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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.

ProWritingAid 101 happens on the first Tuesday of every month.

December 1, 2020 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

December Topic: Creating Emotional Depth and Texture

On the second Tuesday of every month, the ProWritingAid community is invited to bring all their questions to our favorite Book Doctor, Sally O-J.

What is a Book Doctor? A book doctor works alongside the author, looking at everything from plot and characterization to writing technique, dialogue, and texture. If you're wondering how to turn your manuscript from a labor of love into a bestseller, a book doctor's diagnosis might be what you're missing.

Each webinar will be based around a topic and Sally will provide practical advice and training before opening up for questions from attendees.

December topic: How to create emotional depth and texture, including how to use dialogue to enrich your writing.

December 8, 2020 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

Fictionary Walkthrough with CEO, Kristina Stanley

Editing a manuscript is a big undertaking, both intellectually and emotionally. Being thorough can be difficult and time-consuming, but the creative story editing process always pays off.

Fictionary makes editing easier by applying universal storytelling structures to every scene. In this session, Kristina Stanley, CEO and Founder of Fictionary, will walk us through her groundbreaking new story editing software. Bring your questions and see if Fictionary is for you.

NOTE: We record all webinars and send out a replay the following day. So, even if you are not able to make this date/time, it's still worth registering to get the recording.

December 10, 2020 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

December Topic: How to Write a Guest Blogger Pitch That Actually Works

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.

Next session:
December 15: How to Write a Guest Blogger Pitch That Actually Works

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

December Topic: How to Self-Edit Your Novel to Improve Readability

Learn how to edit your book! On the third Thursday of every month, you’re invited to join Story Coach JoEllen Nordström for Self-Editing School.

In this session:

Edit your book by evaluating the 38 Story Elements necessary to a successful story. Discover how to engage your readers by correcting each of these areas and strengthening your manuscript. You will learn how to apply self-editing to your daily writing and master your craft as an author.

NOTE: We record all webinars and send out a replay the following day. So, even if you are not able to make this date/time, it's still worth registering to get the recording.

December 17, 2020 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

December Topic: How to Create Realistic Emotions

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

In our December 29 session, you'll learn how to create realistic emotions for your characters.

December 29, 2020 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

January Topic: Outlining Your Novel

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

In our January 26 session, you'll learn tips and tricks for outlining your novel.

December 29, 2020 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

February Topic: Writing Engaging Dialogue

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

In our February 23 session, you'll learn how to write dialogue that keeps your readers in the conversation.

December 29, 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.

ProWritingAid 101 happens on the first Tuesday of every month.

January 5, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

How to Revise Your Book Once, the Right Way

You can save yourself months of frustration by approaching revision with the proper mindset and priorities. Author Mary Adkins learned this the hard way: she rewrote her first novel, "When You Read This", 13 times. But when she turned in her third novel, "Palm Beach", to her editor at HarperCollins several months ago, she had only revised it once. What's the difference? It's all in the system Mary will teach you in this webinar.

NOTE: We record all webinars and send out a replay the following day. So, even if you are not able to make this date/time, it's still worth registering to get the recording.

January 7, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

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