Weekly Round-Up: Fathers and First-Time Authors

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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.


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.