5 Everyday PDF Tips for Writers

5 Everyday PDF Tips for Writers

Using PDF files can be beneficial in more ways than you can imagine. It’s been more than 20 years since the creation of this file format they’ve always had a special place in the world of writing and editing. If you have PDFs that you work with, or would like to start working with, you might want to check out these 5 tips:

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Why Every Confident but Struggling Writer Needs a Blog

Why Every Confident but Struggling Writer Needs a Blog

Considering how easy it is to start blogging, no aspiring writer should be without one. Below, I have listed the four key reasons why you need to set up your own blog asap, and then I have thrown in four important tips that will actually help you get started.

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Writing App Reviews…Ulysses

Writing App Reviews…Ulysses

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. Scrivener, ILYS and The Novel Factory will also be reviewed over the next couple months. 

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Before You Start Writing: 5-Step Prep to Make Essay Writing As Painless as Possible

Before You Start Writing: 5-Step Prep to Make Essay Writing As Painless as Possible

Many of you are probably familiar with the panic or dread that can accompany the act of having an essay topic dropped in front of you on your desk. Nothing’s been written, nothing’s even been thought of; all you have in front of you is a topic, a blank page, and the instructions to “write.” As a former high school English teacher, I’m convinced the anxiety of not knowing what to write is the reason why so many of my students wait until the last possible minute to write an essay. Under pressure, you have no choice but to get started. But by then, it’s too late to write the best essay you could. The solution is to start as soon as possible. Check out this 5 step prep process that you can apply to any essay you write.

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Are You a Couture Writer?  Or a Word Spewer?

Are You a Couture Writer? Or a Word Spewer?

Words are the raw fabric: weave, knit, or bonded leather. We cut and combine words into phrases, and the phrases are the pieces that you stitch to reach your goal of the narrative package.

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7 Powerful Tools to Break Through Writer's Block

7 Powerful Tools to Break Through Writer's Block

There are two common causes of writer’s block: no ideas, and too many ideas. When you have no idea of what to write about, your mind is literally a blank page. It is like a car with no gas; it can’t get started. On the other hand, when you have too many ideas, your mind locks like a flooded carburetor, and you have to clear it to get going.

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Ten Top Tools for Bloggers – Save Time, Stay Organized, and Create Content that Rocks

Ten Top Tools for Bloggers – Save Time, Stay Organized, and Create Content that Rocks

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3 Common Pitfalls that can Ruin Your Writing Momentum

3 Common Pitfalls that can Ruin Your Writing Momentum

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Planning Your Writing for 2016

Planning Your Writing for 2016

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The Debate: How Prolific Should You Be in 2016?

The Debate: How Prolific Should You Be in 2016?

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6 Best Editorial Tools for Writers & Editors

6 Best Editorial Tools for Writers & Editors

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How your personal blog can generate income through the ProWritingAid affiliate program

How your personal blog can generate income through the ProWritingAid affiliate program

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How to Finally Finish Your Novel

How to Finally Finish Your Novel

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Our Blunders, Your Gain. What the team at Our Write Side wish they had known about blogging before they began.

Our Blunders, Your Gain. What the team at Our Write Side wish they had known about blogging before they began.

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Why and How Writers Should Protect Themselves Online

Why and How Writers Should Protect Themselves Online

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