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.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Under the Influence

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Under the Influence

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, let a character fall under the influence of something or someone.

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Suspended: Writer's Digest Personal Essay Awards Winner

Congratulations to J.E. Stamper, grand prize winner of the Writer's Digest Personal Essay Awards. Here's his winning essay, "Suspended."

Planting Clues: Red Herrings That Fool but Don't Frustrate Your Readers

Planting Clues: Red Herrings That Fool but Don't Frustrate Your Readers

Want to know how to keep your readers engaged and entertained with your mystery novel? Let these six tips from thriller author Kris Calvin guide you!

April PAD Challenge

2021 April PAD Challenge: Day 15

Write a poem every day of April with the 2021 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today's prompt, write a blank story poem.

Kristin Beck: On Writing Quickly and Publishing Slowly

Kristin Beck: On Writing Quickly and Publishing Slowly

Debut novelist Kristin Beck shares what it was like to write her historical fiction novel Courage, My Love and why she was so thankful for a slow publishing process.

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Whitney Hill: Self-Published E-Book Awards Winner

Whitney Hill, winner of the 8th Annual WD Self-Published E-Book Awards, talks fan fiction, creating her own stories, and why she chose to self-publish.

8 Tips to Build Your Supportive Writing Network

8 Tips to Build Your Supportive Writing Network

Writing can be a solitary activity ... but it doesn't have to be. Let author Gale Massey give you some tips for building a supportive writing network.

April PAD Challenge

2021 April PAD Challenge: Day 14

Write a poem every day of April with the 2021 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today's prompt, write a "from where you're sitting" poem.

Tension in Poetry: The Hidden Art of Line-Writing

Tension in Poetry: The Hidden Art of Line-Writing

Writer and editor Matthew Daddona explains how to easily create tension in your poems and how that adds weight to your message.