Zero to Hero: Getting Started with Scrivener

Zero to Hero: Getting Started with Scrivener

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.

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How to Win Instagram If You Are a Writer

How to Win Instagram If You Are a Writer

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.

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7 Tips for Finding a Job as a Freelance Blogger

7 Tips for Finding a Job as a Freelance Blogger

With 500 million blogs out there, there must be at least a few dozen that will become your clients. This article will show you how.

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5 Tips for Setting Writing Targets and Recovering from Unmet Goals

5 Tips for Setting Writing Targets and Recovering from Unmet Goals

Create attainable, sustainable writing goals and plan for recovery when you can't hit the target.

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Strategically Plan Your Novels for Next Year

Strategically Plan Your Novels for Next Year

Regardless of where you are on the spectrum of "becoming an author," you need a plan for your business. And, believe me, treating your writing like a business will help you make more of it than just a time-sucking hobby. Make this your year for publishing.

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10 Reasons to Stay Home & Write This Valentine’s Day

10 Reasons to Stay Home & Write This Valentine’s Day

Expectations are high. Chocolates and flowers. Jewelry and trinkets. Will this be the year? It’s Valentine’s Day. Or as Bridget Jones says: “Oh God. Valentine's Day tomorrow. Why? Why? Why is the entire world geared to make people not involved in romance feel stupid when everyone knows romance does not work anyway. Look at the royal family. Look at Mum and Dad.” ― Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones's Diary Here are a few reasons why you should stay home and write this Valentine’s Day.

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A Look at Writers Being Unproductive

A Look at Writers Being Unproductive

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.

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Where Has Your Day Gone? 7 Time Management Tools for Writers

Where Has Your Day Gone? 7 Time Management Tools for Writers

Freelance writing can be a bit of a roller coaster ride. There are times when the work and the deadlines are almost unmanageable. Then there are those slow times, when other work can be done – updating a website, writing more posts for a personal blog, revising social media profiles, bookkeeping, etc. Use these apps to make the most of your time.

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Ways to Improve Your Focus as a Writer

Ways to Improve Your Focus as a Writer

Distractions can be a problem for any writer. Fortunately, there are strategies and apps that can make it a little easier for you to focus. Here are a handful of ways to fight distractions and get the words on the page.

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5 Ways to Generate Great Essay Ideas

5 Ways to Generate Great Essay Ideas

Writing an essay is a challenging undertaking. You have to research, take notes, write an outline, and then turn that outline into a rough draft. Finally, you have to edit and refine your rough draft until it becomes a suitable final draft. Of course, before any of this can happen, you need to come up with a great topic. Here are 5 ways in which you can help yourself come up with a great essay idea.

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How to Beat the Blank Page

How to Beat the Blank Page

The blank page is the nemesis of every writer. How do you keep up your productivity and not let the blank page "win"? By writing ugly.

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ProWritingAid is Supporting the International Literacy Association for Black Friday this Year

ProWritingAid is Supporting the International Literacy Association for Black Friday this Year

Why did we decide to partner with the International Literacy Association this year? They are doing incredible work both nationally and globally to empower people to read, write, teach, and learn to their best potential. Just as ProWritingAid helps people achieve new heights, International Literacy Association (ILA) has elevated educators and students alike to a whole new level. Since 1956, the organization has served as a tireless advocate for literacy, inspiring industry leaders across the globe to better their communities by equipping them with a plethora of literacy and educational resources.

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Find Balance Between Your Blog and Your Private Life

Find Balance Between Your Blog and Your Private Life

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?

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Why You Should Write and Produce Audiobooks Professionally

Why You Should Write and Produce Audiobooks Professionally

Audiobooks are growing rapidly as more and more people switch to listening to them. In this article, Jennifer Xue discusses how to write and publish your first audiobook.

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4 Important Ways to Get Ready for NaNoWriMo

4 Important Ways to Get Ready for NaNoWriMo

***Are you ready for NaNoWriMo?*** It’s the question most asked this time of year, right before National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) that takes over the month of November every year. If this is your first time doing NaNoWriMo, don’t stress out too much about it. It’s a huge learning process where you’ll discover what’s most important for you to be able to produce content on a continual basis to move forward towards your end goal of 50,000 words in 30 days. The biggest lesson I’ve learned over the years is that it’s not so much about the end result. What you have at the end of 30 days will in no shape or form be a novel ready to print. Depending on your genre, novels can be 80,000 words and up. Just understand: you won’t be finished with it on November 30th.

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