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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

New Literary Agent Alert: Penny Moore of FinePrint Literary Management

She is seeking: picture books (fun off-the-wall concepts to memorable heartfelt messages), middle grade, and young adult (especially fantasy, historical fiction, sci-fi, and contemporary stories exploring romance and the complications of growing up). Show More Summary

Developing Your Writing Skills: Point of View

Point of view is among the least understood craft challenges but, along with the related question of narrative distance, it is perhaps the most powerful in effecting readers’ emotions. Here are tips on writing POV. The post Developing Your Writing Skills: Point of View appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

A Karaoke Love Story

A promotion at work has you head out with coworkers to celebrate. While at the bar, you decide to sing karaoke. As you belt your way through the song (fill in the blank), another member of the crowd starts harmonizing with you. Is it someone you know? Is it not? Either way, this is the moment you fall in love. Show More Summary

A Chat with the Editors of YARN: Writing, Editing, and Giving Back

YARN, the Young Adult Review Network is thrilled to be celebrating its fifth anniversary this year. When it launched in January of 2010, it was the first independent online literary journal of short-form YA to publish short stories, essays, and poetry by writers of any age and stature. Show More Summary

Writing the Memoir that Can Sell – Webinar With Regina Brooks

In this live 90-minute webinar — titled “Writing the Memoir that Can Sell: How to Attract Agents & Editors to Your Story” — instructor and literary agent Regina Brooks will explain what sells (and why) and how you can get your memoir published. The post Writing the Memoir that Can Sell – Webinar With Regina Brooks appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

What Writers Should Do Right After Publication

After you publish any short piece, consider taking steps in two main categories (other than just Facebook or Twitter) to help your work reach an audience. The post What Writers Should Do Right After Publication appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

2015 April PAD Challenge: Next Steps

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, “What a poetry challenge!” Here are some numbers for 2015: 30 days 34 prompts (including 4 “Two for Tuesday” prompts) 26,000+ comments (and counting) 30 guest judges 1 incredible month! So,...Show More Summary

4 Signs You Might Be a Book Diva

It’s been less than a year since my very first book was published. It has been a wonderful, eye-opening year where I’ve reached unbelievable highs, dipped to depressing lows, and learned a boatload of lessons about the writing world....Show More Summary

How to Craft Characters Scene by Scene

Dimensional characters are born from drama—not description. Here’s why (and how) to delve into your characterizations one defining scene at a time. The post How to Craft Characters Scene by Scene appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Childhood Piece of Clothing

You're rummaging through an old tub of clothes from your childhood that your parents had stored away in their attic. As you search you find one particular piece that you remember as your favorite. When you hold it in your hands, you're...Show More Summary

Submission Tools that Get an Agent Response: Query Letters, Synopses & First Pages – Webinar with Marisa Corvisiero

In this live 90-minute webinar, instructor and literary agent Marisa Corvisiero will brief authors on how to submit their work and show them how to carefully prepare the best submission package that will get the attention of reviewing...Show More Summary

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Short Short Fiction Facebook Chat with Grant Faulkner on Friday, May, 1

May is National Short Story Month and inside the pages of the new May/June issue of Writer’s Digest (which is out now and includes our annual 101 Best Websites for Writers list as well–download it here) we cover a lot of advice on how to write and sell short stories. Show More Summary

2015 April PAD Challenge: Day 27

Wow! After today’s poem, we’re looking at three days left. That’s just crazy. For today’s prompt, write a looking back poem. Of course, some people just glance over their shoulders, and others stop and turn all the way around. Some look back in time and weigh their successes and failures, evaluate things they could do better. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Linda Camacho of Prospect Agency

Linda is seeking: Adult, middle grade, and young adult fiction across all genres (romance, horror, fantasy, realistic, light sci-fi, and graphic novels). Select literary fiction (preferably with commercial bent). Diversity of all types (ethnicity, disability, sexuality, etc.). Show More Summary

2015 April PAD Challenge: Day 25

What an exciting month! One thing I tried to do this year was involve a few international judges, since we have participants from around the world. Today’s guest judge is definitely one of those: He’s from Canada, based in London, and today is in Paris. Show More Summary

How I Landed A Literary Agent & What You Can Learn From it: Kat Spears

The process of finding a literary agent or publisher is grueling and filled with rejection land mines. And, once published, there is no guarantee a book will be successful or that an author will sell a second book. A writer must be prepared...Show More Summary

Literary Agent Interview: Victoria Lowes of The Bent Agency

Victoria is looking for both commercial and literary fiction as well as young adult titles. Her favorite genres are historical fiction, suspense, mysteries, upmarket women’s fiction, and romance. The post Literary Agent Interview: Victoria Lowes of The Bent Agency appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

My Writing Wife: The Unusual Writing Partnership of Dylan Landis and Heather Sellers

In this guess post, authors Heather Sellers and Dylan Landis offer an inside look at their unique collaborative writing partnership through a conversation about their roles, routines and writing process. Do you have a writing partner?...Show More Summary

How I Landed A Literary Agent & What You Can Learn From it: Anne A. Wilson

I was forty-three when I wrote my first novel and realized I’d found my passion. Several years and four novels later, I finally decided to land an agent and get published. Here's how I found success. The post How I Landed A Literary Agent & What You Can Learn From it: Anne A. Wilson appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

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