It should come as no surprise I’m a huge believer in software tools that help writers. One of my favorites is ProWritingAid.
Now I’m addicted to it and don’t post a blog or send an email without using ProWritingAid. I also use ProWritingAid for my novels.
I like the premium version for one reason. The ProWritingAid Chrome extension works within Fictionary and that’s where I write and edit my novels.
What Is ProWritingAid?
In case this is your first introduction, ProWritingAid is an online grammar guru and style editor.
The team at ProWritingAid has done a great job integrating with other tools. Clearly, they are team players. Besides working online, you can also use ProWritingAid on your desktop, as a browser extension, as a WordPress plugin, in Google docs AND in Fictionary. So yes, we’re pretty excited about that – both as authors and as Fictionary.
Once you’ve written your story and performed a story edit, you’ll know your story is strong. Now, you can do your story editing, and grammar and style work all in one place. Your story will be strong AND your words will be polished.
Where To Begin?
After you’ve bought the premium version of ProWritingAid, add the extension to your Chrome browser. That’s all it takes for ProWritingAid to work in Fictionary.
Open your manuscript in Fictionary and ProWritingAid will be there.
Click on the ProWritingAid logo, and your scene will open in ProWritingAid. Any updates you make there will be updated in Fictionary. No need to copy and paste.
Now the fun begins. I clicked on the Style icon, and from within in Fictionary, ProWritingAid shows me I’m telling and not showing. I don’t have to leave Fictionary to discover this. How’s that for awesome?
I can edit the text, and move on.
Another Super Cool Feature
Click on the ProWritingAid Setting button, and you can set the style of writing. And since we’re using Fictionary, we are writing fiction, so I chose Creative.
Next, I clicked the grammar icon. ProWritingAid showed me I missed using a comma. I once spent two months just studying how to use a comma, so you’d think I’d know this. Lucky for me, ProWritingAid was there to point out my error. ProwritingAid also shows the rule that goes along with this error.
Since I’m editing in Fictionary, I make my change and move on to see what else ProWritingAid has in store for me.
Next, I had a look at overused words. Clicking the Overused icon showed me the following. I used the word “could” 7 times in one scene. That can’t be good. So now I can go back over the scene and see what I need to rewrite. ProWritingAid has underlined the word, so I can find it quickly.
And So Much More…
You get the full power of ProWritingAid right in Fictionary.
Together Fictionary and ProWritingAid
empower writers to tell their best stories!
Story editing is complex and time consuming. Fictionary makes it easier and faster to complete your story edit.
Fictionary analyzes your manuscript and automatically creates 13 powerful reports, including the Story Arc, to help you visualize your story like never before.
Evaluate your writing against 38 key story elements. Keep track of your characters, tighten your plot, and create engaging settings.
Improve your story with a structured scene-by-scene approach to editing that makes every scene count.
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