Has anyone tried ProWritingAid editing software? What were your thoughts, if so?

Editing a mystery manuscript this month, and searching for some bright young things/dark academia vibes in shows and movies to watch as I do. For others interested, here’s what I’ve watched so far:

- Riot Club
- Bright Young Things
- Crooked House
- Life in Squares
- Rope
- The Halcyon
- Christopher and His Kind
- Picnic at Hanging Rock
- Kill Your Darlings
- Maurice

Any other recommendations? ✨

I have questions for my watchlist algorithm: “since you just watched a film about rural drug-runners, you might enjoy frosty the snowman” 🧐

Anyone entered a writing contest through Reedsy before? They do a new one each week with paid prizes - looks intriguing!


Also, the main site reedsy.com has lots of resources on writing, editing, and opportunities.

Applying to ENTRY LEVEL jobs on indeed, and they give you a fucking SAT-style assessment. Automating the hiring process to this degree is utter bullshit, and one more cop-out for employers not to take time for, train, or humanize their prospective employees. They don't have time to read a two-page resume / cover letter, or have a ten-minute phone interview? Likely story!

Stop assessing PEOPLE via multiple-choice. Stop assessing WRITERS by grammar alone.

Thoughts on work:

We want to do something that’s contributing to society....

...but is society contributing to *us*?

Hiya! I'm Jack, and (quelle surprise) I write things. 😉 I used to be an every-idea-is-novel-length person, but recently have discovered the joys of novellas, short stories, and flash fiction.

I'm a big believer in moving away from traditional work in order to spend more of life doing what we love; namely, writing. As I find contests, resources, and opportunities for story submissions that pay or have prizes, I'll share them here, along with my assorted scribbles.

Passing along a new find: Raconteur, a not-for-profit lit magazine with monthly writing contests. It is also currently open to submissions of longer fiction/nonfiction/poetry/art. I just entered the 50-word thriller contest...submissions close on Sunday!


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