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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Necessity is the Mother of Invention: The Importance of Creative Constraints

Necessity is the Mother of Invention: The Importance of Creative Constraints

From stand-up comedy to being stranded on a desert island, creativity has always been boosted by a little constraint. Create artificial rules in your work and watch your brain work harder—and produce better content as a result.

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Why Your First Idea Is Never Your Best: Developing Amazing Writing Ideas

Why Your First Idea Is Never Your Best: Developing Amazing Writing Ideas

Sticking with your first writing idea can cause problems later. Find out effective ways to generate and develop better ideas to transform your writing.

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Get Agile with Your Writing: Unblock Your Writing Process with Creative Agile

Get Agile with Your Writing: Unblock Your Writing Process with Creative Agile

Writing is hard. Editing is difficult. But planning for either shouldn’t be. Learn how to break through blocks, speed up your writing and never ask "Where should I start?" again through the Creative Agile framework.

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Why You Need to Make Your Office Mobile

Why You Need to Make Your Office Mobile

Remote work can be great for your productivity, but it's important to get out of the home office and among the living. Here are some ways – even for introverts.

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5 Steps to Getting Started on Your Essay

5 Steps to Getting Started on Your Essay

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.” Check out this 5 step prep process that you can apply to any essay you write.

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Combine Goals with Systems for Maximum Productivity

Combine Goals with Systems for Maximum Productivity

The secret to productivity isn't your goals – it's your systems. Here's how to figure out what systems to develop, and how to set goals that take care of themselves.

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Play Around: Lose the Pressure and Have Fun as a Writer

Play Around: Lose the Pressure and Have Fun as a Writer

Remember sitting down with a notebook as a kid and just making up stories? What happened to that? You can capture that fun once again, and rediscover the fire inside you that made you a writer in the first place.

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How to Start Your Daily Writing Habit Today

How to Start Your Daily Writing Habit Today

Building a daily writing habit is really useful for a lot of writers, but it doesn't have to be complicated. Make it easy on yourself with this guide.

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