10 Common Editing Mistakes Authors Make (and How to Fix Them)

10 Common Editing Mistakes Authors Make (and How to Fix Them)

Professional editor JoEllen Nordström shares the ten worst editing mistakes writers commonly make. To win the editing battle, you need to understand the foundation of each mistake. In this article, JoEllen explains the most common errors and how you can fix them.

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How Writers Use ProWritingAid: ProWritingAid's Featured Writers Series, March 2021

How Writers Use ProWritingAid: ProWritingAid's Featured Writers Series, March 2021

There are all kinds of writers in the ProWritingAid community, all with very different writing styles. In this new series of blog posts, we’ll be featuring two ProWritingAid users each month to learn more about their writing processes and how ProWritingAid has helped them on their writing journey.

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The Plot Hole Challenge: Find and Fix Them to Immerse Your Reader

The Plot Hole Challenge: Find and Fix Them to Immerse Your Reader

How to recognize plot holes in your novel and top tips for fixing them. Master these skills to give your reader an immersive experience.

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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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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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Webinar Replay: "Now What?": Life After NaNoWriMo

Webinar Replay: "Now What?": Life After NaNoWriMo

What comes after your NaNoWriMo draft is complete? The copyedit. If you dread this stage, you're not alone. Grant Faulkner, founder of NaNoWriMo, and Hayley Milliman, ProWritingAid's Head of Learning are here to help in this replay of a live webcast.

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The 6 Best (and Free!) Readability Checkers for Your Writing

The 6 Best (and Free!) Readability Checkers for Your Writing

Whatever you write, you should consider how easy your writing is to understand. Luckily, there are programs that can do it for you. Here are six of the best readability checkers. Bonus: they're all free!

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6 Tips for Writing a Successful Business Requirements Document

6 Tips for Writing a Successful Business Requirements Document

Follow these six best practice tips for writing a business requirements document. It’s the best way to ensure successful project implementation.

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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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From Draft to Done: A Full Breakdown of the Writing Process

From Draft to Done: A Full Breakdown of the Writing Process

From first draft to last edits, the writing process is a long and complicated journey. If you're getting started with your first big story project, find out what to expect with our complete guide to the five stages of writing.

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Missed A Session At Fantasy Writer's Week? Find All Event Replays Here

Missed A Session At Fantasy Writer's Week? Find All Event Replays Here

Find all the session replays for Fantasy Writer's week here.

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How to Find the Right Proofreader for Your Novel

How to Find the Right Proofreader for Your Novel

Proofreading is the reading of a galley proof or an electronic copy of a publication to find and correct production errors in the text. Copy-editing is the final stage of editing before you publish your manuscript. Learn which one you really need, and how to find the right editor for your book.

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Webinar Replay: How to Self-Publish With Lulu, a Walkthrough and Q&A

Webinar Replay: How to Self-Publish With Lulu, a Walkthrough and Q&A

Are you ready to self-publish your book? We've invited Chelsea to show us how Lulu can help. Lulu is one of the top self-publishing and print-on-demand companies out there. Whether you are creating a gift, a book to sell on Amazon, a manual for your office, a portfolio, or any other kind of book for any purpose, Lulu can help make it happen.

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