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5 Things I Wish I Would Have Known Before Self-Publishing

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GIVEAWAY! Dela is excited to give away a free copy of her novel to a random commenter. Comment within 2 weeks. Dela, author of 2014 novel THE 52ND, shares five things she wish she knew before deciding to self-publish her debut novel. The post 5 Things I Wish I Would Have Known Before Self-Publishing appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

10 Rules of Writing a Novel

Here are a few things I learned along the way to writing a novel between stints as a copywriter. The post 10 Rules of Writing a Novel appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 320

Poetry serves many purposes. It can be entertaining; it can communicate; it can help change minds and hearts; but it can also be cathartic. Heck, some of the best poetry can do all this and more in the same poem. Today’s prompt is to write a gripe poem. Show More Summary

7 Things to Do Before You Get Published

GIVEAWAY! Madeline is excited to give away a free, signed copy of her novel to a random commenter. Comment within 2 weeks. Madeline Martin, author of 2015 novel POSSESSION OF A HIGHLANDER, shares 7 things all authors should do before getting published to stay ahead of the game. The post 7 Things to Do Before You Get Published appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

2016 Poet’s Market Is Here!

While I don’t have a copy on my desk just yet, the 2016 Poet’s Market should be launching any day now. It’s the 29th annual edition, and my 7th go-round with the book. Order your copy today! The 2016 Poet’s Market is the latest and greatest edition. Show More Summary

Bicycling Bovines

You walk out of the grocery store one day and discover that the streets are full of cows on bicycles. What’s even weirder is that you’re the only one who finds this odd. What is going on? The post Bicycling Bovines appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

FIELD: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics: Monday Market Spotlight

Throughout this Monday Market Spotlight series, I’ve been trying to identify opportunities that are great for poets. This week’s spotlight fits that description as a well-respected and poetry-only publication: FIELD: Contemporary Poetry...Show More Summary

Want to Be a Writer? It’s Time to Act Like a Writer

I realized I wasn’t taking my writing like a job. When I finally turned that corner, my career took a big leap. Here's how you can do the same. The post Want to Be a Writer? It’s Time to Act Like a Writer appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Your Story 69: Submit Now!

Prompt: Write the opening sentence (just one sentence), of 25 words or fewer, to a story based on the photo to the left. You can be funny, poignant, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story. Use the submission form below OR email your submission directly to yourstorycontest@fwcommunity.com. Show More Summary

The Science of Poetry (Guest Post)

Today’s post comes from Walt Wojtanik, who proposed writing a guest post about the relationship of science and poetry, inspired by a prompt from the 2015 April PAD Challenge. He explores how poetry helps our understanding of science, history, art, music, and more. Show More Summary

7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by John A. Connell

GIVEAWAY! John is excited to give away a free, signed copy of his novel to a random commenter. Comment within 2 weeks. Forgive yourself for a day of bad writing. If you don’t, it could stifle your creativity. The post 7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by John A. Connell appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 319

Sorry for the late prompt this Wednesday. Busy morning. But the great thing about this prompt is that it always gets posted eventually. For this week’s prompt, write a poem using at least three of the following six words: paddle robot custard quibble glance wrench If you’re anything like me, you’ll probably try to include all of them. Show More Summary

From Writing Books to TV Shows – Making the Adjustment

I had written three books by the time I entered a TV writers’ room. I thought of myself as a seasoned writer who was, essentially, starting over. It was a new medium with new rules and I was ready to start at the basics. Turns out the basics aren’t that hard. Show More Summary

Don’t Dismiss Adverbs!

Below is another guest post from WD author Barbara Baig, whose new book, Spellbinding Sentences: A Writer’s Guide to Achieving Excellence & Captivating Readers, is designed to help writers master the power of the English language. You’ll...Show More Summary

I Spy with My Little Eye

You’re at work, like any normal day, and happen to look out the window as you head to the break room for a second cup of coffee. What you see makes you stop in your tracks: What is it? The post I Spy with My Little Eye appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Get an Agent One-on-One

As many writers know, agents and editors won't give your work more than ten pages or so to make an impact.Make sure you've got the kind of opening they're looking for! The post Get an Agent One-on-One appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

The Georgia Review: Monday Market Spotlight

After a few weeks off, it’s time to bring back the Monday Market Spotlight series. This week’s spotlight is in my neck of the woods: The Georgia Review! The Georgia Review just re-opened their submission period–as they do not read between May 15 and August 15 each year. Show More Summary

Fatima Hirsi: Poet Interview

Maybe because I’m a parent of young children, I don’t get out to local poetry events as much as I’d like. Whatever the reason, I usually meet poets online before I ever meet them face-to-face (btw, click here to learn about the Face-to-Face event in September). Show More Summary

Writing Novels – 8 Things You Need to Know (From a Former Journalist)

I’ve been a journalist for a long time. Now I write mystery novels about a fictional journalist. My old friends from the newsroom say to me: “Wow, you’ve got it easy these days. All you have to do at your job is make stuff up." Well, yes and no. Show More Summary

Querying 101: Putting Your Best Book Forward – Webinar with Agent Jennifer De Chiara

In this live 90-minute webinar literary agent Jennifer De Chiara will guide you, step by step, in writing the perfect pitch for your book. Plus, she'll critique your query letter. Sign up now. The post Querying 101: Putting Your Best Book Forward – Webinar with Agent Jennifer De Chiara appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

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