Weekly Round-Up: Fathers and First-Time Authors

Author:
Publish date:

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.

wr_icon

Happy Father's Day!

To celebrate Father's Day, make sure to check out 7 Quotes From Writers About Dads.

Breaking In …

If you hope to be published, there are many difficulties to face. Check out How to Stay Sane While Working on Your Debut for tips on making it through.

Read Debut Authors Tell All: Mike Malbrough, Picture Book Author for even more tips on making it as a debut author.

… And Continuing Onwards

The work isn't over just because you've been published. In 5 Things All Writers Should Know When Writing a Second Novel, find out about WD Editorial Director Jessica Strawser's experience working on her second novel, Not That I Could Tell (and get a look at its recently released cover!).

Sometimes, authors finally get their big break a few books into their careers when they change things up. Learn more in Breaking Out by Changing It Up: Write Something New.

Agents and Opportunities

This week, catch an agent update for Becky LeJeune of the Bond Literary Agency. She is seeking commercial YA and adult projects in the following genres: speculative fiction (horror, SFF, and all sub genres), mystery/suspense, thrillers, historical fiction, and general/literary fiction.

When you go the self-publishing route, you have the opportunity to choose your own editor. Read How to Work with a Freelance Editor: An Indie Author’s Experience to learn how to go about getting an editor.

Poetic Asides

For this week's Wednesday Poetry Prompt, write a "Land of (blank)" poem.

Why do you write poetry? Check out Why I Write Poetry: Robert Lee Brewer and consider submitting your own essay that shares why you write poetry.

shook_vs_shaked_vs_shaken_grammar_rules_robert_lee_brewer

Shook vs. Shaked vs. Shaken (Grammar Rules)

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

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 30

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 exit poem.

writer's digest wd presents

WD Presents: New Online Courses and Manuscript Critique

This week, we’re excited to announce courses in blogging and memoir writing, manuscript critique services, and more.

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 29

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 wanting blank poem.

2020_creative_gifts_for_writers

2020 Creative Gift Ideas for Writers

Searching for something special for that special someone who loves to write? Check out our 2020 creative gift ideas for writers with a range of fun gifts for the wordsmiths in your life.

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 28

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 remix poem.

Omeara_11:27

Going Viral: Writing From the Hopeful Heart

Author Kitty O'Meara shares her experience of going viral online and how that led to some exciting publishing opportunities.

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 27

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 what's next poem.

plot_twist_story_prompts_an_invitation_robert_lee_brewer

Plot Twist Story Prompts: An Invitation

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, give a character an invitation.