Weekly Round-Up: Author Interviews and Caring Choices

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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.


I Spy

Every writer needs a little inspiration once and a while. For today's prompt, someone is watching your narrator ... but there's a twist.

Brian Freeman: On "Rebooting" Another Writer's Legacy

Brian Freeman: On "Rebooting" Another Writer's Legacy

In this article, Brian Freeman, author of Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Treachery, discusses how he took up the mantle of a great series and made it his own.

Sole vs. Soul (Grammar Rules)

Sole vs. Soul (Grammar Rules)

Learn how to distinguish the sole from the soul with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.

How to Make the Most of a Virtual Writing Workshop or Conference

How to Make the Most of a Virtual Writing Workshop or Conference

In this brave new world of virtual learning and social distance, Kristy Stevenson helps us make the most of the virtual conference.

When Is Historical Accuracy Inaccurate?

When Is Historical Accuracy Inaccurate?

Writers of historical fiction must always ride the line between factual and fictitious. Here, author Terry Roberts discusses how to navigate that line.

What Is Creative Nonfiction in Writing?

What Is Creative Nonfiction in Writing?

In this post, we look at what creative nonfiction (also known as the narrative nonfiction) is, including what makes it different from other types of fiction and nonfiction writing and more.

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WD Presents: Four WDU Courses, a Competition Deadline Reminder, and More!

This week, we’re excited to announce four WDU courses, a Competition deadline reminder, and more!

Funny You Should Ask: What Is Going to Be the Next Big Trend in Fiction?

Funny You Should Ask: What Is Going to Be the Next Big Trend in Fiction?

Funny You Should Ask is a humorous and handy column by literary agent Barbara Poelle. In this edition, she discusses the next big fiction trend, and whether or not all books are the same.

From Script

A Change in Entertainment Business Currency and Disrupting Storytelling with Historical Significance (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, learn about how crypto currency is making a wave in the entertainment business, what percentages really mean in film financing, the pros and cons of writing partnerships, an exclusive interview with three-time NAACP Image Awards nominee, co-creator and former showrunner of CBS’ 'S.W.A.T.' Aaron Rahsaan Thomas and more!