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WD Presents: Romance Writing Virtual Conference, 6 WDU Courses, and More!

This week, we're excited to announce the Romance Writing Virtual Conference, six WDU courses, and more!

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Gaslighting in Romance: From Jane Eyre to the Present Day (and Why Writers Should Care)

Gaslighting in Romance: From Jane Eyre to the Present Day (and Why Writers Should Care)

Gaslighting can work its way into the backstory of a character, but it can also be misused. Here, author Emma Barry discusses gaslighting in romance.

Brad Taylor: On Real-Life Threats Inspiring Thriller Novels

Brad Taylor: On Real-Life Threats Inspiring Thriller Novels

Author and veteran Brad Taylor discusses the research that led to his new thriller novel, The Devil’s Ransom.

How Roleplaying Helps Our Writing—and Our Marriage

How Role-Playing Helps Our Writing—and Our Marriage

As co-writing partners who fully embody the stories they tell in their writing process, authors Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka share how role-playing helps their writing, and their marriage.

How To Get Started in Copywriting

How To Get Started in Copywriting

From writing and reading to majoring outside of journalism, copywriter and author Robert W. Bly shares how to get started in copywriting.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 640

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a pursuit poem.

Writing Light When the World Is Heavy

Writing Light When the World Is Heavy

Author Audrey Burges makes a case for spending time with details when writing light when the world is heavy.

Winter Woes

Winter Woes

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, your character is not happy with the cold weather.

Richard Hurowitz: On Finding Heroism in History

Richard Hurowitz: On Finding Heroism in History

Author Richard Hurowitz discusses the process of writing his new history book, In the Garden of the Righteous.

New Village Press: Market Spotlight

New Village Press: Market Spotlight

For this market spotlight, we look at New Village Press, a publisher focused exclusively on grassroots community building.

From Script

Should I Give Up the Writers’ Group I Started? (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, gain insight on how to gauge if it’s time to move on from your writers’ group and take inventory on what’s working and not working for your writing trajectory.

How a Diagnosis of MS Inspired an Emmy-Nominated Author

How a Diagnosis of MS Inspired an Emmy-Nominated Author

Author and editor Meredith Berlin discusses how her MS diagnosis inspired her to finish her novel.

Tess Sharpe: On Switching Between Thriller and Romance

Tess Sharpe: On Switching Between Thriller and Romance

Author Tess Sharpe discusses the original inspiration for her new YA romance, 6 Times We Almost Kissed (And One Time We Did).

Sheila Liming: On Nurturing Human Relationships

Sheila Liming: On Nurturing Human Relationships

Author Sheila Liming discusses her call-to-arms for social interaction in her new book, Hanging Out.

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WD Presents: 5 WDU Courses, Agent One-on-One Boot Camp Last Call, and More!

This week, we're excited to announce five WDU courses, the last call to register for our Agent One-on-One Boot Camp, and more!

Yaffa S. Santos: On the Magic of Intersectional Identity

Yaffa S. Santos: On the Magic of Intersectional Identity

Author Yaffa S. Santos discusses how the idea morphed throughout the writing process of her new novel, A Touch of Moonlight.

Marshal vs Martial vs Marital (Grammar Rules)

Marshal vs. Martial vs. Marital (Grammar Rules)

Let's look at the differences between marshal, martial, and marital with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.

5 Changes I’m Making to My Writing Process This Year

5 Changes I’m Making to My Writing Process This Year

Editor Michael Woodson reflects on past writing ups and downs and lists five changes he's making to his writing process this year.

Historical Anachronisms in Romance: or, Why Historical Romance is the Only Place You’ll Find Dukes With All Their Teeth

Historical Anachronisms in Romance: or, Why Historical Romance is the Only Place You’ll Find Dukes With All Their Teeth

When does historical accuracy go too far, and how often is it gatekeeping? Author Elizabeth Everett discusses historical anachronisms in romance.

Kyla Zhao: On Writing Away Homesickness

Kyla Zhao: On Writing Away Homesickness

Author Kyla Zhao discusses writing the book she wanted to read with her debut novel, The Fraud Squad.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Correct Conspiracy

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Correct Conspiracy

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, a conspiracy theory is proven true.

4 Tips for Writing Historical Fantasy Fiction

4 Tips for Writing Historical Fantasy Fiction

The photograph that inspired author Amanda Glaze to write her novel was only the beginning. Here, she shares four tips for writing a historical fantasy fiction.

Chitra Divakaruni: On Capturing the Struggle for Independence

Chitra Divakaruni: On Capturing the Struggle for Independence

Award-winning author Chitra Divakaruni discusses the human side of India’s fight for independence in her new historical novel, Independence.

These Words Were Meant for You: Publishing Thoughts for the Minority Writer

These Words Were Meant for You: Publishing Thoughts for the Minority Writer

A new diagnosis led author Maria Dong to examine common writerly advice and who that advice benefits. Here, she discusses publishing for the minority writer.

Income Tax Management for a Freelancer

Income Tax Management for a Freelancer

Being your own boss is a reality for many full-time writers, but being your own boss means tracking your income in a unique way. Here, C. Hope Clark discusses income tax management for a freelancer.