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Craft an Editorial Calendar for Your Blog

Time for Day 2 of this 8-part series on blogging. Yesterday, I shared why bloggers should create a niche for their blogs. Today, I’m going to cover one of the more important tools a blogger can pair with that niche: the editorial calendar. Show More Summary

9 Ways to a Faster Book Deal

Think there’s nothing you can do to help your submission’s chances? Think again. The post 9 Ways to a Faster Book Deal appeared first on

Create a Niche for Your Blog

Over the years, I’ve found a great deal of success through my blogging efforts, whether with my Poetic Asides blog on poetry or my more personal My Name Is Not Bob blog. Those efforts have led to freelance opportunities, recognition, and more. Show More Summary

Virginia Quarterly Review: Monday Market Spotlight

This week’s Monday Market Spotlight just opened poetry submissions last week, but poets better act fast, because the reading period closes again soon. This week’s spotlight is Virginia Quarterly Review (also known as VQR). Virginia Quarterly...Show More Summary

Dream Big: A Message for Writers Everywhere

This is for the dreamers, the believers, for those who thrive on the hope of fulfilling the potential we’ve all been blessed with. The post Dream Big: A Message for Writers Everywhere appeared first on

Writing for the Soul: 5 (Less Conventional) Tips

I’ve just published my second book in the Storm Siren trilogy (thank you, HarperCollins) – and I’ll be honest with you. There are days I absolutely love what I do (like SERIOUSLY adore it)…but there are also days (or even weeks) I don’t ever want to see my computer screen again. Show More Summary

The Mysterious Call

Your phone rings in the middle of the night. An indiscernible voice speaks: “There is a car waiting for you outside your house. Get inside. You don’t want to ignore this.” Your spouse rolls over, eyes squinting, and says, “Everything okay?” What happens next? The post The Mysterious Call appeared first on

Build Your Poetry Writing Skills

Build your poetry writing skills working with a published poet in the six-week Advanced Poetry Writing course offered by Writer’s Digest University. The workshop will consist of six one-week sessions, focused on feedback and critique. Show More Summary

Writing a Scene with Good Dialogue and Narration

Here's how to explore the functions of dialogue and narration in a scene, so that you can find the mix that’s right for your novel. The post Writing a Scene with Good Dialogue and Narration appeared first on

5 Minutes to Writing Better Guns and Knives

A guest post by Benjamin Sobieck 1. Switchblades Are Out, Assisted Opening Knives Are In Switchblades (aka “automatic knives”) are still around, but they’ve grown gray hair and moved to Florida. How stereotypical. Since the mid-’90s, there’s a new whippersnapper on the block with all the benefits of switchblades and few of the legal restrictions. Show More Summary

Writing the Classic Picture Book – Webinar with Jodell Sadler and Allison Moore

In this live 90-minute webinar instructor (and literary agent) Jodell Sadler and instructor (and editor) Allison Moore, Assistant Editor at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, share their tips on preparing your manuscript for publication. Show More Summary

A Holy Night – 15th Annual Short Short Story Competition

Recently, Writer’s Digest published the Show Us Your Shorts Collection, which features the top 25 winning stories from the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition. It came to our attention that Patricia Lee’s “A Holy Night,” which came in 14th place, had the last sentence missing from its page. Show More Summary

7 Tips For Writing About Trauma

Research has proven that writing about traumatic events, if done properly, can be beneficial. I spent nearly a decade working on a memoir about my brother’s suicide, our lives, and my grief. Here’s what I learned along the way. The post 7 Tips For Writing About Trauma appeared first on

Black Warrior Review: Monday Market Spotlight

Sometimes it’s not so much about where you submit your poetry, but when. That’s because several publications have specific reading periods (that sometimes shift without notice). Today’s spotlight market is currently open to poetry submissions: Black Warrior Review. Show More Summary

Call for Submissions: See Your Story in WD!

We want YOU to fill in the blank: “It’s NEVER Too Late To …”  Make Your Writing Dreams Come True! When it comes to your writing, did you finally get around to doing that thing you’ve always wanted to do? Every day, writers everywhere...Show More Summary

From Random Page to Story

Grab the book, magazine, or newspaper nearest you and open up to a random page. Start your story with the first line at the top of the page and end your story with the last line at the bottom of the page. The post From Random Page to Story appeared first on

Top 10 (Normal) Struggles When Writing a Novel

When you're struggling to write, it's important to know you're not alone. Here are 10 common challenges all of us writers have to deal with from time to time. The post Top 10 (Normal) Struggles When Writing a Novel appeared first on

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 309

For this week’s prompt, write a poem just as something changes or is about to change. I guess this could mean big sweeping political or social changes, but what initially prompted this prompt (for me) was thinking about that moment when a candle is lit (or blown out), a room is entered, or an unexpected touch. Show More Summary

Your Story 67

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 Show More Summary

Don’t Muzzle (or Muffle) Your Writing Voice

Many writers, particularly younger ones, struggle to find their voice: the word choice, the cadence, the tone, the very punctuation—the stuff that slyly suggests or that screams that you wrote it. Here's how to find yours and use it to your advantage. The post Don’t Muzzle (or Muffle) Your Writing Voice appeared first on

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