For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Little (blank);” replace the blank with a new word or phrase; make the new phrase the title of your poem; and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: “Little Ghost,” “Little Drummer Boy,” and “Little Do You Know.” Okay, those are all song titles, but you get the idea. ***** Order the Poet’s Market! The 2018 Poet’s Market, edited by Robert Lee Brewer, includes […]
Today’s guest post from Brett Elizabeth Jenkins aims at a different type of goal than many writers might aim for: 100 rejections in one year! She says, “I guess it boils down to one simple rule: send out your work like you believe in it. Don’t act like you’re aiming for rejections, even though you totally are.” Brett Elizabeth Jenkins is a Minneapolis-based writer and teacher. She is the author […]
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As major media outlets raise the question of whether sensitivity readers represent censorship, Anna Hecker offers her experience working with one.
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You are showering one morning when you notice a tattoo on your body that you're quite sure you don't remember getting. What is it, how did you get it, and what does it mean?
Writer-director Douglas McGrath chats about "shrinking" Dickens' classic, Nicholas Nickleby, into a Golden Globe nominee.
It can be impossible to write and worry about what other people will think of your work. Here, William Kenower offers thoughts on overcoming the need to focus on those external opinions.
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Is there a magic formula you can use to consistently come up with great story ideas for your books? Tim Knox offers up one idea.
From Toni Morrison to Jesmyn Ward, we've selected some thought-provoking quotes on writing by black American writers who have led—and some of whom continue to lead—the charge in making the writing world more inclusive.
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Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published Book Awards is currently open for submissions. This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for self-published books.
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Genova writes novels chronicling the fate of ordinary people who are diagnosed with extraordinary and often fatal neurological diseases.
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