How 10 Famous Writers Made Ends Meet Before Their Big Break

How 10 Famous Writers Made Ends Meet Before Their Big Break

Did you know that Kurt Vonnegut used to sell cars? Or that Jack London was an oyster pirate? Be inspired by the stories of ten famous writers' early years, and don't be discouraged by how long success is taking for you.

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How to Get a Killer Cover Design for Your Book

How to Get a Killer Cover Design for Your Book

Having a professional and compelling book cover is a necessity if you’re bringing a book to market. But how does an independent author go about producing a book cover design worthy of the great content on the pages within? Find out everything you need to know about working with a graphic designer on your book cover in this article.

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Why Freelance Writers Should Avoid Job Boards Like the Plague

Why Freelance Writers Should Avoid Job Boards Like the Plague

Every freelancer starts in the exact same place: job boards. Job boards are the easiest place to get started, picking up a few jobs when no one, nowhere, knows who you are or what you do. But there's a problem. Stick with them too long, and you risk jeopardizing your freelancing future. Here's why, and what to do instead.

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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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Here are the Best Online Courses for Freelance Writers

Here are the Best Online Courses for Freelance Writers

Are you interested in a freelance writing career but don't know how to start? Check out these five great online courses for becoming a successful freelance writer.

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World Reading Habits in 2020 (Infographic)

World Reading Habits in 2020 (Infographic)

2020 has been a strange year for many people. In this article, with the help of a great infographic from Global English Editing, we look at how this year has changed reading habits around the world.

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Upcoming Free Online Events for Writers: Learn With Us

Upcoming Free Online Events for Writers: Learn With Us

Join the ProWritingAid writing community as we hear from writing and publishing experts in our upcoming webinars.

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How to Use Your Cover Letter to Tell Your Professional Story

How to Use Your Cover Letter to Tell Your Professional Story

Is your cover letter representing you as well as it could? Learn how to write a cover letter that tells your story in a way that companies will love!

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Book Review: "The Irresistible Novel" by Jeff Gerke

Book Review: "The Irresistible Novel" by Jeff Gerke

"The Irresistible Novel: How to Craft an Extraordinary Story That Engages Readers from Start to Finish" by Jeff Gerke will change the way you look at writing rules. Check out our book review.

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After the Interview: How to Seal the Deal with an Unforgettable Follow-Up Email

After the Interview: How to Seal the Deal with an Unforgettable Follow-Up Email

The process of getting a job is daunting for most people, and it’s no less daunting during our current pandemic. It’s understandable that many people often overlook one of the most critical parts of the job process: the email you send to the prospective employer after you’ve interviewed. Find out how to write the perfect follow-up email in this article.

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How to Pick the Best Self-Publishing Services For Your Book

How to Pick the Best Self-Publishing Services For Your Book

You've written a book. Now, you can publish it! All by yourself. It's the golden age of self-publishing, after all. We share how to choose the right self-publishing service for you and your work.

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"It Must Be Nice:" The Biggest Lie of Success

"It Must Be Nice:" The Biggest Lie of Success

Successful writers seem to have the perfect lives, right? They get to write every day and get paid handsomely to do it. But behind the scenes, there are sacrifices and struggles that maybe you haven't considered. Here's why you can't put any writer's life on a pedestal.

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How to Write A Bestseller: Advice From An Award Winning Author

How to Write A Bestseller: Advice From An Award Winning Author

We love learning about the writing process here at ProWritingAid. Every author approaches the task slightly differently: and not all authors are born equal. Many writers have wondered just what it is that makes bestselling, award-winning authors so, well, bestselling and award-winning. In this article, we look at how Maggie O'Farrell wrote her way to success.

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How to Make Every Word Count: Practicing Word Economy

How to Make Every Word Count: Practicing Word Economy

Learn how to make every in your manuscript word count during the revision process. Author Stacia Fleegal shows you the four questions to ask yourself to make sure you're choosing the right words, every time.

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3 Steps to Writing an Awesome Thesis Statement

3 Steps to Writing an Awesome Thesis Statement

Your thesis statement is one of the most important parts of your essay, but it doesn't have to be daunting. Here are three easy steps for crafting a fantastic thesis statement.

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