ProWritingAid Online Writing Courses

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

December Topic: Characterization Q&A

Do you feel like something about your manuscript isn’t working, but you’re not sure what? Our favorite book doctor, Sally O-J, can help.

In these monthly sessions, you’ll learn how to actually use popular writing advice and techniques in your writing. And every other month, we’ll be hosting an hour-long Q&A on common problem areas so you can get help with your story.

December 14: Characterization Q&A
Are your characters falling flat? Bring your characterization questions to this live Q&A with book doctor, Sally O-J.

PLEASE NOTE: We record all webinars. Even if you can't attend at this time/date, it's still worth registering to get the recording.

December 14, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

ProWritingAid 101 for Business

Do you use ProWritingAid at work? Then join us for ProWritingAid 101 for Business. Our Head of Client Solutions, Tom Wilde, and our B2B Digital Marketing Manager, Micah McGuire, will walk you through our Chrome extension and our most useful reports for business writers. We’ll finish with a live Q&A to answer all your questions about our editing suite.

December 15, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

December Topic: Editor Speed Dating: 10 Questions to Ask a Potential Editor for Your Book

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:

An editor who is great for one writer may not be good for another. In this session, professional editor JoEllen Nordström walks you through 10 questions that can help you decide if an editor is right 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 16, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

December Topic: Short Stories

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

NOTE: We record all sessions, so even if you can't make a certain date/time, it's still worth registering so you receive the replay!

December 27, 2021 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK

The Debut Dagger Awards 2022: Longlist Announcement

Each year, the Crime Writers’ Association hosts their crime writing awards, The Daggers. The awards aim to support, promote, and celebrate crime writers of all kinds—both fiction and non-fiction—and of all ages, abilities, and career stages.

Join us for the announcement of the longlisted entries with bestselling author and head judge of the Debut Dagger, Leigh Russell.

April 20, 2022 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM UK