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New Literary Agent Alert: Rachel Horowitz of The Bent Agency

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Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Rachel Horowitz of The Bent Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. About Rachel:...Show More Summary

The Writer’s Digest Holiday Gift Guide: 30+ Gifts for Writers

From books, socks, tech, games and knicknacks to services and videos, this guide offers a compendium of creative experiences, learning tools and gifts for writers of every genre and persuasion. The post The Writer’s Digest Holiday Gift Guide: 30+ Gifts for Writers appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Weekly Round-Up: Pathways, Publicity, and Poetry

Every week our editors publish around 10 blog posts—but it can be hard to keep up amidst the busyness of everyday life. To make sure you never miss another post, we’ve created a new weekly round-up series. Each Saturday, find the previous week’s posts all in one place. Show More Summary

2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 17

I know for poets in the States that we’re getting super close to turkey time; I hope everyone is able to keep poeming through the crazy holiday week. If not, be sure to catch up as you’re able. For today’s prompt, write a “what I meant to say” poem. Show More Summary

2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 16

Day 16! It’s all down hill from here. For today’s prompt, write a poem to the world. Maybe all of your poems are already directed at the world, but for me, this is a first person poem directed at a group of people–maybe everyone in the world, but maybe a certain group of people you know. Show More Summary

Clowns to the Left, Jokers to the Right: What to Do When You’re Stuck in the Middle of Your Novel

Are you stuck writing the middle of your novel? These tips from Gabriela Pereira's DIY MFA will help you add meat to those core bones of your narrative. The post Clowns to the Left, Jokers to the Right: What to Do When You’re Stuck in the Middle of Your Novel appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

The Five Little Secrets of Memoir Writing: A Contrarian POV

A memoir can be a massive undertaking. As writers, we sometimes take pride in this complexity. It makes us seem, well, more professional. It can also alienate us from real people. And real people have stories to tell. Very real stories. Show More Summary

2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 14

It’s time for our second Two-for-Tuesday prompt. If you’re new to these challenges, you can pick either one prompt or the other. Or decide to do both. Your choice. For today’s Two-for-Tuesday prompt: Write a sonnet or other traditional form poem. Show More Summary

Symbolic Animals

Like Herman Melville did in his nautical classic Moby Dick, craft a story that involves an animal (or an object, if you prefer) that symbolizes something else—a concept, an experience, an emotion, a historical moment, or anything else you can think of. The post Symbolic Animals appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

6 Reasons to Read Translated Literature

How often do you expand your literary horizons to books published in other cultures and countries? Here, translator Nicky Harman addresses several compelling reasons why you should read more translated literature. The post 6 Reasons to Read Translated Literature appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

3 Things Authors Should Know About Publishing

Taking the leap from writer to published author is the end goal majority of writers have for their work. If you’re considering publishing your writing, here are a few things to keep in mind. The post 3 Things Authors Should Know About Publishing appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 13

What’s better than writing a dozen poems in November? How about writing a baker’s dozen? Yes, let’s go 13 for 13 today. For today’s prompt, pick a city and make that the title of your poem; then, write your poem. The poem doesn’t have to be about the city…but it can be. Show More Summary

2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 12

Here we go: A dozen poems (or more for some of you overachievers) in a dozen days! Let’s keep breaking those lines. For today’s prompt, write a transformative poem. A poem in which someone or something transforms. Could be a physical transformation–emotional, mental, or metaphorical transformation. Show More Summary

Weekly Round-Up: Personal Challenges and Publishing

Every week our editors publish around 10 blog posts—but it can be hard to keep up amidst the busyness of everyday life. To make sure you never miss another post, we’ve created a new weekly round-up series. Each Saturday, find the previous week’s posts all in one place. Show More Summary

What My Military Experience Taught Me About Creating Heroes

In order to write a complex, realistic hero you should get to know one. Luckily, they are all around us. The post What My Military Experience Taught Me About Creating Heroes appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 10

And just. Like. That. We’re on Day 10 of this challenge. One third of the way through and after today, a baseline of at least 10 poems. Let’s write. For today’s prompt, write a going somewhere poem. Where is the poem going? And who is traveling along? Or what? And why? Don’t know; it’s up to you and your poem to enlighten us. Show More Summary

8 Things You MUST Do When Your First Book Is Launched

Congratulations, you just launched your first book! But … what now? Here, Heather Christie outlines a process for ensuring the success of your book and your career. The post 8 Things You MUST Do When Your First Book Is Launched appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 9

For today’s prompt, take the phrase “(blank) If (blank),” replace the blanks with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: “Run If You’re Being Chased,” “Animals...Show More Summary

Three Keys to Building Your Life Story or Memoir Platform

You’ve written your life story. You’ve edited and assembled it into a compelling narrative. Now a family member or friend is encouraging you to take the next step. Get your story published so the world can read it. Is that possible?Show More Summary

Embracing the Impact of Personal Experiences on Your Writing

Danielle M. Wong believed that her story would be entirely free from her unwanted personal experiences and emotional obstacles—but learned a better approach along the way. The post Embracing the Impact of Personal Experiences on Your Writing appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

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