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Diminishing Verse: Poetic Form

Here’s a fun form: Diminishing Verse! Diminishing Verse Poems Diminishing verse offers no origin and very few rules, but I enjoyed writing my example below. In fact, the main rule is this: Remove the first letter of end word in previous line. Show More Summary

The Hitchhiker

Write a story about three people who are on a road trip together, only to stop off at a gas station and pick up a fourth person whom they don't know. Why did they pick this person up? Where are they taking him/her? What happens? The post The Hitchhiker appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Liam Walsh

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers (this installment written by Liam Walsh, author of FISH) at any stage of their career can talk about writing advice and instruction as well as how they...Show More Summary

2018 Poet’s Market: Call for Submissions

It’s that time of year again. The new 2017 Poet’s Market is hitting bookshelves, which means it’s time for me to start figuring out the 2018 Poet’s Market–and I need your help! Running until 11:59 p.m. (Atlanta, Georgia time) on October 31, 2016, I’ll be accepting pitches for articles in the 2018 Poet’s Market. Show More Summary

What’s YOUR Brand? Writer Publicist Dana Kaye Explains

Promotion can be the most daunting and confusing part of the publishing process. From building a website, to navigating social media, to booking events, there are many facets that make up a successful book promotion campaign. But where...Show More Summary

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 368

For today’s prompt, write a poem using at least 3 of the following 6 words: ghost crack free hand check know If you want to use any of these words within a larger word, that’s totally fine. For instance, ghostwriter, cracked, freedom, handle, checked, knowledge, etc. Show More Summary

Making Money From Your Website: Models For Success

In this bonus sidebar we didn’t have space to print, Jane Friedman offers up concrete examples of authors succeeding by putting the various revenue models into action. The post Making Money From Your Website: Models For Success appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Online Exclusive: Author Gretchen Rubin Q&A

In this extended Q&A, the 50-year-old happiness and habits expert talks about why she became a full-time writer, how she found an agent and what advice she has for those trying to write a novel in a month. The post Online Exclusive: Author Gretchen Rubin Q&A appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Bonus WD Interview Outtakes: Robert Crais

In these special bonus outtakes, Robert Crais talks more about what drives the best writing, and where he might go from here. The post Bonus WD Interview Outtakes: Robert Crais appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

The Kama Sutra of Getting Published

Put yourself in these three publishing positions to maximize your chances. I wrote my first book-length manuscript at the foolish age of 19 and thought it would set the New York publishing houses ablaze. A few dozen rejection letters and no blaze later, and I came to understand what we all understand as writers: this ain’t gonna be easy. Show More Summary

How to Write Your First Novel for Adults

Novel writing is a long and difficult road that will drive you crazy and compensate you poorly. But nothing compares to the thrill of crafting a story that is entirely, uniquely yours. Here’s how to make it happen. The post How to Write Your First Novel for Adults appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Online Exclusive: Q&A with Sabrina Hicks

“Blink,” by Sabrina Hicks, is the Grand Prize winning story for the 85th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition, besting over 6,000 entries across 10 categories. For complete coverage of the 85th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition, please check out the November/December 2016 issue of Writer’s Digest. Show More Summary

Online Exclusive: Sabrina Hicks’ “Blink”

“Blink,” a young adult/children’s short story by Sabrina Hicks, is the Grand Prize winner of the 85th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. You can read an extended interview with Sabrina here. For complete coverage of the 85th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition, please check out the November/December 2016 issue of Writer’s Digest. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Anna Worrall of The Gernert Company

Currently Seeking: She's looking to represent smart women’s literary and commercial fiction, psychological thrillers, and narrative nonfiction. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Anna Worrall of The Gernert Company appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

What I Would Tell My Younger Self

You've been given one-time access to a time machine to visit your younger self. After a brief pause, you know the when and the where, hop in the machine and take off. When there, you chat with your younger self but offer one piece of advice to him/her that you hope will change his/her future for the better. Show More Summary

7 Things I’ve Learned so Far, by Shannon Gibney

Shannon Gibney, author of SEE NO COLOR, share the 7 most important lessons that she has learned over the course of her writing career. The post 7 Things I’ve Learned so Far, by Shannon Gibney appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

5 Tips for Creating a Believable and Captivating Psychological Thriller

Use these thriller writing tips on how to craft a thriller novel that will grab readers by the throat and leave them desperate to tell all their friends about it. The post 5 Tips for Creating a Believable and Captivating Psychological Thriller appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Agent Advice Column “Funny You Should Ask” Seeking Submissions!

Are you in search of answers? No, this isn’t some solicitation for a 1970s new-age Human Potential Movement seminar. I’m talking straight answers to your most perplexing writing quandaries—by a well-respected expert, no less: the Irene Goodman Literary Agency’s own Barbara Poelle. Show More Summary

33 Common Words & Phrases You Might Be Saying Wrong

This infographic is courtesy of Jennifer Frost of GrammarCheck. Visit them online at grammarcheck.net or check out the free online grammar checker at grammarcheck.net/editor for proofreading help.  Baihley Grandison is the assistantShow More Summary

Landay: Poetic Form

Let’s keep the poetic forms rolling this week with the landay, which is a form that may have existed for thousands of years–though I just discovered it recently. Landay Poems The landay is a variable length form based off a couplet, which means the poem could be as concise as two lines or run on for several pages. Show More Summary

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