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Writing is about more than putting pen to paper. With these additional writing resources, you can get feedback on your writing, learn to be a better writer, find agents and markets, and even explore self-publishing opportunities—all exclusively from Writer's Digest.
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Writing is about more than putting pen to paper. With these additional writing resources, you can get feedback on your writing, learn to be a better writer, find agents and markets, and even explore self-publishing opportunities—all exclusively from Writer's Digest.

Writing Resources, Writing Help

2nd Draft

Writers send their work to 2nd Draft Critique Service and get the specific, tailored advice they need to get an extra edge on the competition—and make their work more marketable. After a thorough evaluation of the submission, a hand-selected professional writer will give detailed feedback and recommendations. Writers learn not only what’s working in the writing, but what’s not, and—most importantly—how to fix it.

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Writer's Digest University

Writer's Digest University is the only program of web-based writing instruction developed by Writer’s Digest. Writer's Digest University combines the best of this world-class writing instruction with the convenience and immediacy of the internet to create a state-of-the-art learning environment.

Workshops have been developed by the best in the business—professionals who not only know about writing but about the teaching of writing. Instructors are published writers—as well as editors, educators, and seminar leaders providing feedback from an informed, professional source.

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Agent Alert: Hannah Andrade of Bradford Literary Agency

Agent Alert: Hannah Andrade of Bradford Literary Agency

Literary agent alerts (with this spotlight featuring Hannah Andrade of Bradford Literary Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.

3 Tips for Writing a Holiday Romance Novel

3 Tips for Writing a Holiday Romance Novel

Jenny Bayliss' new novel, A Season for Second Chances, takes place in a small seaside village with Christmas fast approaching. Here, she offers 3 tips for writing a holiday romance novel.

Sallie Tisdale: On the Power of Pop Culture

Sallie Tisdale: On the Power of Pop Culture

Author Sallie Tisdale discusses her deep dive into reality television to observe the power of pop culture for her new book, The Lie About the Truck.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 588

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 last poem.

The Differences in Writing a Memoir vs. a Novel

The Differences in Writing a Memoir vs. a Novel

Where fiction writing is about concealing emotional truth for interpretation, memoir is about exposing it for what it is. Writer Jenna Blum discusses the differences she experienced in writing a memoir vs. a novel.

17 Pros and Cons of Traditional Publishing vs. Self-Publishing

17 Pros and Cons of Traditional Publishing vs. Self-Publishing

When choosing your publishing journey, it's important to weigh the potential benefits and drawbacks in order to make the right decision for you and your work. Author Rick Lauber lays out 17 pros and cons of traditional publishing vs. self-publishing.

Spooky Season

Scary Season

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, write something that has to do with the scary season!

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Christopher Parker: On Learning to Let Go in the Publishing Process

Author Christopher Parker discusses how he celebrated small victories in writing his debut novel, The Lighthouse.

NovemberDecember2021CoverReveal

Writer's Digest November/December 2021 Cover Reveal

Revealing the November/December 2021 issue of Writer's Digest: Magical Writing. Featuring advice from R.F. Kuang, Alix E. Harrow, Maggie Stiefvater, Tobias Buckell, Ran Walker, and many more.