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I Need an Agent for My Poetry

As some of you may have guessed, I get a lot of e-mail both at my professional and personal inboxes. I try to respond to as much as I can, but it’s occasionally an electronic tsunami that completely overwhelms me. So I was recently spring cleaning my inbox when I got an idea to start a series of posts in which I tackle recurring questions. Show More Summary

5 Tips on Making You a Tough (& Better) Writer

Becoming a masochist early on – embracing the pain to the point of enjoyment - may be the single best investment an aspiring writer can make. The pain takes many shapes, all of them useful along the writer’s path. The post 5 Tips on Making You a Tough (& Better) Writer appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

The Center of Things

Ah the freedom of flight, the weightlessness of free-fall. Doesn’t it feel wonderful? Well it would if you weren’t launching at maximum velocity towards a gaping hole that leads to the center of the earth. Why are you going there? What’s going on? The post The Center of Things appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Write Poetry for a Chance at $5,000 Cash (and More)!

For more than 80 years, Writer’s Digest has put on an annual writing competition for up and coming writers in a variety of disciplines, including poetry. The Grand Prize winner receives $5,000 cash, a paid trip to the annual Writer’s...Show More Summary

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 306

A few updates: First, Market Mondays will resume next week. I was excited by that new feature, but then my grandfather passed away later on the same day, which completely drained away my time and attention. Second, I’ve started receiving selections from the screening readers for the April PAD Challenge. Show More Summary

Writing and Selling Children’s Books – Webinar with Jennifer Laughran

In this live 90-minute webinar — titled “Writing and Selling Children's Books” — instructor and senior literary agent Jennifer Laughran will reveal "trade secrets" of the kids book biz and critique your work. The post Writing and Selling Children’s Books – Webinar with Jennifer Laughran appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

My Next Humor Book, WHEN CLOWNS ATTACK: A SURVIVAL GUIDE, Comes Out Oct. 1, 2015

This post is a long time coming, and I’m very excited to announce the release date for my next humor book. It’s a parody guide called WHEN CLOWNS ATTACK: A SURVIVAL GUIDE, and it gets released Oct. 1, 2015, from Ten Speed Press. (Since...Show More Summary

10 Poignant Practices for Every Writer

Here are 10 smart, yet simple ways for every writer—from novelists to journalists to poets—to enrich his or her mind and become better at cultivating ideas and putting them to the page. This guest post is by Melissa Clark. Clark is an author, television writer and college instructor. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Eve Porinchak of Jill Corcoran Literary

She is seeking: Specifically looking for edgy, psychological thrillers, gang-lit, realistic contemporary. Some of Eve's favorite books are: "True Notebooks" by Mark Salzman, "Monster" by Walter Dean Myers, "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn,...Show More Summary

WD Editors Are Writers Too: Meet Baihley Grandison, Assistant Editor of Writer’s Digest

All the editors on Writer’s Digest staff aren’t just 9-5 editors, we are also writers and storytellers—which is why we are so passionate about writing and publishing. “WD Editors Are Writers Too” is a  column on this blog to give you...Show More Summary

5 Quotes by William Zinsser (In Memoriam)

To write well, William Zinsser believed, you had to “believe in your writing and believe in yourself, taking risks, daring to be different, pushing yourself to excel.” The National Magazine Award–winning journalist and author of 18 books—including...Show More Summary

Be Careful Out There

"Be careful out there," your mom said as you grabbed your duffel bag and headed on a camping trip with friends. "You know that tonight is the anniversary, don't you?" You nodded, then shut the door behind you before getting in the car and taking off. The post Be Careful Out There appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Top 10 Poems from 2014 WD Poetry Awards

Below are the top 10 poems from the 2014 Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards. Congratulations to all the winners! 1. What Goes Around, by Beverley Rose Enright to Weldon Kees Willie Pickins jazzes “Jesus Loves Me” on his piano. A five-year-old is shot by street gang crossfire in Chicago. Show More Summary

Patrick Rothfuss, Worldbuilder: Bonus WD Interview Extras

BY RICH SHIVENER In less than a decade, Patrick Rothfuss, 42, has risen to the ranks of the most celebrated authors in the fantasy genre. The Kingkiller Chronicle trilogy, following the adventures of young actor/musician-cum-legendary-wizard Kvothe in the Four Corners of Civilization, launched in 2007 with his debut novel, The Name of the Wind. Show More Summary

2014 Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards – Winner’s List

Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the winners of the 2014 Poetry Awards, where writers submit their very best poetry of less than 32 lines. Please join us in congratulating our winners! What Goes Around, by Beverley Rose Enright...Show More Summary

15th Annual Short Short Story Competition Winner: Parting Gift

“Parting Gift,” by Lish Troha, is the winning story for the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition. For complete coverage of this year’s awards, including an  interview with Troha, check out the July/August 2015 issue of Writer’s Digest. Show More Summary

15th Annual Short Short Story Competition – Winner’s List

Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the winners of the 15th Annual Short Short Story Competition, writers submit their very best short stories of less than 1,500 words. Please join us in congratulating our winners! For complete coverage of the 15th Annual Short Short Story Competition, see the July/August 2015 issue of Writer’s Digest. Show More Summary

Online Exclusive: Q&A with Lish Troha

“Parting Gift,” by Lish Troha, is the Grand Prize winning story for the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Fiction Competition. For complete coverage of this year’s awards, including an exclusive feature on Troha, check out the July/August 2015 issue of Writer’s Digest. Show More Summary

How to Create Instantly (& Instinctively) Recognizable Characters

Meeting characters in a novel is very much like meeting people in real life. When we start reading a book, it’s as if we moved to a new town and were meeting a whole bunch of new people at the same time. Your job as a writer is to create that town and populate it with characters that live their lives before our eyes. Show More Summary

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

BY LAURA AMANN Ending a professional relationship that is also a personal relationship can be tricky. Sometimes the end comes naturally—time is up or the goal is accomplished. But sometimes, a professional relationship ends because styles or expectations don’t mesh. Show More Summary

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