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.
Make sure to check out WD’s 101 Best Websites for Writers, including these three newbies.
A Matter of Life and Death
Learn How to Write Your Life from Babette Hughes, novelist, memoirist, and contributor to Huffington Post.
When you move on from (writing about) your own life, you may consider writing about the afterlife. Here are 5 Tips on Writing About the Afterlife.
Have you watched Netflix series 13 Reasons Why? Now check out 6 Tips on Writing from Jay Asher, author of the bestselling novel Thirteen Reasons Why.
Agents and Opportunities
This week’s agent update is for Roseanne Wells of The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency. She is seeking picture books, young adult fiction, and nonfiction. She is especially interested in diverse voices.
Find out what makes a successful query letter: Read an agent’s take on her client’s query letter for a debut novel.
We’re two weeks into our 10th Annual April PAD Challenge. Catch up on all of the prompts so far:
- Day 8: Write a “panic” poem.
- Day 9: Write a poem titled “So (blank),” replacing the blank with a word or phrase of your choice.
- Day 10: Write a travel poem.
- Day 11: Two-for-Tuesday! Write a sonnet, or write an anti-form poem.
- Day 12: Write a “guilty” poem.
- Day 13: Write a “family” poem.
- Day 14: Write a poem using a popular saying as the title.
Don’t be afraid to stand out from the pack. Develop your unique writing voice to distinguish you from every other writer. Learn how with Don’t Find Your Writing Voice—Accept It.
If you write short stories, it’s time to stretch yourself. Find out how to put together a story collection with Writing, Compiling, and Arranging Short Stories.