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Fantasy Brawl

The wizard’s terror bolt lances overhead. You shout back to your party that you’re going in. Dagger held high and ice shard at the ready you tear towards the dastardly spell caster. How does your fight play out? Read more

5 Lessons I Learned In the Decade It Took to Publish a Second Novel

BY BRIDGETT M. DAVIS Perhaps you’ve heard the one about a journalist who arrived at Joyce Carol Oates’ home to interview her? “I’m sorry,” said her assistant. “But she’s working on her … Read more

New Literary Agent Alert: Genevieve Nine of Andrea Hurst & Associates

She is seeking: Within young adult and middle grade, she’s looking to acquire: Fantasy (open to all subgenres except game-related), Science Fiction, Mystery, Historical Fiction, Retellings (classics, fairy/folk tale, myth), and Contemporary Realism (especially with elements of humor). Show More Summary

How to Launch a Wildly Satisfying PAID Copywriting Career in 60 Days or Less

Is it possible to make a great living as a writer – and still have plenty of time for fun and hobbies? Can you write for a living and support a family, … Read more

Must You Have a Room of Your Own to Write

I have long puzzled about the most effective place to write. If you too are in a quandary, or lament you have no writing spot to call your own, maybe this piece will help you enlarge your perceptions about your own physical and mental writing places, spaces, and times. Read more

Thinking about self-publishing? Want to be a better, savvier writer? Check out the latest from Writer’s Digest!

Are you interested in self-publishing, but are looking for a service that offers a bit of education in addition to cover design and text layout? If so, consider giving Blue Ash Publishing a look. Read more

Call for Submissions: 2016 Poet’s Market

It’s that time of year again. The new 2015 Poet’s Market is hitting bookshelves, which means it’s time for me to start figuring out the 2016 Poet’s Market–and I need your help! … Read more

How Applying For Writing Grants (Even If You Don’t Get Them) Can Help You Be A Better Writer

BY CRISTIN O’KEEFE APTOWICZ In the summer of 2010, I gave up what were the defining elements of my life for over a decade—my New York City apartment, my arts-related job in … Read more

10 Books That Have Never Left You – What Are Your 10?

Recently a friend challenged me to, without thinking too hard, make a list of 10 books that have stayed with me in some way after reading them. Here's my list. What's on yours? Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 278

Quick note on the April Poetry Challenge results: We are just three days short of having all 30 days reported. Hopefully, we’ll finish it up between now and the next prompt. Want … Read more

Rosemary Rhodes Royston: Poet Interview

Please join me in welcoming Rosemary Rhodes Royston to Poetic Asides. I first met Rosemary at a writing workshop in North Carolina, so I’ll take all credit for her debut chapbook, Splitting … Read more

New Literary Agent Alert: Valerie Noble of Donaghy Literary Group

She is seeking: Valerie is seeking Young Adult, and New Adult -- in the following areas: • Science Fiction YA/NA • Fantasy YA/NA • Historical Fantasy YA/NA • Historical Fiction YA/NA Valerie loves YA/NA science fiction and fantasy (think Kristin Cashore and Suzanne Collins) but reads everything under the sun. Show More Summary

I Think I’m a Clone Now

Ah, back home and time to relax. Long weeks are brutal. Is that the television you hear? Well you haven’t been home all day so you decide to check it out, thinking you left it on. As you enter the room you see the television is indeed on. And you’re already sitting there watching it. What’s going on here? Read more

How to Break the Rules of Writing (& More) According to Bestselling YA author Ransom Riggs

BY ADRIENNE CREZO Bestselling YA author Ransom Riggs talks about breaking rules, seeking balance, and telling stories through photography, film and text. Read more

Examining the Wonderful World of Steampunk: Maritime Terrorists, Time Travelers, and Mad Science

We have been writing Steampunk since 2009; and even after five years, we still face the question of the ages: What is steampunk? Perhaps a lazy, shallow way to look at the genre is to simply call it “Victorian Science Fiction” and that be the end of it. Show More Summary

“How to Craft Query Letters, Opening Pages, Synopses, and Nonfiction That Get Noticed” — Sept. 22 Agent One-on-One Boot Camp with Kimberley Cameron Literary

When your submission materials arrive in an agent's inbox, they land among hundreds of others. At that point, one of two things will happen. Either the agent will like the submission and request more materials, or they will reply with a rejection. Show More Summary

How to Map Out Your Hero’s Adventure in Your Manuscript

BY ELIZABETH SIMS How do the most successful authors of our time construct their stories? The Hero's Adventure. So what is the Hero’s Adventure? You know it already, and you may even have elements of it in the story you’re working on. But I suspect you haven’t yet methodically and thoroughly appropriated it for yourself. Here's what you need to know. Read more

The Board of Education

The fight has been raging for three days. The teachers on their end, toting rulers, eraser canons and textbook grenades, and the students on the other, with only school-approved items found in their bookbags. Both sides have suffered...Show More Summary

A List of Upcoming Online Courses From Writer’s Digest University

Interested in improving your writing skills? Your blogging skills? Want to become a copywriter master to make a good living on the side (to support your creative writing)? It's time you checked out Writer's Digest University slate of online courses, designed to help you improve your technique and reach your writing goals. Here's a list of upcoming courses. Read more

WriteGirl Get Inspired Fundraiser – How You Can Help Support This Great Cause

If you're a writer and looking to support a good cause that's focused on giving others (namely teens) the opportunity to learn and become better writers, you'll want to check out WriteGirl's Get Inspired Fundraiser. Here are more details. Read more

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