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How to Write an Effective Logline for Query Letters

Hook readers, agents, or editors—every time—with a logline that nails the essence of your story.

Loglines are an essential tool for pitching agents, editors, or film producers. This session will cover what a logline is, why you need one, and where it fits in the normal flow of overall story development. You will walk away with a bulletproof template for building a powerful logline for any story regardless of genre, and a methodology for logline development that will serve you on any future story you create. Join our August 6 session for all you need to know.

August 6, 2020 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

ProWritingAid 101

Founder and CEO of ProWritingAid, Chris Banks, will walk you through the ProWritingAid web editor to help you get up and running. See how key features like the Summary Report, Real-Time Checking, and Word Explorer can help you improve your craft. The session will finish with a live Q&A.

Chris Banks is an expert on creativity and language technologies. He started ProWritingAid to help with his own writing, but he soon saw how useful it was for everyone else. Now, he wants to help more people put their ideas into words and those words into the hands (and hearts) of readers.

August 4, 2020 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

Live Q&A with Bestselling Author, Jerry Jenkins

On July 30, the ProWritingAid community is invited to join 21-time New York Times bestselling author Jerry Jenkins for a live Q&A. Jerry is the author of nearly 200 books with sales of more than 71 million copies, including the bestselling Left Behind series.

Jerry will be answering your questions and sharing the writing secrets he's learned over his 40+ year career.

July 30, 2020 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

The ProWritingAid Monthly Write-In

Each month, we gather for the ProWritingAid Write-In. Join us as we work through short prompts and share together for feedback.
In our July 28 session, we'll be diving deep into world-building. Sign up to learn how to create a compelling world for your readers.

July 28, 2020 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

How to Self-Publish on IngramSpark: Walk-Through and Q&A with IngramSpark Director, Robin Cutler

Self-publishing can be a daunting prospect when you are starting out. IngramSpark is one of the top self-publishing platforms out there, so we've invited Robin Cutler, the Director of IngramSpark, to show us how it all works and answer your questions.

July 23, 2020 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

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Ask a Writing Prof: How to Boost your Business, Studies, or Career in a Practical Way with Exceptional Writing

On the third Tuesday of every month, the ProWritingAid community is invited to join Andrew (A.J.) Ogilvie, PhD, Professor of Business Communication for an in-depth training and Q&A.

Join our July 21 session to learn how to write an engaging cold business email.

July 21, 2020 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

Thinking of Publishing? How to Take the First Step

You've been writing for a while. Your friends and family love what you're doing. Is it time to pursue publication?

Publishing your work can be very gratifying. You reach a wider audience and sometimes you even get paid. But, how do you know if your work is ready? More, how do you prepare it for publication so that it gets the attention of busy editors?

In this webinar, book coach and writer, Joelle Hann, of Brooklyn Book Doctor, talks about when to cross over from writing for pleasure to writing for publication, how to prepare your work, and what practices are essential for publishing writers.

July 20, 2020 2:30 PM EST / 7:30 PM UK

How (and Why) to Create a Content Workflow: Learn to Deliver More Quality Content Seamlessly

In this July 15 webinar, Rob Mills of Gather Content will share the reasons why workflow is important and the pitfalls of not having a suitable process in place. He'll share some ways to visualise your workflow to help align those involved in your process and also provide some practical steps to help you create your own workflow, whether you're an individual writer or part of a content team.

July 15, 2020 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

Writing for Customers

Join Gary Woodward on June 25 to find out how clarity and empathy can help you engage with your customers. He'll take you through lots of practical tips that you can apply to your own writing immediately. And hopefully we’ll have some laughs along the way!

Gary will be giving away a free copy of his eBook "Write for Results: 33 Tips for Getting Your Message Across" to all webinar attendees.

June 25, 2020 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

The ProWritingAid Monthly Write-In

Each month, we gather for the ProWritingAid Write-In. Join us as we work through short prompts and share together for feedback.

Our June 23 session looks at the much-used adage "Show, Don't Tell".

June 23, 2020 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK