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.
Who Tells Your Story?
Your fiction shouldn’t read like someone else wrote it. Follow two simple tips to make your fiction original.
You may have been inspired by Broadway-hit Hamilton to “write like you need it to survive,” but there’s more to learn from the titular character than just increased prolificacy. Find out What Fiction Writers Can Learn From Hamilton’s Character Flaws.
There is a lot for new writers to consider, so start with these articles:
- To break in as a freelance writer, personal essays might be your ticket.
- The game isn’t over once you’ve published. Here is what writers should do right after publication.
- Find out how to get noticed on social media as a first-time author.
- Self-publishing for the first time? Here’s what you need to know about book cover design.
For some literal breaking in (or, at least, something a bit closer), make sure you know the differences between crime novels, mystery novels, and thriller novels.
Agents and Opportunities
This week’s new literary agent alert is for Claire Easton of Painted Words. She is looking for author-illustrated picture books, as well as some middle-grade and young adult manuscripts.
For this week’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt, write a “one” poem.
This week’s Poetry Spotlight shines on Open Books, a bookstore in Seattle that specializes in poetry.