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How to Write a Science Fiction Novel Series: 6 Tips

When you've got an in your head, and you need to tell the story, where do you begin? Use this advice to write a science fiction novel. The post How to Write a Science Fiction Novel Series: 6 Tips appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Lunch Gone Wrong

After arriving at your favorite lunch destination and eating your favorite meal, your waitress rushes to your table. She looks panicked. She grabs you and looks into your eyes, but doesn't say anything. Finally, she turns toward theShow More Summary

How to Write From the Opposite Gender’s Point Of View

Every fiction writer has to write across gender lines. I should know. I’m a fantasy / science fiction writer, and though my stories are populated with vampires, robots, and space squids, there tend to be more than a few humans in the mix. Show More Summary

Aunt Edna’s Money

Your wealthy Aunt Edna has died and left you all of her money. At first you're excited, as you've been living paycheck-to-paycheck your whole life, and this newfound money offers you endless possibilities. But, in her will, Aunt Edna...Show More Summary

What is Hybrid Publishing? Here Are 4 Things All Writers Should Know

Hybrid publishing is an emerging area that occupies the middle ground between traditional and self-publishing and therefore includes many different publishing models— basically anything that is not self-publishing or traditional publishing. Show More Summary

Secrets of the Self-Employed: Tips for Freelance Writers

Here’s a guest post from Dustin Grinnell, who shares tips from a veteran contractor that apply to freelance writers as well. If you have a great idea and would like to contribute a guest post of your own, please send an e-mail to robert.brewer@fwcommunity.com with the subject line: Guest Post Idea for No Rules. Show More Summary

Freelance Writing Workshop: 8 Story Pitch Pet Peeves

Think of your story pitch like a cover letter. When approaching a new publication, your first freelance pitch is your introduction. It’s your chance to make a positive impression, to demonstrate intimate knowledge of the magazine, to prove you’re well suited to a 400- or 800- or 1,200-word article. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Lauren Spieller of Triada US Literary Agency

She is seeking: Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction, as well as commercial Adult fiction. Whatever the age group or genre, Lauren welcomes diverse voices. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Lauren Spieller of Triada US Literary Agency appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 362

For today’s prompt, write a poem that captures a moment from a movie or book. You can include a hint in the title of the poem, let other readers know outright, or leave the poem as a standalone moment that some people will “get”–and that others just won’t. Show More Summary

10 Ways To Hook Your Reader (and Reel Them in for Good)

When I wanted to write an essay about my difficult relationship with my brother I had to figure out a way to make it interesting to other people so I turned to these 10 elements to keep the story rolling. The post 10 Ways To Hook Your Reader (and Reel Them in for Good) appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

New Literary Agent Alert: Shannon Powers of McIntosh & Otis, Inc.

Currently Seeking: She is open to both lighter projects and projects with a darker edge. For adult, her reading interests include literary fiction, mystery, horror, popular history, and romance. In YA and middle grade, she is searching...Show More Summary

22nd Free “Dear Lucky Agent” Contest: Contemporary and Literary Young Adult

Welcome to the 22nd (free!) “Dear Lucky Agent” Contest on the GLA blog. This is a FREE recurring online contest with agent judges and super-cool prizes. Here’s the deal: With every contest, the details are essentially the same, but the niche itself changes—meaning each contest is focused around a specific category or two. Show More Summary

3 Things I Learned About Writing: Analyzing Toni Morrison’s BELOVED

1. Use personification to set a tone. “124 was spiteful. Full of a baby’s venom” (3). BELOVED has one of the most famous opening lines in literature. And what does it do? It personifies the house. The post 3 Things I Learned About Writing: Analyzing Toni Morrison’s BELOVED appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Olympic Games Unraveled

After four years of training, you've finally made it: To the Olympics. Your sport (fill in the blank) is highly competitive this year. As you take in the scene on your first day of competition, you notice that a member from another country is cheating. What do you do? Write this scene. The post Olympic Games Unraveled appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

13 Copywriting Tips to Help You Write a Better Novel

Here’s a guest post that shares copywriting tips that can help with writing a novel by Matt Press, an experienced copywriter. If you have a great idea and would like to contribute a guest post of your own, please send an e-mail to robert.brewer@fwcommunity.com with the subject line: Guest Post Idea for No Rules. Show More Summary

5 Tips From Literary Agent Carly Watters

Here are 5 great takeaways from our Writer's Market Podcast with literary agent Carly Watters. (Plus a link to listen to all the other great tips she has to offer writers.) The post 5 Tips From Literary Agent Carly Watters appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

8 Ways William Shakespeare Can Make You a Better Writer

I learned from the Bard of Avon at least eight crucial and valuable writing lessons. They can help you too. The post 8 Ways William Shakespeare Can Make You a Better Writer appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

3 Things Fargo (Season 2) Can Teach Us About Writing

I think the general consensus among those writers who teach the craft is that you must read—and read widely—about the craft of writing, particularly those authors who write in your genre. But I think there’s a lot you can learn about writing from other mediums, too. Show More Summary

Kristina Marie Darling: Poet Interview

Believe it or not, it’s been more than a year since our last interview with Kristina Marie Darling, who I consider one of the hardest working poets in the world. For those who are new to her… Kristina Marie Darling is the author of over 20 books of poetry, most recently Dark Horse (C&R Press, 2017). Show More Summary

WD Poetic Form Challenge: Ovillejo Winner

Here are the results of the Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge for the ovillejo. More than 30 poems made the original cut before I was able to get it down to a Top 10 list and eventual winner. Read all the ovillejo poems in the comments here. Show More Summary

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