As writers, we can easily spend hundreds, even thousands, of dollars on tools, programs and more that we hope will help us in our craft. Heaven knows, I have spent countless dollars myself. I really wish I had a list like the one I’m about to share below, which is not only carefully curated but all are discounted for Black Friday, including my own course, Grow Your Author Platform.
I do want to note that I’m an affiliate for some of these products and programs, but I don’t promote anything that I don’t think is a good fit for my readers, and some of these tools I use myself!
If you missed out on getting a discounted ProWritingAid license during the 2019 Women in Publishing Summit, you’re in luck because ProWritingAid is first on our list! ProWritingAid created their software based on the same ideas you would learn in a university writing course. The software addresses readability issues such as passive and hidden verbs, over-reliance on adverbs, repeated sentence starts, emotional tells and much more. These suggestions are the same as a professional copyeditor would give you (in fact many of them use ProWritingAid). By tightening your text upfront, your editor will be able to focus on the more important aspects of your work, such as tone of voice, narrative and character development. You’ll get a more polished piece of writing as a reward.
Character development is a must for fiction writers, but nailing the emotional profile of characters, and evoking a emotional response from readers is a skill that is not easily mastered. By examining more than 40 passages from best-selling novels, with over six hours of instruction, you will learn techniques in this video course, Emotional Mastery for Fiction Writers, from Live Write Thrive to masterfully reveal character emotion and spark emotional response in readers. Enrollment in this online course includes lifetime access and a 30-day money-back guarantee.
On Black Friday, you’ll get 50% off lifetime access to Emotional Mastery for Fiction Writers
If you’re doing NaNoWriMo, no doubt you are already familiar with IngramSpark’s annual discount for NaNoWriMo’ers! But guess what, even if you’re not doing NaNoWriMo, you can get free set up on a print book or ebook, until March 31, 2020, using code NANO2020.
On Black Friday, you’ll get free title set up on print, ebook or both!
To sell books, you need people to sell to, and that means growing your platform. There’s a significant amount of strategy involved in growing your author platform, the chief one being “Early and Often.” That’s right– you need to start marketing your book BEFORE you finish it. I cover this principle and book marketing strategies in my course, Grow Your Author Platform. This course provides the tools you need to set yourself up for success with launching and selling your book through a strategy to focus on growing your platform as an author.
On Black Friday, you’ll get 50% off the course and the bundle.
You CAN make a living as a freelance writer but your pitch will make or break that ability. In Pitching 101 for Freelance Writers, you’ll learn how to break free of low pay, with top freelance writing business coach Carol Tice’s proven methods for finding, contacting, and getting hired by better clients! Pitching 101 is 50% off through Cyber Monday, and includes her tips on how to quickly find lists of good prospects, locate a contact email, and write a winning pitch. Includes pitch templates!
On Black Friday, you’ll get 50% off the 3-module self-study e-course
Good grammar doesn’t make good writing, but good writing demands good grammar. Elevate your writing and editing skills. More than 43K students have learned from course creator/instructor Ellen Feld. In this online classroom, when you ask grammar questions, you get grammar answers!
On Black Friday, You’ll Get 40% Off The Grammar Refresher Course
Looking for an alternative to Canva for creating book covers? Check out Book Brush! This company is new to us but we are impressed so far by what we’ve seen! Book Brush is a platform that provides an easy way for authors to create professional looking ads and images for social media featuring their book covers. Use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY2019 for Free Premium Add-ons for Life along with a 10% Lifetime discount on the Plus Plan to create unlimited images.
On Black Friday, you’ll get free premium add-ons, plus a 10% discount on the Plus Plan
The Novel Factory Online is the ultimate online novel writing software for writers. It includes tons of useful novel writing tools, including: How to write a novel step-by-step guide, Novel writing templates, Character profile development questions, Character bio templates and so much more. The Novel Factory software can help you achieve your dream of writing a novel – it teaches you the craft of writing, while you complete your manuscript. Use code BLACKFRIDAY to claim this deal!
On Black Friday, You’ll Get 50% Off Any Annual License
Novlr is built by writers for writers, and is constantly in development – adding the features and changes that our writers tell us they need. It is the choice of writing tool for over 50,000 authors, chosen for its sharp, intuitive writing interface, its ease of use and because they can access it from any device, wherever they are in the world. Novlr has a distraction-free writing interface with a focus mode to remove all but the words; and day, evening and night modes to make sure it’s easy on the eyes, no matter when you write. Novlr has a free in-app writing course included for those looking to learn something new, freshen up, or get ideas. And has powerful editing tools – powered by Pro-Writing Aid – for those already at the editing stage. Whatever stage you are in planning, writing or editing your novel – Novlr will help you do it better.
On Black Friday, you’ll get 40% off a one year license when you use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY
There’s a reason why so many successful writers use MasterWriter. It is simply the most powerful suite of writing tools ever assembled in one program. Why struggle to find the right word or phrase, when you can have all the possibilities in an instant? MasterWriter gives you Word Families, Phrases, Synonyms, Pop Culture, Rhymes, Definitions, a searchable Bible and Figures of Speech (Metaphors, Similes, Onomatopoeia, Idioms, Oxymorons, Allusions, Alliterations and Intensifiers, a one-of-a-kind source of intense descriptive words).
On Black Friday, you’ll get 50% off a 1 or 2 year license.
2020 will be the year that you publish your book! Take advantage of these steeply discounted tools and services to set yourself up for success.