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Today’s task is something new that I haven’t done in previous challenges, but I feel like it may be one of the more important skills to learn while doing all the other extracurricular stuff. Step Away for Your Writing For today’s platform-building task, I want you to step away for your writing. Show More Summary
Writing is about getting down to it, about finding your way into the moment and sustaining the energy for as long as you can effectively. But the REAL writing is during revision. The post The Art of Writing is in the Rewriting appeared first on WritersDigest.com.
If you were able to take advantage of the Twitter chats yesterday, great! If not, no worries. We’ll have another one on the 20th–probably just at the 11 a.m. time. It’ll be a good chance to ask questions and catch up with everyone. The...Show More Summary
Author Katherine Valdez interviewed fellow author Donna Conner, to ask her about the process of getting an agent, her new book SKINNY, and other writing tips. How did you meet your agent? I submitted Skinny to my top 10 dream agents....Show More Summary
Prompt: Write a short story, of 700 words or fewer, that begins with the following sentence: The difference is, I lie for a reason. You can be funny, poignant, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story. Use the submission form below OR email your submission directly to email@example.com. Show More Summary
Dispensing writing tips is risky business. I do it for a living, and I’ve developed a sort of virtual crash helmet to handle incoming flack. While some things about writing are universally true – in the same way that gravity is there even if you don’t believe in gravity – others are more negotiable. Show More Summary
A big part of social networking (both online and off) is joining in on the conversation and connecting with other people who have similar interests. Some writers are naturals at this; many others not so much (but don’t worry, I’ve been in the “not so much” category more than the “naturals” category throughout my life–so it can be done). Show More Summary
Writer's Digest Jessica Strawser lands an agent and a two-book deal. Here's a sneak peek at how she did it (and what it means for the Writer's Digest staff). The post How I Got My Agent—And Book Deal: Writer’s Digest Editor Edition appeared first on WritersDigest.com.
It’s hard to believe we’re already 12 days into this challenge, but here we are. Before we get started with today’s task, I just wanted to let people know that it’s okay if you have to complete tasks in a different order than presented in this challenge. Show More Summary
Welcome to the 19th (free!) “Dear Lucky Agent” Contest on the GLA blog. This is a FREE recurring online contest with agent judges and super-cool prizes. Here’s the deal: With every contest, the details are essentially the same, but the niche itself changes—meaning each contest is focused around a specific category or two. Show More Summary
On Day 3 of the 2015 October Platform Challenge, the task was to create (or improve) a writing blog. Several writers took the challenge and shared their blog URLs. I’ve collected them in the list below. Bloggers of the 2015 October Platform...Show More Summary
If it feels like everything feeds into something else during this challenge, there’s a reason for that. For instance, today’s task would be difficult to accomplish if you did not join Facebook, join Twitter, and make a new post on your blog yesterday. Show More Summary
She is seeking: As a literary agent, Anjali Singh of Ayesha Pande Literary is looking for new voices, character-driven fiction or nonfiction works that reflect an engagement with the world around us, literary thrillers, memoirs, YA literature and graphic novels. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Anjali Singh of Ayesha Pande Literary appeared first on WritersDigest.com.
One key to platform-building success is consistency. So for the duration of this month, we’ll be posting a new blog post each Saturday. But I’ll have a different focus each time. This week’s focus is… Include Call to Action in Blog Post For today’s platform-building task, make a new post on your blog and include a call to action. Show More Summary
Jamie Ford is the New York Times bestselling author of Songs of Willow Frost and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet—which was an IndieBound NEXT List Selection, a Borders Original Voices Selection, a Barnes & Noble Book Club Selection, Pennie’s Pick at Costco, a Target Bookmarked Club Pick, and a National Bestseller. Show More Summary
As you may have noticed from the beginning of this challenge, I like a good plan. I also like blogging. Today’s task brings both of those actions together. Create an Editorial Calendar For today’s platform-building task, create an editorial calendar for your blog. Show More Summary
GIVEAWAY! Jody is excited to give away a free ebook copy of her novel to a random commenter. Comment within 2 weeks. Jody Holford, co-author of 2015 novel DANGEROUS LOVE, shares her long winding journey to landing her agent Fran Black of Literary Counsel. The post How I Got My Literary Agent: Write, Write, and Write Again appeared first on WritersDigest.com.
Well, we’ve made it through a week of platform-building tasks already, and we’re starting on week today. I hope you’ve been enjoying it–or at least, getting something out of it. Find and Share a Helpful Article For today’s platform-building task, find and share a helpful article that is relevant to your target audience. Show More Summary
Writing a novel in 30 days can be quite a challenging task, physically, mentally and emotionally. Go into it prepared with this quick-and-easy guide. The post Your NaNoWriMo Survival Guide: Before, During & After appeared first on WritersDigest.com.
When discipline and caffeine aren’t enough to fuel you to the finish line, the writing community might just carry you the rest of the way. Before you decide to run a write-a-thon alone, read this. The post What Makes NaNoWriMo Work appeared first on WritersDigest.com.