Every week our editors publish somewhere between 10 and 15 blog posts—but it can be hard to keep up amidst the busyness of everyday life. To make sure you never miss another post, we’ve created a new weekly round-up series. Each Saturday, find the previous week’s posts all in one place. Making a Change You may think the best way to create twists in your novels is through plot choices, but that’s […]
In the last few years, girls in titles have infiltrated bookstores and subsequently movie theaters. Why are they so popular? Why should (or shouldn’t) you give your novel one of those coveted Girl titles? Here's what you need to know.
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One goal of these poetry spotlights, for me, is to share different things happening in the poetry world. After all, one of the great strengths of poetry is its diversity. After at the Haiku Society of America, let’s look at another poetry organization: National Federation of State Poetry Societies. As always, I appreciate all poetry spotlight ideas people send my way. Keep them coming at email@example.com with the subject line: […]
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Thriller writer Steven Kohlhagen shares his method for creating twists and turns throughout his novels—letting his characters dictate the ride.
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Debut author Meg Eden explains the importance of bylines from literary magazines before pursuing literary representation.
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Yesterday was my birthday. I turned 39, which I consider my sestina year. It’s also divisible by three, so I came up with three possible prompts for today. Pick one, two, or all of the following prompts: Write a form poem. Sestina, sonnet, haiku, clogyrnach, golden shovel, etc. Write an anti-form poem. Don’t like forms? Vent about it. Or just bust free verse. Write a birthday poem. ***** Order the […]
A few weeks ago, I posted about “Why I Write Poetry” and encouraged others to share their thoughts, stories, and experiences for future guest posts. I’ve already received so many, and I hope they keep coming in (details on how to contribute below). Thank you! Today’s “Why I Write Poetry” post comes from Barton Smock, who comes at this prompt through the early experiences of his life and that of […]
You've been going to the same bar every night for the past five years. In fact, you're such a regular that when you enter the, the other patrons yell your name and the bartender already has your drink waiting for you. But then one Friday you arrive and no one seems to recognize you, not even the bartender. What's going on?
Debut author Michael Haspil details five tips for surviving a long production cycle with your novel, including knowing when to vent and when to celebrate—and why you should always write.
Here are the results of the Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge for rimas dissolutas. There were a lot of fun poems, but only 10 can be finalists and just one can win. Read all of them here. Here is the winning poem: About Love, by Lelawattee Manoo-Rahming There are days when love is sweaty, when even a thin camisole is too much to wear and wet-clings to a body bothered […]