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Handwriting Anatomy

Consider your handwriting, or a character's handwriting. What significance does it have, and what does it say about the type of person you/they are? The post Handwriting Anatomy appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Your Story #88: 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. (For mobile users, it will appear below.) You can be funny, poignant, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story....Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Patty Carothers of Metamorphosis Literay Agency

New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Patty Carothers of Metamorphosis Literary Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Patty Carothers of Metamorphosis Literay Agency appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Script Classics: Adapting to the Adaptation Process

Story analyst Joel Haber explains the process of adaptation: How it’s done, and how practice makes perfect. If you're a screenwriter or novelist, Haber's insights are a must-read. The post Script Classics: Adapting to the Adaptation Process appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

6 Lessons Learned from a Year of 101 Rejections

Natalie D-Nalopeon discusses valuable lessons learned and victories from a year in which she aimed to reach 101 rejections for her writing. The post 6 Lessons Learned from a Year of 101 Rejections appeared first on WritersDigest.com...

Weekly Round-Up: Successes and Transformations

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

Beloved Settings: Considerations for Fictionalizing a Favorite Place

Laura Oles discusses her considerations for transforming her favorite weekend getaway, Port Aransas, Tex., into a setting for her mystery novel. The post Beloved Settings: Considerations for Fictionalizing a Favorite Place appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Successful Query Letter Examples: Anna Quinn & ‘The Night Child’

This article is part of a series called Successful Queries. It features actual query letter examples to literary agents that were successful for authors. In addition to the successful query letter, you’ll also see the thoughts from the writer’s literary agent as to why the letter worked. Show More Summary

The Problem with Sensitivity Readers Isn’t What You Think It Is

As major media outlets raise the question of whether sensitivity readers represent censorship, Anna Hecker offers her experience working with one. The post The Problem with Sensitivity Readers Isn’t What You Think It Is appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Unexpected Inking

You are showering one morning when you notice a tattoo on your body that you're quite sure you don't remember getting. What is it, how did you get it, and what does it mean? The post Unexpected Inking appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Script Classics: Writer and Director Douglas McGrath on Adaptation of Dickens’ Nicholas Nickleby

Writer-director Douglas McGrath chats about "shrinking" Dickens' classic, Nicholas Nickleby, into a Golden Globe nominee. The post Script Classics: Writer and Director Douglas McGrath on Adaptation of Dickens’ Nicholas Nickleby appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

There I Am: Is Your Need for External Validation Holding Back Your Imagination?

It can be impossible to write and worry about what other people will think of your work. Here, William Kenower offers thoughts on overcoming the need to focus on those external opinions. The post There I Am: Is Your Need for External Validation Holding Back Your Imagination? appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Tim Knox: The Magic Formula for Great Story Ideas

Is there a magic formula you can use to consistently come up with great story ideas for your books? Tim Knox offers up one idea. The post Tim Knox: The Magic Formula for Great Story Ideas appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Quotes on Writing: 19 Classic and Contemporary Lessons from Black American Writers

From Toni Morrison to Jesmyn Ward, we've selected some thought-provoking quotes on writing by black American writers who have led—and some of whom continue to lead—the charge in making the writing world more inclusive. The post Quotes on Writing: 19 Classic and Contemporary Lessons from Black American Writers appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Living for All It’s Worth: The Novels of Neuroscientist Lisa Genova Explore Love and Empathy

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Genova writes novels chronicling the fate of ordinary people who are diagnosed with extraordinary and often fatal neurological diseases. The post Living for All It’s Worth: The Novels of Neuroscientist Lisa Genova Explore Love and Empathy appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Partner with Your Publicist: How to Prepare for Your Book’s Publicity Campaign

In order to stand out in today's publishing landscape—traditionally or self-published—you may need the help of a publicist. Here's how to prepare for your publicity campaign. The post Partner with Your Publicist: How to Prepare for Your Book’s Publicity Campaign appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

10 Incredible Writing Superpowers

As a recovering comic book fanboy, I admit it: There are times I wish I had superpowers. As a writer, I admit that I sometimes wish I had writing superpowers. So recently, I opened up the debate on Facebook by asking which writing superpowers other writers would choose. Show More Summary

Getting the Details Right in Your Writing: Myths and Facts About 3 Major Religions

Accurately portraying the complexities of different religions is no easy task. Here are a few debunked myths to keep your characters from becoming caricatures. The post Getting the Details Right in Your Writing: Myths and Facts About 3 Major Religions appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Reprints for Creative Shorts: How and Where to Sell a Poem, Personal Essay or Short Story a Second Time

The reprint market isn’t just for nonfiction articles. If you're looking to sell a short story, personal essay or a poem that's already been published, there’s a good chance you can sell it again. Learn how. The post Reprints for Creative Shorts: How and Where to Sell a Poem, Personal Essay or Short Story a Second Time appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Street Pens: Helping Homeless Writers Find a Path Toward Success

B. Tyler Combs discusses Street Pens, a Kickstarter project to help homeless writers find a path to success through the publication of their work. The post Street Pens: Helping Homeless Writers Find a Path Toward Success appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

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