ProWritingAid 5 Drafts Your Novel Needs

Automatic Text Analysis

ProWritingAid analyses your text with a variety of metrics and its own algorithms. These analyses are based upon a set of guidelines to write that are measured. Make use of adverbs sparingly, fewer transitions, less pronouns, glue words, etc. These rules will help you write better writing when you are interested in the writing. ProWritingAid makes it systematically evident.

Realtime lets you quickly work through documents.

Once those errors are gone, you can move on to the individual reports to edit in depth. They will let you examine your word choices and sentence structures as well as repeated words. You can also run a Summary Report to determine where you need to focus to make the most improvement in the shortest amount of time:

How to Use it

ProWritingAid offers a variety of formats. Their Web Editor is a tool to edit documents within your browser. You can also use their browser extensions to fix grammar problems on websites like Twitter or WordPress. Word addins allow users to edit directly Word documents on Windows as well as Mac.

Today we will focus on their Desktop App that is fantastic to work with your Ulysses files. registration is required to utilize this tool. There are a variety of methods to work with Ulysses documents as well as ProWritingAid. Ulysses writers can either utilize the online, free Web Editor, or download the desktop software. It is necessary to purchase a premium license to edit more than 500 words per session or make use of the desktop application.

The desktop app can read and write 8 different file types, Markdown among them. It is possible to export Ulysses text to Markdown File. Then, you can edit it using ProWritingAid and then add it to your Ulysses library for further processing. It’s fast and easy but it has one disadvantage that you cannot save the sheet and images like writing goals. After some play using the app, it worked well for my workflow.

Start ProWritingAid and create a new Markdown file.

Go to your Ulysses sheet, select the text you want to copy, then use the “Copy as Markdown” command in the Edit menu.

Paste into ProWritingAid.

Now go one by one through the reports, and then edit them in ProWritingAid.

Select and copy the edited text once you’re done.

Paste the text of the original text onto the Ulysses sheet.

The Reports

ProWritingAid reports underline any issues that you might have. The explanations and/or recommendations be displayed when you move your cursor over the underlined portion of your text. Click on the suggestion, e.g. To use it, you can click on a suggestion (e.g.

The reports come with a brief explanation, as well as an online link that takes you to extensive details about the report. ProWritingAid. I’ll go into more detail with some examples to give you an idea.

Writing Style The report can help you improve your writing skillsThe report is based on several rules that are good to follow when writing. The report highlights passive voice in your writingHowever, sentences written using active voice tend to be more engaging. Writing Style Check will also identify repeated sentences starts and suggests ways to improve the readability of your text.

The report looks at words that are so common in everyday life that they’re almost meaningless. It’s impossible to stay clear of them, however ProWritingAid can identify if you have been using them in excessive.

Verify Sentence Length

Texts that contain sentences of various lengths are more readable. This report visualizes the length of your sentences in a bar graph so you can see in a glance whether there’s room for improvement. You will be able to identify which sentences are particularly long, and you will be able to determine them.


ProWritingAid is available on the internet for no cost. This tool is not as user-friendly and it doesn’t offer the full range of reports availableBut, it could suffice to create a first impression. It is possible to utilize the desktop application and other add-ons with a premium membership. It’s $79 for a year, or $399 for a lifetime license. ProWritingAid comes with a 14-day money-back guarantee which allows you to take your time and decide whether it’s the right choice for you.

Final Thoughts

ProWritingAid does not replace editing by a human. It highlights certain elements of text and performs a thorough job. You will still have to edit your texts yourself, but ProWritingAid will help you improve the process and make it faster.