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Happy Holidays to Everyone!

I am going to take a break from the blog for a few days. I'll pick up again before the new year and then have all kinds of exciting content for writers in January. Speaking of January, get pumped for a new year with all kinds of new possibilities!

If you have some time, don't forget that this blog has 3.5 years worth of material on it. I've interviewed more than 140 agents, posted 48 successful query letters, profiled about 75 or so new agents seeking writers, and corralled at least 100 guest columns from amazing novelists and authors. There is a lot of good content in the archives here -- check it out. Happy holidays, everyone! Be safe and keep writing.

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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 614

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 summer poem.

Give Your Characters a Psych Eval

Give Your Fictional Characters a Psych Eval

TV writer, producer, and novelist Joshua Senter explains why characters can do absolutely anything, but it's important to give them a psych eval to understand what can lead them there.

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Writer's Digest Presents: Vacation Reads (Podcast, Episode 6)

In the sixth episode of the Writer's Digest Presents podcast, we talk about what makes for a good vacation read, plus a conversation with authors Steven Rowley and Jessica Strawser and our first ever WD Book Club selection from debut author Grace D. Li.

Trend Chaser

Trend Chaser

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, an attempt to join an online trend has gone wrong.

Ava Reid: On Literary Traditions and Family History

Ava Reid: On Literary Traditions and Family History

Author Ava Reid discusses how her love for a certain Grimms' fairytale led her to write her new fantasy novel, Juniper & Thorn.

Doing Better: Building Your DEIJ-B Muscle as a Writer

Doing Better: Building Your DEIJ-B Muscle as a Writer

Author Faye Snowden discusses the importance of authors to write diversely and offers tips and resources to help along the never-ending process of doing better.

Lauren Ho: On Exploring Heavier Topics in Romance

Lauren Ho: On Exploring Heavier Topics in Romance

Author Lauren Ho discusses combining heavier themes with laugh-out-loud humor in her new contemporary romance novel, Lucie Yi is Not a Romantic.

Ashley M. Coleman: On the Importance of Writing Rituals

Ashley M. Coleman: On the Importance of Writing Rituals

Author Ashley M. Coleman discusses how a decade in the music industry led her to write her debut novel, Good Morning, Love.

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WD Presents: Our July/August Cover Reveal, 6 WDU Courses, and More!

This week, we're excited to announce our July/August 2022 cover reveal, 6 WDU courses, and more!