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New Literary Agent Alert: Alexandra Weiss of Jennifer De Chiara Literary

She is seeking young adult fiction (many subgenres), middle grade, literary and magical realism, and much more. Alexandra is actively building her client list and seeking new writers. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Alexandra Weiss of Jennifer De Chiara Literary appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 29

Tomorrow is the final day of the challenge! How did we get here? One day at a time; I know, I know. For today’s prompt, write a haphazard poem. The poem itself could be haphazardly put together, I suppose. But it could also be about a haphazard situation. Show More Summary

5-Minute Memoir: Snoopy & Me & the King of Burundi

This guest post is by Judy Millar. It originally appeared in the May/June issue of Writer’s Digest, which you can purchase here. Millar is a Canadian humor writer and author of the short-story collection Beaver Bluff: The Librarian Stories. Show More Summary

Cat Got Your Tongue?

You wake up for work one day, brush your teeth, pack your computer bag and head out the door. But when you walk into your office building and try to say hello to the receptionist, you can’t speak. What’s got your tongue? Can the receptionist speak, or is her voice gone as well? The post Cat Got Your Tongue? appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Standout Markets Spotlight: Creative Nonfiction magazine

In the July/August issue of WD, Creative Nonfiction is among the handpicked venues spotlighted in our Standout Markets column. In this special online exclusive, we share an expanded Q&A with Creative Nonfiction’s managing editor, Hattie Fletcher. The post Standout Markets Spotlight: Creative Nonfiction magazine appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

7 Surprising Things I Learned Self-Publishing a Book

Learning how much goes into writing, producing, and launching a self-published book that looks pro and gets attention was an eye-opening experience. Here are the top 7 facts you should know. The post 7 Surprising Things I Learned Self-Publishing a Book appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 26

Experienced PAD-ers knew it was coming, because this prompt always shows up on one Tuesday or another. For today’s Two-for-Tuesday prompt: Write a love poem. Or… Write an anti-love poem. Publish Your Poetry! The 2016 Poet’s Market,Show More Summary

3 Things Bloodline Can Teach Us About Writing

I think the general consensus among those writers who teach the craft is that you must read—and read widely—about the craft of writing, particularly those authors who write in your genre. But I think there’s a lot you can learn about writing from other mediums, too. Show More Summary

Author Interview: Cynthia Kane, author of the Nonfiction Book HOW TO COMMUNICATE LIKE A BUDDHIST

It’s time to feature another debut author on the blog. I love interviewing new authors because it’s such a great opportunity to hear how they reached their dreams and learn from their success and mistakes. Cynthia Kane received her BA from Bard College and her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and is a certified meditation and mindfulness instructor. Show More Summary

6 Questions Writers Must Answer When Writing Urban Fantasy/Paranormal

Here are a few questions to ask yourself as you go about the task of "world-editing" in the early stages of an urban fantasy, paranormal, or near-future science fiction story. The post 6 Questions Writers Must Answer When Writing Urban Fantasy/Paranormal appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Author Interview: Cynthia Kane, author of Nonfiction Book HOW TO COMMUNICATE LIKE A BUDDHIST

It’s time to feature another debut author on the blog. I love interviewing new authors because it’s such a great opportunity to hear how they reached their dreams and learn from their success and mistakes. Cynthia Kane received her BA from Bard College and her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and is a certified meditation and mindfulness instructor. Show More Summary

How I Got My Literary Agent: Tex Thompson

Tex Thompson, author of ONE NIGHT IN SIXES (July 2014, Solaris), shares how she found her agent at a writer's conference and obtained representation. The post How I Got My Literary Agent: Tex Thompson appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

The Four ‘R’s of Writing Characters of the Opposite Gender

As a female writer, it's tough to create powerful male narrators. To do it you have to do a lot of preparation. Here are four methods to help simplify the process for you. The post The Four ‘R’s of Writing Characters of the Opposite Gender appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 20

Until last week, it had been since before Thanksgiving that I’d submitted poems anywhere. I’d received more than 10 rejections in that time, and well, I’m human–so I was a little down. Decided to submit some poems this month and over...Show More Summary

Angry Doppelgänger

You decide to spend the day enjoying the sunny weather. And that's great, until you see him (or her)—but who? The person looks exactly like you, but you know that you don’t have a twin. And what's this, he (or she) is approaching you—angrily. Who is this, and why are is this person so mad? The post Angry Doppelgänger appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

New Literary Agent Alert: Amanda Jain of Inklings Literary

She is seeking: historical fiction (in all genres), women’s / book club / upmarket fiction, romance (particularly historical, suspenseful, or with a comedic bent), mysteries (particularly historical or cozy, or historical cozies), and narrative nonfiction in the areas of social history, archaeology, art history, material culture, etc. Show More Summary

A Writer’s Guide to the Web

The May/June 2016 Writer’s Digest is your guide to making the most of the Web—and avoiding the worst of it. Most writers I know have a love/hate relationship with the Internet—and all that comes with it. Some days, we marvel at the capability...Show More Summary

Listen Now: Tax Tips for Writers (You Could Be Saving Money)

Have you checked out the Writer’s Market podcast yet? It’s a great opportunity for us to deliver you great information to you on many topics that are important to freelancers and writers. (Did I mention that I’m one of the cohosts of...Show More Summary

Why You Shouldn’t Censor Yourself When Writing

It took one great professor (and one semi-explicit story) to teach me one of the best lessons I ever learned as a writer. Here's why you shouldn't censor your writing. The post Why You Shouldn’t Censor Yourself When Writing appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Do I Need A Publicity Firm For My Book?

Here are the six steps you should consider when selecting the right publicity firm for you. The post Do I Need A Publicity Firm For My Book? appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

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