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!

6 Books Perfect for Fall Reading

6 Books Perfect for Fall Reading

Whether you're looking for something cozy or a little spooky, these books are perfect for the fall season.

NaNoWriMo: To Prep or Not to Prep?

NaNoWriMo: To Prep or Not to Prep?

When it comes to a 30 day writing challenge like NaNoWriMo, do you need to prep beforehand to achieve success? Well, that might depend on what kind of writer you are.

Sarah Echavarre Smith: On Going for the Out-There Ideas

Sarah Echavarre Smith: On Going for the Out-There Ideas

Copywriter and author Sarah Echavarre Smith discusses the process of writing her new romance novel, On Location.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 583

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 fall poem.

5 Thrilling Adventure Terms Every Writer Should Know (And Why)

5 Thrilling Adventure Terms Every Writer Should Know (And Why)

For over a decade, author Joshua Glenn has been researching adventure-related terms. Now, he's sharing what he's learned for other writers to add to their lexicon.

Moral Compass

Moral Compass

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, write about someone with an unfailing moral compass.

Daniel Levin Becker: On the Forgotten Art of Letter Writing

Daniel Levin Becker: On the Forgotten Art of Letter Writing

Author, translator, and editor Daniel Levin Becker discusses his hopes for future letter writing like those featured in the new anthology, Dear McSweeney's: Two Decades of Letters to the Editor from Writers, Readers, and the Occasional Bewildered Consumer.

e.g. vs. i.e. (Grammar Rules)

e.g. vs. i.e. (Grammar Rules)

Let's look at the differences between e.g. and i.e. with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.

20 Authors Share Their Biggest Surprise in the Writing Process

20 Authors Share Their Biggest Surprises in the Writing Process

Experienced writers know to expect the unexpected. Here are surprises in the writing process from 20 authors, including Amanda Jayatissa, Paul Neilan, Kristin Hannah, and Robert Jones, Jr.