How to use ProWritingAid's Desktop App for Windows, with guides to editing Word and Scrivener docs, changing your app settings and using the reports. Do you ever wish you had an extra pair of eyes that could catch spelling, grammar and writing style errors as you write? Or an editor who is always on call to help you sort out readability, pacing, diction and structural issues? Well, ProWritingAid's Desktop App is here to make those wishes come true.
If you think a fancy novel-writing app costs too much money, you're in luck. We've got four awesome programs for authors that are totally free!
You don't need to have a lot of money to invest in your writing career. Spend a few dollars wisely and crush your goals!
Just getting started with Scrivener and feeling a bit overwhelmed? Read on for our guide to starting Scrivener from square one and using ProWritingAid to take your project to the next level.
As a writer, I’d heard about Scrivener from many of my peers, but for whatever reason (pure obstinance, probably), I stuck with my old word processing program. It wasn’t until about a year ago that I finally acquiesced and purchased Scrivener. I haven’t looked back! If you’ve ever set up a binder to try to organize the various plans and ideas for your novel—or even just articles—you probably had sections to hold your character sketches, setting ideas, plot outline, and research. You may have had separate sections to contain each of your scenes and chapters. You might even have had a section that contained nothing but pictures clipped from magazines that sparked your imagination.
The filmmaking process is long and arduous. Yet each step helps shape and refine the film into a finished product. Here are the lessons all writers can glean from the world of filmmaking.
Wondering what to name your book? We discuss the steps to choosing a title for a novel, how to brainstorm titles, compare them to other titles in your genre, and test for feedback from readers.
Here at ProWritingAid, we're geekily interested in writing tech, almost obsessively. And in honor of the upcoming NaNoWriMo, we thought we'd do a roundup of the apps we've reviewed over the years. Links to our full reviews are throughout.
I'm the guy you read about that works from any of the hundreds of sidewalk cafes in Buenos Aires, travels to Uruguay to wander the avenidas, fishes for Piranha in the Amazon, camps in Patagonia, watches the monkeys play in the rainforest and spends the night in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid's cabin in Bariloche. And then I write about it. I live the life that thousands of people say they want to live. Someone said if you want to be doing something in life, find someone who is doing it, and then do what they do. I want to peel back the veil and show you what I do.