How to Write a Logline: The Complete Guide

How to Write a Logline: The Complete Guide

The logline is not your story; but it is the narrative essence of your story that conveys the high concept, the tone, and core emotion of your premise, and does all this in one short sentence (or two).

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How to Overcome Writer's Block and Embrace Working from Home

How to Overcome Writer's Block and Embrace Working from Home

Writing is an art. It’s creative, thoughtful, and challenging. Never is that last part truer than when you’re stuck writing from home during a pandemic. If you’re struggling with writer’s block while working from home, here are a few suggestions for quick and easy ways to grease the wheels and get that creativity flowing again.

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5 Strategies for Dealing with Distractions

5 Strategies for Dealing with Distractions

Distractions have claimed hours from every writer. If you want to be prolific, you have to find a way past them. Here are some apps and strategies to supercharge your productivity.

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How Do Writers Come Up with Original Ideas?

How Do Writers Come Up with Original Ideas?

Creativity seems elusive, especially when you look at the brilliant ideas that successful writers have come up with. Where do those ideas come from? Here are the ways that prolific and creative writers are able to come up with great ideas – and develop them into pure genius.

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How to Use the ProWritingAid Google Docs Add-on

How to Use the ProWritingAid Google Docs Add-on

Have you tried out our Google Docs add-in yet? We've put together a step-by-step guide to help get you started.

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How to Read Like a Writer

How to Read Like a Writer

Great writers also tend to be great readers. Reading intentionally, rewriting what you read, and analyzing structure are just a few ways you can use your reading to support your writing. In this article, we look at some reading exercises you can use to develop your own writing style.

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Webinar Replay: Preparing For NaNoWriMo: A Q&A With the Executive Director, Grant Faulkner

Webinar Replay: Preparing For NaNoWriMo: A Q&A With the Executive Director, Grant Faulkner

We know that many of you in our ProWritingAid community will be taking part in NaNoWriMo this year. That's why we hoested a Q&A with the Executive Director of the challenge, Grant Faulkner. Find out how to get as much out of NaNoWriMo as possible in the replay of this exclusive Q&A.

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5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before You Write Your Novel

5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before You Write Your Novel

In this article, Book Coach Jennie Nash, CEO of Author Accelerator, outlines five questions you should ask yourself before you start writing your novel. Find out how to avoid making mistakes that could cost you readers by focussing on your point and your purpose.

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How to Write Flash Fiction

How to Write Flash Fiction

You know those bite-size candy bars you get for Halloween? Flash fiction is similar; tiny, but still tasty. In this article, we’re going to explore flash fiction and what makes it so fun. Here's what it is, why it's awesome, and how to write it.

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How to Use ProWritingAid's Thesaurus Check to Sharpen Your Writing

How to Use ProWritingAid's Thesaurus Check to Sharpen Your Writing

Most writers have been stuck for a word at some point. When you’re writing your first draft, a great piece of advice is to keep writing and think about the perfect word later. When "later" comes, it’s helpful to have a thesaurus on hand. With ProWritingAid, you can put the heavy, leather-bound volumes back on the shelf and find relevant synonyms right in our editor.

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Make Your Voice Heard in Unprecedented Times On September 26

Make Your Voice Heard in Unprecedented Times On September 26

One of our favorite things about the ProWritingAid community is just that—community. We love our little corner of the writing world, and that’s why we always want to share as much writing content with you as possible. Today, though, we’re focussing on something a little different but so incredibly important. Here’s our chance for our community to give a little back—while still getting some amazing writing advice along the way!

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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 Writers Use Meditation to Be More Creative and Productive

How Writers Use Meditation to Be More Creative and Productive

Increasing your creativity and productivity can help your writing career. But how do you do it effectively? With this one simple, free practice.

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Why Journalling Became So Popular

Why Journalling Became So Popular

We’re the subject of our own lives. Instead of just getting by day to day, journaling allows us to explore our experiences and ourselves. Writing about what we know gives us the opportunity to grow as a person and as a writer. Here are some ideas to get you started.

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Are You a Plotter or a Pantser? Here’s Why You Should Be a Little of Both!

Are You a Plotter or a Pantser? Here’s Why You Should Be a Little of Both!

How often have you heard writers asking one another if they’re a “Plotter or Pantser?” Here's why we should stop the debate – and just be both!

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