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

How Writers Use ProWritingAid: ProWritingAid's Featured Writers Series, April 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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8 Essential Steps to Prepare Your Writing for Your Beta Readers

8 Essential Steps to Prepare Your Writing for Your Beta Readers

If you're considering using a beta reader, what should you do before you send your work to them? These tips will save you time, get you the feedback you need, and make the best use of your beta reader.

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Take Control of Your Editing: Listen to Chris Banks on the Creative Penn Podcast

Take Control of Your Editing: Listen to Chris Banks on the Creative Penn Podcast

ProWritingAid's CEO Chris Banks joins Joanna Penn on her podcast The Creative Penn to talk all things ProWritingAid. Listen now to find out the most common writing tics, how ProWritingAid helps you address them, and how AI could open up a whole new future for writers.

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How to Navigate the Four Stages of Book Editing: A Professional Editor's Guide

How to Navigate the Four Stages of Book Editing: A Professional Editor's Guide

Editing has four stages. Whether you're a newbie still getting into your writing journey or a seasoned author with an established writing career, you must be familiar with these stages and ready to apply them in your editing process. In this article, professional editor JoEllen Nordström explains every stage, including when you can self-edit and when it's best to leave it to the pros.

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5 Ways Dyslexic Writers Use ProWritingAid to Improve Their Work

5 Ways Dyslexic Writers Use ProWritingAid to Improve Their Work

In this guide, we cover five ways that writing technology can be useful for dyslexic writers. From video guides to document outline ideas, ProWritingAid can help you build your writing toolkit.

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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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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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