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Conquer Your Writing Fears

Today’s guest post is from Jordan Rosenfeld, author of A Writer’s Guide to Persistence.  You hear the word perfectionist bandied about a lot, but what does it mean? Are you a perfectionist if you only show your best work? Are you a perfectionist...Show More Summary

The Perfect Gift for the Writer in Your Life

Give a one-year gift subscription (8 issues) of Writers Digest to a friend for only $19.96. What a terrific value for you … and a great gift for your friend! The post The Perfect Gift for the Writer in Your Life appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

How Long Does It Take To Write A Novel?

That’s the question I asked myself when I started to outline my second novel, Sleeping Embers of an Ordinary Mind. I hear you say: Surely, you already knew! But I didn’t. I wrote my first novel, A Calculated Life, over the course of several years with frequent breaks of many months. Show More Summary

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 330

Here we are again: On a Wednesday in a month not named April or November. Must be poeming time! For today’s prompt, write a shopping poem. I’ve been doing a lot of the “traditional” shopping lately with a bunch of big family dinnersShow More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Tara Carberry of Trident Media Group

She is seeking: Tara Carberry of Trident Media Group is building a client list of authors at all stages of their careers. She is primarily seeking women’s commercial fiction, romance, new adult, young adult, and select nonfiction. Learn...Show More Summary

10 Reasons Why Freelance Writers Shouldn’t Use Autocorrect on Mobile Gadgets

I strongly recommend bloggers to turn off the autocorrect on your phone. And here are 10 reasons to assure you. The post 10 Reasons Why Freelance Writers Shouldn’t Use Autocorrect on Mobile Gadgets appeared first on WritersDigest.co...

2015 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 30

Well, here we are. Crazy as it seems (to me anyway), we’re on the final day of the writing part of this challenge. I’ll post a Next Steps post tomorrow, but you can use the next few weeks to collect and revise your poems into a collection. Show More Summary

2015 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 29

Yesterday, the poetry publication Rattle shared a poem, “One of Those Topics I Shouldn’t Talk About,” by my wife that they’d published years ago. It was a pleasant surprise and a good read. So I’m sharing it here for anyone who’s interested in reading. Show More Summary

I Didn’t Plan to Write a Book

I didn’t mean to write a book. It happened accidently. I am a visual artist who, as a regular part of my practice, creates sketchbooks. They are mad scrambles of images: drawings, paintings, photographs. Collages of my life interspersed with bits and pieces—menus, notes, subway tickets. Show More Summary

50% OFF BLACK FRIDAY SALE IS HERE! SAVE NOW!

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When Not to Write

GIVEAWAY! Vivian is excited to give away a free copy of her novel to a random commenter. Comment within 2 weeks. Vivian Probst, author of DEATH BY ROSES, shares that there are times when not writing can make you a better writer. The post When Not to Write appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Author Interview: Amy Reichert, Author of Women’s Fiction Novel THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE

Freelancer Gail Werner interviews Amy Reichert, author of THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE, to talk about movies, publishing, and women's fiction. The post Author Interview: Amy Reichert, Author of Women’s Fiction Novel THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Your Story #71: 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. You can be funny, poignant, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story. Use the submission form below OR email your submission directly to yourstorycontest@fwcommunity.com. Show More Summary

Thanksgiving Burgers

Write about the only time you hosted Thanksgiving. Start with the line, "For my first Thanksgiving as host, I bought the biggest turkey they had in the store," and end your story with "And that's why we all ate hamburgers." The post Thanksgiving Burgers appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

6 Ways Standup Can Make You a Better Writer

The world of serious writing, fiction or nonfiction, may seem a long way from the rough and tumble world of comedy clubs, especially if you don’t consider yourself a “humorist.” Yet looking back, I could never have written 7 non-fiction...Show More Summary

2015 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 24

For experienced PAD challengers, today’s final “Two for Tuesday” prompt was likely easy to guess: Write a love poem. Write an anti-love poem. Your choice. Re-create Your Poetry! Revision doesn’t have to be a chore–something that should be done after the excitement of composing the first draft. Show More Summary

6 Ways to Stay Creative as a Writer (When You’re a Parent)

Here are 6 ways to keep your baby brain from turning to mush when you are sleep deprived and elbow-deep in poopy diapers. The post 6 Ways to Stay Creative as a Writer (When You’re a Parent) appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

2015 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 22

For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Waiting for (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles might include: “Waiting for the Weekend,” “Waiting...Show More Summary

2015 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 21

For today’s prompt, write a strange poem. What is strange to one person may be completely normal to another and vice versa. So get strange, which may be normal, or be normal, which may be strange. Re-create Your Poetry! Revision doesn’t have to be a chore–something that should be done after the excitement of composing the first draft. Show More Summary

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