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Need Some Writing Gifts for that Writer in Your Life (You, Perhaps)?

Writer's Digest's Christmas & Holiday Gifts for Writers is filled with great writing gift ideas that will not only help any aspiring author write better, but also take that big step to land a literary agent and get published. Click here to check it out.

Choosing holiday gifts for writers can be fun, but can also be a bit of a challenge. That's why we're here to help. Writer's Digest's Christmas & Holiday Gifts for Writers is filled with great writing gift ideas that will not only help any aspiring author write better, but also take that big step to land a literary agent and get published. Items on this list include books on writing, software to help you outline a manuscript, market listings of agents and publishers (and guidelines on how to submit to them), a complete blueprint to getting published, gift cards to the Writer's Digest Shop and more.

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With collections that bundle together popular writing essentials like How to Blog a Book and Writing 21st Century Fiction, it's the perfect holiday gift guide to help you give that writer in your life the best present of all—a chance to take his or her writing career to the next level. Check out this online catalog of Christmas & Holiday Gifts for Writers and pick up a gift today.

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

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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.

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Jessica Grose: On the Unsustainability of Parenting

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