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Conquer the Dreaded Synopsis: Construct Your Ultimate Sales Tool – Aug. 21 Webinar With Agent Nephele Tempest

In this live 90-minute webinar — titled "Conquer the Dreaded Synopsis: Construct Your Ultimate Sales Tool" — literary agent Nephele Tempest will show you how to tackle the task head on, and to generate the right synopsis for your project—and your audience. Show More Summary

2015 Poet’s Market: What It Is and How to Buy It

When I started writing poetry more than 20 years ago, I didn’t have ambitions of publication or poetic greatness, but I did have a target audience: originally, a girl to impress. Later … Read more

Todd Davis: Poet Interview

Please welcome Todd Davis to the Poetic Asides blog. He’s authored and edited 13 books, including the poetry collection In the Kingdom of the Ditch. Davis teaches creative writing, American literature, and … Read more

New Literary Agent Alert: Soumeya Bendimerad of the Susan Golomb Literary Agency

Soumeya is seeking: She is actively seeking to represent literary fiction, upmarket/book club fiction, and select young-adult and middle grade. She is drawn to intelligent literary fiction with a fresh voice, coming of age stories, novels...Show More Summary

5 Mistakes Writers Make (and How to Avoid Them)

1. Thinking that your book will sell itself I have five books published with Simon & Schuster and let me tell you: they do not walk off the shelves. I made the … Read more

Your Story 61: Submit Now!

Prompt: Write the opening sentence, of 25 words or fewer, to a story based on the photo to the left. Read more

What if Dr. Seuss, J.K. Rowling and Mary Shelley Were Rejected by Agents?

As writers who receive piles of rejection letters, it only seems fair that, from time to time, we be given an opportunity to return the favor. There are many books I’d love to reject (here’s my #1 choice), if only for the satisfaction of releasing some pent up frustration and envy. Show More Summary

Shark Week Is for Readers, Too: 10+ Books to Read this Week

Each year for one week, The Discovery Channel takes over the airwaves with a seven-day onslaught of movies, documentaries, survivor tales and semi-factual mockumentaries about sharks. As fascinating as it all is, … Read more

Writing and Selling Middle Grade Fiction – AUG 14 Webinar With Jennifer Laughran

n this live 90-minute webinar — titled "Writing and Selling Middle Grade Fiction" — instructor and literary agent Jennifer Laughran will talk about what's happening in the exciting Middle Grade market, as well as examine some recently published titles to see what they got right. Show More Summary

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 275

For this week’s prompt, write an upside down poem. Of course, the poem could be about something (or someone) being physically turned upside down, but it could also be a symbolic reversal … Read more

3 Tips for Writing on a Deadline

BY MARTHA CARR When I was a new writer and no one had commented on any of the words I’d strung together, the idea of a deadline seemed romantic. If I had … Read more

PUNch Out

You’re in an epic pun off; whit is spewing out of your mouth and your opponent's mouth with punishing purpose. What are some sweet puns you could use to really wipe the smile off your opponent's face? Make sure not to frown on the worst of puns either—they’re all beautiful. Write this scene and battle of puns. Read more

How to Harness Creativity to Empower Your Writing

Learn how to tap into raw emotions and real experiences to bring strength and creativity to everything you write. Read more

The Rules of Writing According to 20 Famous Writers

Few professions are as solitary yet as full of advice as writing. You do it alone, usually, but everyone you meet is an expert in what writers do, don’t do, should do, … Read more

New Literary Agent Alert: Stacy Testa of Writers House

Stacy is seeking: Stacy is looking for literary fiction and upmarket commercial women’s fiction, particularly character-driven stories with an international setting, historical bent, or focus on a unique subculture. She also represents realistic young adult (no dystopian or paranormal, please!). Show More Summary

Writing and Selling Middle Grade Fiction — August 14 Webinar (With Critique) by Agent Jennifer Laughran

Middle Grade books are generally defined as being books for children aged 8-12.... and at the moment, these books are hot-hot-hot. From the commercial successes of titles like DIARY OF A WIMPY KID and Rick Riordan's LIGHTNING THIEF saga,...Show More Summary

How to Land HighPaying Writing Gigs in the Christian Market

Are you a Christian? Would you like to get paid well to write for things you’re passionate about? The demand for good writers in the Christian market has never been higher. Contrary … Read more

The Key Differences Between Middle Grade vs Young Adult

Miss your mark with your target audience and you won’t be graduating to the pros. Here’s how to ace the key differences between MG and YA. Read more

WD Online Exclusive: Book Proposal Basics

The October 2014 Writer’s Digest lets you in on “The Secret to a Stronger Nonfiction Book Proposal”—but if you need a refresher on how to put the whole proposal together, we’ve got that … Read more

Lisa Scottoline: Bonus WD Interview Outtakes

An award-winning suspense series set in an all-female law firm. A library of bestselling book club picks. A humor column in the tradition of Erma Bombeck. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, … Read more

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