20 editing tips from professional writes

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Whether you are writing a novel, essay, article or email, good writing is an essential part of communicating your ideas.

This e-book contains the 20 most important writing tips and techniques from a wide range of professional writers. Some focus on the minutia of specific word selection; others focus on the more complex ideas like finding the right metaphor, policing your work for Purple Prose, or figuring out when it’s time to send it off to potential publishers.

Everything You Need to Know About Using ProWritingAid

Everything You Need to Know About Using ProWritingAid

ProWritingAid is the essential editing tool for all writers. In this comprehensive guide, discover everything you need to know about using our software to improve your documents. We cover how to customize your settings to receive relevant suggestions, how to use each of our 20+ in-depth reports, how to install our many integrations, and how you can get the most out of your ProWritingAid subscription.

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The novel-writing training plan

So you are ready to write your novel. Excellent.

Are you prepared? The last thing you want when you sit down to write your first draft is to lose momentum. Have you figured out the key traits of your characters so that you know how they will act (and react) in each scene? Have you thought through the climax of your narrative so that you can lay all the groundwork to get there? Have you researched the setting of your story so you can make it feel authentic?

Use this guide before you start writing to work out your narrative arc, plan out your key plot points, flesh out your characters, and begin to build your world. Then, when you begin your writing journey, you will have a map to follow along the way.

Creating Legends

Characters are the heart of your story.

This book is for all the writers out there who want to create compelling, engaging, relatable characters that readers will adore… or despise. Learn how to invent characters based on actions, motives, and their past. Discover how archetypes—not stereotypes—should help inform your character’s deeper motives and desires. Understand how to create an emotional connection to your protagonist (and antagonist) for your reader that extends beyond real life.

Download it now and let’s get started!

3 steps to success

Now is a wonderful time to be a copywriter.

With the advent of the internet, the copywriting industry is exploding. Content is now seen as critical for all online businesses.

Turn Yourself into a Prosperous Copywriter breaks down the three essential steps you must take if you think copywriting is the career for you:

  • Develop Your Skills
  • Create Content that Resonates
  • Build Your Profile (and Pay Your Bills)

Each section is divided into topic-focused chapters, and at the end of each chapter we've included a list of recommended references for those who want to investigate the topic further.

How to Go from First Draft to Published Author

Should I go with traditionalindie, or hybrid publishing?

How do I write a pitch? What kind of royalties should I expect? What the heck are beta readers and why do I need them? Publishing is an ever-changing business. As a result, these and many other questions are at the forefront of the modern-day writer's brain. You've probably asked them yourself!

This guide will take you through the entire process, from refining your manuscript to choosing a publishing track to releasing your book into the world.

Publishing is changing. Get the knowledge you need!

How to Build Your Author Platform on a Shoestring

You’ve finished your book? Awesome. Now it’s time to tell people about it.

Readers don’t just materialize out of thin air. Just as it took you weeks and months (if not years) of effort to write your book, it can take weeks and months of effort to find the people who want to read it.

Building your author platform and finding your ideal audience doesn’t have to be challenging or expensive! In fact, with a few simple tricks, a bit of elbow grease, and some dedication to your social media feeds, you can generate tons of interest for your book.

Learn everything you need to know to find and engage your audience.

Business Writing Hacks for Flawless Communication

Make the right impression with your communications.

Writing is an essential element of nearly every profession today. Whether you are drafting a proposal for a major prospect or collaborating by email, strong communications help colleagues and clients understand your ideas. Errors and awkward writing can make you lose credibility.

This guide will help you learn the techniques that professional writers use to write clearly and persuasively.

Teacher's Manual

Help your students become smarter writers.

As an educator, your job is to help your students develop the skills they need to communicate effectively. Strong writing skills give kids a huge advantage no matter what area of study they choose. Unfortunately, as a teacher, it’s nearly impossible to provide constant, personalized feedback to each student. You simply don’t have the time in the day to do so.

That’s where technology can help. Editing technology like ProWritingAid provides immediate, personalized feedback that will help students to better understand grammar and writing techniques.

In this guide, we walk you through exactly how to use ProWritingAid in your classroom and give you tools and templates for creating a rigorous, effective independent writing practice with your students.

Navigating Your Journey

Navigating Your Editing Journey

There are three essential phases in an author's editing journey: story editing, copyediting and professional editing.

In this practical guide, learn how and why every author must perform an intensive story edit themselves to ensure that their story is as powerful, coherent and evocative as possible. Discover some of the most effective copyediting techniques to help tighten and strengthen your manuscript.

Find out the secret to building a strong and productive relationship with your editor.

World-Building 101

Build a world your readers will never forget

World-building can make or break your novel, especially if you're a science fiction or fantasy author. If you do world-building right, your readers will feel as though your world lives and breathes. If you do world-building wrong, your readers will check out of your story and never connect with your setting or characters.

In this eBook, we break down everything you need to know about world-building. We cover everything from the basic rules of world-building to how to use software to assist you in the process. Dive in now!

The Secrets of Writing Romance

The Secrets of Writing Romance

What makes a good love story? Is it a dashing love interest? A realistic heroine? A twisting and turning plot? Or just the idea that love can conquer all obstacles?

In reality, a good romance novel needs all of those ingredients and more. Crafting a novel that readers will adore takes patience and diligence. But it's not impossible! That's why we've put together this eBook. In it, you'll find tips on everything from deciding on the perfect setting for your love story to how to proof your final manuscript. We'll even help you decide between traditional and self-publishing.

We're a bit obsessed with  English grammar here at ProWritingAid

We love helping people understand the intricacies of the English language. So, we are building the most comprehensive grammar guide on the internet.

Improve your grammar