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

How Writers Use ProWritingAid: ProWritingAid's Featured Writers Series, April 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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How Imitation in Writing Can Become the Sincerest Form of Originality

How Imitation in Writing Can Become the Sincerest Form of Originality

As writers, we often begin by imitating the work of our predecessors. How do we go from that stage to the next, when we discover our unique voices as writers? This article should get you started.

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How to Navigate the Four Stages of Book Editing: A Professional Editor's Guide

How to Navigate the Four Stages of Book Editing: A Professional Editor's Guide

Editing has four stages. Whether you're a newbie still getting into your writing journey or a seasoned author with an established writing career, you must be familiar with these stages and ready to apply them in your editing process. In this article, professional editor JoEllen Nordström explains every stage, including when you can self-edit and when it's best to leave it to the pros.

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ProWritingAid Presents: Crime Writer's Week

ProWritingAid Presents: 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 Write a Book: The Best Creative Writing Courses Online

How to Write a Book: The Best Creative Writing Courses Online

There is a wealth of information out there about writing fiction and selling your books. How do you know which courses are worth your time and money? Check out our list of the eight best online courses for fiction writers.

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How to Write a Pulse-Pounding Thriller

How to Write a Pulse-Pounding Thriller

How to plan a thriller novel with exciting characters and tight suspense to keep your reader on the edge of their seat.

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How to Use Software for World-Building

How to Use Software for World-Building

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

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8 Things Fanfiction Teaches Authors and Readers About Writing

8 Things Fanfiction Teaches Authors and Readers About Writing

Fanfiction might conjure images of nerdy teens and bad love stories, but it's actually a passionate world of writers. Here are eight valuable lessons we can learn from the fanfic community.

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How to Outline Your Crime Novel: Modifying the Hero's Journey

How to Outline Your Crime Novel: Modifying the Hero's Journey

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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Creating Crime Characters: How to Craft a Cast that Thrills Your Readers

Creating Crime Characters: How to Craft a Cast that Thrills Your Readers

Introduction to creating characters for crime fiction. Best approaches for the character tropes to engage readers in your story.

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The Pros and Cons of Taking Risks in Writing

The Pros and Cons of Taking Risks in Writing

Is your writing risky enough? Or maybe too risky? Either way, let's examine some reasons you may (or may not) want to take some risks with your work.

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Who? What? Why? Crime Novel Ideas to Spark Your Writing Imagination

Who? What? Why? Crime Novel Ideas to Spark Your Writing Imagination

Ideas for creating a unique crime novel come from asking who, what, and why questions. This list will help spark your imagination.

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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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7 Ways to Share Your Short Story

7 Ways to Share Your Short Story

Short stories aren't quite as easy to sell as novels. Do you have a story you're fond of, yet you're unsure how to use it? If so, this article is for you.

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3 Best World-Building Apps for RPG Gamers and Fantasy Writers

3 Best World-Building Apps for RPG Gamers and Fantasy Writers

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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