers Use ProWritingAid: ProWritingAid's Featured Writers Series, January 2021

How Writers Use ProWritingAid: ProWritingAid's Featured Writers Series, January 2021

There are all kinds of writers in the ProWritingAid community, all with very different writing styles. In this new series of blog posts, we’ll be featuring two ProWritingAid users each month to learn more about their writing processes and how ProWritingAid has helped them on their writing journey.

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The Art of the Frame Story

The Art of the Frame Story

What is a frame story, how does it work, and why would someone write one? In this article, we'll define frame stories, explore a few examples, then offer some tips on how to write your own.

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Ignite Your Creativity: The Best Music to Listen to While Writing

Ignite Your Creativity: The Best Music to Listen to While Writing

Does music help you write? If so, you'll dig this article. We'll cover classical music, songs that match your project, movie soundtracks, nostalgic hits, and more.

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How to Fictionalize Your Home Town for Your Story Setting

How to Fictionalize Your Home Town for Your Story Setting

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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How Do You Create a Word Cloud?

How Do You Create a Word Cloud?

A word cloud is “an image composed of words used in a particular text or subject, in which the size of each word indicates its frequency or importance.” So, the more often a specific words appears in your text, the bigger and bolder it appears in your word cloud. ProWritingAid has a Word Cloud Gallery that makes it easy to create word clouds based on the text you paste into the tool.

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Connect with Readers When You Start "In Medias Res"

Connect with Readers When You Start "In Medias Res"

When writers begin things in the middle, they plunge the reader into things that are already happening. No intro. No backstory. No weather description. Action is happening, and the reader is right there. Find out how to use _in medias res_ to capture your readers' attention.

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How to Write a Novel in a Year: Tips from Fantasy Writer Oz Mari G.

How to Write a Novel in a Year: Tips from Fantasy Writer Oz Mari G.

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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ProWritingAid Presents: Self-Editing School with JoEllen Nordström

ProWritingAid Presents: Self-Editing School with JoEllen Nordström

We've teamed up with Story Coach and founder of First Editing JoEllen Nordström for Self-Editing School. On the third Thursday of every month, you’re invited to join us as we learn how use self-editing to take a manuscript from a rough first draft to a polished piece ready to send to editors.

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How to Outline Your Novel With Scrivener's Outliner and Corkboard

How to Outline Your Novel With Scrivener's Outliner and Corkboard

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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Our Favorite Christmas Books

Our Favorite Christmas Books

'Tis the season, folks! We've got a list of the 25 best Christmas books ever written. Take a look and let us know if your favorite made the cut.

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Introducing: ProWritingAid's New Featured Writer Series

Introducing: ProWritingAid's New Featured Writer Series

"A friend sent me a link to ProWritingAid and I’ve not looked back. I’m enjoying editing now." There are all kinds of writers in the ProWritingAid community, all with very different writing styles. In this new series of blog posts, we’ll be featuring two ProWritingAid users each month to learn more about their writing processes and how ProWritingAid has helped them on their writing journey.

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Top 12 Chick Lit Books of All Time

Top 12 Chick Lit Books of All Time

Twelve top chick lit books to keep you laughing, crying, and sitting on the edge of your seat as their heroines struggle through life and come out the other side a better woman.

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