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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Causes are actions that create effects, or outcomes. Cause and effect relationships are easy to recognize if you know how to look for them.
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.
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.
These 14 writing exercises encourage creativity, more thoughtful writing, and daily writing habits. Use them to improve your writing.
What are the 7 story elements and 5 elements of plot? Learn about all them and how to use them in your writing.
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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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.
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.