How to Write a SWOT Analysis | Proofed’s Writing Tips
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How to Write a SWOT Analysis | Proofed’s Writing Tips

​​A strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis is a tool used for strategic planning. This technique helps you to consider your business from multiple angles—internal and external, positive and negative—to understand the factors involved in business decision-making. It allows you to thoroughly examine what you’re doing well and where you can improve to be Read more

Terraforming: Worldbuilding for Sci-fi Authors
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Terraforming: Worldbuilding for Sci-fi Authors

by Joseph Lallo, @jrlallo There are few more liberating genres than science fiction. Unfettered by petty limitations like technology or the laws of physics, a sci-fi setting can be crafted to suit the whims of the storyteller and the needs of the story. But anyone who has consumed more than a few pieces of sci-fi Read more

5 of Our Favorite Horror Novels | Proofed’s Writing Tips
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5 of Our Favorite Horror Novels | Proofed’s Writing Tips

From the medieval werewolf Bisclavret to the sinister forces in Stephen King’s The Shining, tales of strange happenings and horrifying creatures have long been a staple of storytelling. Today, horror fiction is a broad genre covering everything from dark fantasy to psychological thrillers, but its core purpose remains the same: to give you a good Read more

In Medias Res—A Very Good Place to Start Your Novel
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In Medias Res—A Very Good Place to Start Your Novel

by Karen Debonis Over twenty years ago, when I decided to write a memoir, I knew next to nothing about creative writing. But I had a story to tell—the tale of my eleven-year-old son’s diagnosis with a brain tumor. After enough friends told me, “You should write a book,” I decided to dive in. I’d Read more

How to Develop a Conceptual Framework | Proofed’s Writing Tips
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How to Develop a Conceptual Framework | Proofed’s Writing Tips

What is a conceptual framework? And why is it important? A conceptual framework illustrates the relationship between the variables of a research question. It’s an outline of what you’d expect to find in a research project. Conceptual frameworks should be constructed before data collection and are vital because they map out the actions needed in Read more

5 Tips to Boost Your Career in 2022 | Proofed’s Writing Tips
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5 Tips to Boost Your Career in 2022 | Proofed’s Writing Tips

The ever-changing professional landscape of 2021, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has highlighted the need for professionals to take control of their careers and learn to communicate, collaborate, and adapt. Professionals may wonder how to develop and grow their skills so that their careers don’t go stagnant in the increasingly demanding climate. Fortunately, we have Read more

Is “a Series” Singular or Plural? | Proofed’s Writing Tips
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Is “a Series” Singular or Plural? | Proofed’s Writing Tips

Series is an example of a collective noun. Even though a series is singular, it refers to more than one of something. Confused? There’s no need to be. Read on to learn how to use series correctly in your writing. Series: A Number of Things Occurring in Sequence We use the word series to describe Read more

12 Creative Writing Prompts to Inspire Your Next Novel | Proofed’s Writing Tips
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12 Creative Writing Prompts to Inspire Your Next Novel | Proofed’s Writing Tips

Writing a novel is rewarding, but it requires a lot of time, effort, and commitment. There are many steps to this process that don’t involve writing, including research, preparation, and planning. Whether you’re not sure where to start or you’re staring at a blank page with writer’s block, we’re here to help! Read on for Read more

5 Social Media Trends 2022: Build your Author Platform
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5 Social Media Trends 2022: Build your Author Platform

by Kris Maze Love it or hate it, social media is an important tool for authors.  Whether you are traditionally published or an indie, all authors have an increasing responsibility to promote their own work.  Thoughtful planning can help writers connect with readers in new and meaningful ways. Take a look at trends for 2022 Read more