Weekly Round-Up: Writing With Friends

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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.

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The Writing Life

For many, writing is more than a career or a hobby: It's a life-changer. Read How Writing Saved My Life for more.

Writing doesn't have to be about one individual hiding away from the world. If you're of the mindset that "two heads are better than one," find a friend and check out The Art of Collaboration: 10 Tips for Writing Success.

Agents and Opportunities

This week's new literary agent alert is for Kimberly Jago of Jago Ciro Entertainment. She is seeking books with strong voices, rich landscapes, and an air of the mysterious and fantastic geared towards young adults.

Are you considering working with a small publisher? Read The Pros & Cons of Working with a Small Publisher to help you make your decision.

Check out the latest edition of 7 Things I’ve Learned So Far for some motivational advice.

Poetic Asides

Happy belated Random Acts of Poetry Day! You may have missed the official day, but when isn't a good day to randomly share poetry with friends? Check out 8 Ways to Rock Random Acts of Poetry Day! for some ideas.

For this week's Wednesday Poetry Prompt, write a "recognition" poem.

Poetic Forms

Rannaigecht Mor Gairit: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the rannaigecht mor gairit, a variant form of the rannaigecht.

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The Writer, The Inner Critic, & The Slacker

Author and writing professor Alexander Weinstein explains the three parts of a writer's psyche, how they can work against the writer, and how to utilize them for success.

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Todd Stottlemyre: On Mixing and Bending Genres

Author Todd Stottlemyre explains how he combined fiction and nonfiction in his latest book and what it meant as a writer to share his personal experiences.

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Plot Twist Story Prompts: Take a Trip

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character take a trip somewhere.

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Making the Switch from Romance to Women’s Fiction

In this article, author Jennifer Probst explains the differences between romance and women's fiction, the importance of both, and how you can make the genre switch.

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Stephanie Wrobel: On Writing an Unusual Hero

Author Stephanie Wrobel explains how she came to write about mental illness and how it affects familial relationships, as well as getting inside the head of an unusual character.

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Who Are the Inaugural Poets for United States Presidents?

Here is a list of the inaugural poets for United States Presidential Inauguration Days from Robert Frost to Amanda Gorman. This post also touches on who an inaugural poet is and which presidents have had them at their inaugurations.

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Precedent vs. President (Grammar Rules)

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

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 554

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a future poem.