This month we look at The Novel Factory, a writing app that will appeal to all the planners out there. The app walks you through 16 highly-detailed steps that include defining your basic premise, setting out your plot points, fleshing out your characters, building your world, generating scenes, weaving your plot details together, and so much more. It even takes you through the submission process. What makes this program so incredibly useful is that you learn about the process of writing a novel as you go.
Fictionary is your story editor who makes sure you don’t have gaping plot holes and character snafus. ProWritingAid is your copyeditor who makes your manuscript shine.
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.
You'll learn a lot about yourself and your writing during NaNoWriMo. How you like to plan, how you organize yourself, the people you have around you; all of this is part of your writing environment, and that's what we're focusing on today.
At ProWritingAid, we're all about technology that helps you write better. Novlr is an online writing app that helps you capture your thoughts simply and clearly in a clean, straightforward interface. In this article, writer Kathy Edens takes Novlr for a whirl, examining all of its features. Plus, join us for a FREE walkthrough of Novlr and Q&A with the CEO on November 12.
Traveling, even that for work, enriches our lives and provides ample material for our writing. The key is to capture those moments without getting overwhelmed in the moment. Making timely notes means your writing will grow, as will your ability to reflect on the experience.
Remote work can be great for your productivity, but it's important to get out of the home office and among the living. Here are some ways – even for introverts.
Despite its marketing power and popularity, Instagram remains a question mark for writers. As people of words, not pictures, they aren't sure it makes sense to use this social media channel for exposure, recognition, and, more than that, business profits.
It's so easy to fall into the trap of being an unproductive writer. Why is that? What drives the writer to such a unique struggle? Take a deep dive into the sources of writer procrastination and how you can overcome it.
Should you post to Facebook or your own blog? What are the advantages to blogging on Medium? This guide will run through the different content platforms available to writers, and the pros and cons of each channel.
If you're trying to squeeze in blogging somewhere in your life, you have to draw boundaries between your home and your work. How do you balance productivity with your family life so that nobody gets angry – and the work still gets done?
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.
Do you struggle to build three-dimensional characters? One Stop for Writers have a new tool that just might help you create the next best-seller. Read all about it!
A few weeks ago, ProWritingAid's Hayley Milliman went to Nashville to attend Tribe Conference for the first time. Here are her takeaways.
Sometimes, writing isn't about crafting the next great novel or ground-breaking paper. Sometimes, it's about finding a way to honor your inner thoughts and feelings.