Weekly Round-Up: Don't Stop Believing

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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 another post, we've created a new weekly round-up series. Each Saturday, find the previous week's posts all in one place.

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A Long Journey

The path to publication can be a long one. It often (always?) includes some rejection. Read A Writer’s Reflections on Rejection to learn how to deal with it.

Check out A 30-year Writing Journey Finds Publishing Partner at Writer’s Digest Conference to understand why some books need that long road.

Then check out 9 Tips for the Publication Journey to make sure you're fully prepared.

The rewrite is another essential stop on the road of writing and publishing. Here are 10 Tips for (Re)Writing a Novel.

Agents and Opportunities

This week's agent spotlight shines on Danielle Burby of Nelson Literary. She is seeking all genres of YA and MG along with select passion projects on the adult side in women’s fiction, science fiction and fantasy, and mystery.

Poetic Asides

For this week's Wednesday Poetry Prompt, write a "snap judgment" poem. Then try out an Irish poetic form: the ae freislighe.

There are podcasts about pretty much any topic you could imagine, but did you know there are some great podcasts out there for poets? Check out the 10 Best Poetry Podcasts for Poets.

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Vintage WD: Poetry without Rhyme—Or Even Thees and Thous

In this article from 1977, children’s writer and poet Jean Conder Soule explores the question, “How will I know when I’ve written a poem?”

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 26

For the 2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets write a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Today's prompt is to write a thankful poem.

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Building Better Worlds: Five Tips to Guide Your Planning Process

Writer and WD editor Moriah Richard shares her top advice to help you fight world-building overwhelm and organize your story.

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Why I Write Mysteries

Mystery writer Nev March shares how she found herself writing historical mysteries and what she hopes readers will get from her storytelling.

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2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 25

For the 2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets write a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Today's prompt is to write an exaggerated poem.

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5 Tips on How to Write a Cunning but Cozy Mystery Novel

Author Jennifer J. Chow shares her expertise on what makes a great cozy mystery novel engaging and thrilling.

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2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 24

For the 2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets write a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Today's two-for-Tuesday prompt is to write a love and/or anti-love poem.

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Steal vs. Steel vs. Still (Grammar Rules)

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