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Weekly Round-Up: Author Interviews and Caring Choices

Every week our editors publish around 10 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.


From Screen to Page and Back Again

If you've written a screenplay, November is the perfect time to start adapting it into a novel. Not sure how? Check out Screenplay to Novel: 5 Steps to Novelizing a Script.

Season 2 of Stranger Things was released last night! Here are 6 Lessons Writers Can Learn from Netflix's Stranger Things.

Be Prepared

Are you an aspiring children's author? Check out Children’s Literary Agents Roundup: How to Write for Young Audiences for some great advice before preparing your query.

If you're planning a nonfiction book, get ready for some research. To learn how, read Research Tips for Writing Nonfiction.

Meet the Author

Learn about the writing process and the publishing journey from writers who have been there. First, meet Nic Stone, debut author of bestselling YA novel Dear Martin. Then check out An Interview with Award-Winning Author Bernice L. McFadden.

Creative Caring

It's important for writers to make time for self-care. Read Building Self-Care Habits: Refilling the Creativity Well to Write Your Best Work to find out how to make self-care a part of your routine.

People say that readers generally have more empathy than non-readers. What about writers? Check out Writing From Other Cultural Perspectives Encourages Empathy and Understanding.

Agents and Opportunities

This week's agent spotlight shines on Jennifer Chen Tran of Bradford Literary. She is seeking a variety of genres in both fiction and nonfiction.

Poetic Asides

Next Wednesday marks the beginning of the 10th annual November PAD Chapbook Challenge. For this week's Wednesday Poetry Prompt, write a poem using at least three of six words chosen by Robert.

Check out Why I Write Poetry: JR Simmang and consider submitting an essay that shares why you write poetry.

Interested in submitting an article for the 2019 Poet's Market? Find out more here.

Elizabeth Shick: On Research Through Immersion

Elizabeth Shick: On Research Through Immersion

Award-winning novelist Elizabeth Shick discusses the complete rewrite she devoted to her debut novel, The Golden Land.

6 Habits Writers Can Learn From Athletes

6 Habits Writers Can Learn From Athletes

Author and athlete Henriette Lazaridis shares six tips and habits that writers can learn from athletes.

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WD Presents: Last Chance to Nominate Your Favorite Writing Websites, Our Historical Fiction Virtual Conference, and More!

This week, we're excited to announce the deadline to nominate your favorite writing websites, our Historical Fiction Virtual Conference, and more!

4 Tips for Writing a Modern Retelling

4 Tips for Writing a Modern Retelling

From having reverence for the original to making it your own, author Nikki Payne shares four tips for writing a modern retelling.

Faint vs. Feint (Grammar Rules)

Faint vs. Feint (Grammar Rules)

Learn when to use faint vs. feint in your writing with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples. Plus, we answer whether it's "faint of heart" or "feint of heart."

6 Books to Cozy Up With This Winter | Book Recommendations

6 Books to Cozy Up With This Winter

Here are 6 book recommendation perfect for winter reading.

12 Things to Consider When Writing Fight Scenes in Fiction (FightWrite™)

12 Things to Consider When Writing Fight Scenes in Fiction (FightWrite™)

Trained fighter and author Carla Hoch shares 12 things all writers should consider when attempting to write effective fight scenes in fiction.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Unreal Character

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Unreal Character

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character turn out to be less than they seem.

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Next Steps

Here are the final steps for the 15th annual November PAD Chapbook Challenge! Use December and the beginning of January to revise and collect your poems into a chapbook manuscript. Here are some tips and guidelines.