How to Make Fiction Dynamic Using the Writer's Camera

How to Make Fiction Dynamic Using the Writer's Camera

Ever had one of those scenes in your novel that feels flat and lifeless no matter how many times you edit it? Try re-imagining the scene with your writer's camera. Use these simple techniques to put your readers right in the centre of the action.

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How Agatha Christie, Ian Rankin, and John Grisham Wrote Bestselling Crime Fiction

How Agatha Christie, Ian Rankin, and John Grisham Wrote Bestselling Crime Fiction

Crime writers can seem like writing gods, but the quotes in this article might help them seem a little more human—and prove that if they can do it, you can do it too!

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Outline Your Memoir Using Fairy Tale and Myth

Outline Your Memoir Using Fairy Tale and Myth

Do you want to learn how to write a memoir using the power of fairy tale and myth? Friend of ProWritingAid, Janelle Hardy, is hosting a live workshop to teach you how to do exactly that.

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How to Stay Positive on Your Writing Journey

How to Stay Positive on Your Writing Journey

Writing isn't all fun all the time. Rejection, obscurity, disappointment, criticism—we'll encounter them all. Next time you do, I hope this article helps you.

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20 Fantasy Prompts to Kickstart Your Writing (and a Trick for 216 Bonus Ideas)

20 Fantasy Prompts to Kickstart Your Writing (and a Trick for 216 Bonus Ideas)

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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In Defence of the Trope: How to Write Young Adult Fantasy Fiction Tropes Well

In Defence of the Trope: How to Write Young Adult Fantasy Fiction Tropes Well

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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6 Steps to Hiring a Good Editor

6 Steps to Hiring a Good Editor

Editing is what will ultimately determine your success as an author both now and in the future. In this article, we discuss how to hire an editor for your book.

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ProWritingAid and The Write Practice Pro: Two Great Writing Tools, Together

ProWritingAid and The Write Practice Pro: Two Great Writing Tools, Together

This week we are partnering with Joe Bunting and the awesome folks at The Write Practice to offer a great bundle for writers. Use ProWritingAid to polish your writing and then share it with the amazing community on The Write Practice Pro. Find out more in this article.

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10 Common Plot Problems and How to Fix Them in Your Fiction Novel

10 Common Plot Problems and How to Fix Them in Your Fiction Novel

Finding plot holes is half the problem, knowing how to fix them is the other half. We take a look at ten plot problems and what to do to make your story stronger.

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5 Fantasy Fiction Contests: How to Submit Your Writing and Expand Your Audience

5 Fantasy Fiction Contests: How to Submit Your Writing and Expand Your Audience

Are you a fantasy writer looking to find a larger audience? Try submitting your work to these writing contests!

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LivingWriter: Is It the Novel-Writing Program You’ve Been Waiting For?

LivingWriter: Is It the Novel-Writing Program You’ve Been Waiting For?

Author Krystal N. Craiker is on a quest for the best novel-writing program. Is LivingWriter the one she's been waiting for? Here's her honest review.

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An Author's Review of Ulysses

An Author's Review of Ulysses

We know that ProWritingAid users like a bit of writing technology, so this month we begin a new series that looks at some of the best writing platforms out there. With so many options, and more being developed every day, how do you know which one is right for you. We sent one of our favourite freelancers, Kathy Edens, out to give them all a test run and report back. This month, she looks at Ulysses.

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Fantasy Writer's Week at ProWritingAid

Fantasy Writer's Week at ProWritingAid

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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Self-Editing Software Versus a Professional Editor: How to Get the Most Out of Both

Self-Editing Software Versus a Professional Editor: How to Get the Most Out of Both

Do professional editors recommend that you self-edit? Should you use a self-editing tool? Are writing tools helpful for self-editing? Absolutely! Here's how to work out what kind of editing you need at each stage.

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The Debut Dagger Award: Win Big for Your Crime Story

The Debut Dagger Award: Win Big for Your Crime Story

ProWritingAid is thrilled to be sponsoring the Crime Writers' Association's Debut Dagger award as part of their 2021 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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