Every week our editors publish somewhere between 10 and 15 blog posts—but it can be hard to keep up amidst the busyness of everyday life. To make sure you never miss another post, we’ve created a new weekly round-up series. Each Saturday, find the previous week’s posts all in one place.
Have Some Fun
Stumped about what book to read next? Let this flowchart make the decision for you.
It’s summer! That means it’s time for camp, right? Join Camp NaNoWriMo and get that novel written. Check out the Top 5 Reasons Every Writer Should Join Camp NaNoWriMo to learn more.
To have fun while working on your romantic thriller novel, ask yourself, “How can I make things worse?” Read 6 Ways to Improve Your Romantic Thriller Novel to find out how that can help.
Agents and Opportunities
This week, meet agent Anjali Singh of Ayesha Pande Literary. She is seeking graphic novels (YA and adult), memoir, and literary fiction.
When it comes to opportunities for finding agents, sending query letters is just the beginning. Check out The Power of Contests: Create Your Own Luck for one author’s story of finding an agent through a contest.
After you’re convinced that a contest might be worth your time, find some practical advice in Preparing for Twitter Pitching Contests, Including #SFFpit This Week!
Finally, don’t forget the importance of in-person interactions. Read An Agent’s Perspective: Why You Should Be Attending Conferences & Workshops as a Writer to learn more.
This week’s poetry spotlight shines on Poetry Slam Inc. Learn more about the organization and this year’s main event here.
Reasons for Writing
Writers are often told to get personal, but you may worry that writing about family will hit a little too close to home. Read Why I Write About My Parents, and consider writing about your own parents.
Why do you write poetry? Check out Why I Write Poetry: Nurit Israeli and consider submitting an essay that shares why you write poetry.