Weekly Round-Up: 14 Things You Might Have Missed (and 1 to Add to Next-Week's Calendar)

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 a post again, we're creating a new Weekly Round-up series. Each Saturday, you can find every post from the previous week in one place.
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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 a post again, we're creating a new Weekly Round-up series. Each Saturday, you can find every post from the previous week in one place.

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5: The Magic Number
Over at The Writer's Dig, guests Nina Amir, Benjamin Sobieck, and Debbie Harmsen provide tips and questions for every writer aspiring to publication.

5 Things You Can Do to Bring Your Writing Ideas (and Career) to Life
5 Things Writers Should Know About Wattpad & the Future of Publishing
5 Key Questions Writers Should Ask When Revising Writing

How to Get a Literary Agent
You might have missed this week's New Leaf Literary Boot Camp on getting an agent, but Chuck Sambuchino's Guide to Literary Agents can still help you find an agent. See if new agent Melissa Nasson is right for you, and read an example of a successful query.

New Literary Agent Alert: Melissa Nasson of Rubin Preffer Content
Successful Queries: Agent Jessica Watterson and "The Heir and the Spare"

There Are No Rules
Whether you're interested in expert advice from published authors or exploring Writer's Digest advice from 1922, you'll learn something about taking your writing to the next level.

Why the Best Writing Is "Steeped in Knowledge"
How to Use Objects to Strengthen Your Characters
4 Free Extras From the New Writer's Digest
#ThrowbackThursday: Writer's Digest October 1922
Friday Reads: Chart Your Course with Author in Progress

New Poetic Forms to Use in the November Challenge
Preparing for the November PAD Chapbook Challenge, Robert Lee Brewer shared two forms with unique names for you to try out. If you want to practice for the challenge, try out the Wednesday Poetry Prompt: write a bulletin board poem.

Clogyrnach: Poetic Form
Rimas Dissolutas: Poetic Form

That's all from last week. Keep an eye out next week for updates from the Writer's Digest Novel Writing Conference, October 28-30 in Los Angeles, or register today to learn from authors Garth Stein, Jane Smiley, Christopher Rice, David Corbett, and others in person!

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Rannaigecht Mor Gairit: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the rannaigecht mor gairit, a variant form of the rannaigecht.

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The Writer, The Inner Critic, & The Slacker

Author and writing professor Alexander Weinstein explains the three parts of a writer's psyche, how they can work against the writer, and how to utilize them for success.

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Todd Stottlemyre: On Mixing and Bending Genres

Author Todd Stottlemyre explains how he combined fiction and nonfiction in his latest book and what it meant as a writer to share his personal experiences.

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Plot Twist Story Prompts: Take a Trip

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character take a trip somewhere.

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Making the Switch from Romance to Women’s Fiction

In this article, author Jennifer Probst explains the differences between romance and women's fiction, the importance of both, and how you can make the genre switch.

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Stephanie Wrobel: On Writing an Unusual Hero

Author Stephanie Wrobel explains how she came to write about mental illness and how it affects familial relationships, as well as getting inside the head of an unusual character.

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Who Are the Inaugural Poets for United States Presidents?

Here is a list of the inaugural poets for United States Presidential Inauguration Days from Robert Frost to Amanda Gorman. This post also touches on who an inaugural poet is and which presidents have had them at their inaugurations.

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Precedent vs. President (Grammar Rules)

Learn when to use precedent vs. president with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.

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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 554

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 future poem.