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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.

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Dismissing Stories That Aren’t From Books

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Dismissing Stories That Aren’t From Books

The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so we started this series to help identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's writing mistake is dismissing stories that aren’t from books.

Why You Should Beware Homophones

Why You Should Beware Homophones

Mistaking a word for a similar one is not an uncommon mistake, but an important one to catch when editing your work. Here, Audrey Wick shares why you should beware homophones and shares a homophone-catching test to practice with.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Blackmail

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Blackmail

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, one character blackmails another.

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

30 Poetry Prompts From 2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge

Get all 30 poetry prompts from the 15th annual November Poem-A-Day Chapbook Challenge here. Actually, 35 prompts if you're counting Two-for-Tuesday prompts!

How to Stalk Publishing Professionals on Social Media in an Appropriate Way

How to Stalk Publishing Professionals on Social Media in an Appropriate Way

Many people are self-professed "stalkers" on social media, whether they're following life events of friends or celebrities. But writers can learn quite a bit on social media by stalking publishing professionals too, and this post covers the appropriate way to do so.

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Samantha Vérant: On Romance and Recipes

Author Samantha Vérant discusses how her writing process changed while writing her new contemporary romance novel, The Spice Master at Bistro Exotique.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 633

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 warm up poem.

Do I Pitch Different to Agents vs. Editors?

Do I Pitch Different to Agents vs. Editors?

Every so often writers ask if they should pitch different to agents vs. editors. This post answers that question and provides some extra help on how to successfully pitch both.

Urban Legend

Urban Legend

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, feature an urban legend in your story.