Camp NaNoWriMo: Take Our “What Kind of Camper Are You?” Quiz

Here, the Camp NaNoWriMo team has shared a special quiz for campers (and any writer!) to determine which camper personality matches yours. Are you an adventurer, or are you more relaxed—or are you the glamping type? Find out here.
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We're about half way through the April session of Camp NaNoWriMo and having a blast with our spring projects.

If you haven't heard of Camp NaNoWriMo, it's a virtual writer’s retreat—an extension of November's National Novel Writing Month—designed for maximum flexibility and creativity. Camp NaNo offers sessions in both April and July, welcoming word-count goals up to 1 million. Campers can tackle any project they’d like, including new novel drafts, revision, poetry, scripts, and short stories.

5 Habits to Help You Go from NaNoWriMo to Published Author

Here, the Camp NaNoWriMo team has shared a special quiz for campers (and any writer!) to determine which camper personality matches yours. Are you an adventurer, or are you more relaxed—or are you the glamping type? Find out below—and be sure to sign up for camp NaNoWriMo!

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30 Days to a Finished Novel Kit

In the 30 Days to a Finished Novel Kit value pack, award-winning authors share practical techniques for developing plots, staying motivated and managing competing priorities during the novel writing process. With sample worksheets, schedules and outlines from best-selling stories to guide you, you'll get your novel idea on paper in the quickest and most efficient way possible. You'll be armed with every tool you need to get creativity flowing, stay motivated and complete a best-seller in only 30 days! Get it here.

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Who Are the Inaugural Poets for United States Presidents?

Here is a list of the inaugural poets for United States Presidential Inauguration Days from Robert Frost to Amanda Gorman. This post also touches on who an inaugural poet is and which presidents have had them at their inaugurations.

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Precedent vs. President (Grammar Rules)

Learn when to use precedent vs. president with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.

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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 554

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 future poem.

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New Agent Alert: Tasneem Motala of The Rights Factory

New literary agent alerts (with this spotlight featuring Tasneem Motala of The Rights Factory) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.

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Timothy Miller: The Alluring Puzzle of Fact and Fiction

Screenwriter and novelist Timothy Miller explains how he came to write historical fiction and how research can help him drive his plot.

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Dr. Munish Batra and Keith R.A. DeCandido: Entertainment and Outrage

Authors Dr. Munish Batra and Keith R.A. DeCandido explain how they came to co-write their novel and why it's important to them that the readers experience outrage while reading.

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Incite vs. Insight (Grammar Rules)

Learn when to use incite vs. insight with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.

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Jane K. Cleland: On Writing the Successful Long-Running Series

Award-winning mystery author Jane K. Cleland describes what it's like to write a long-running book series and offers expert advice for the genre writer.