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.

How Do I Get My Poetry Published?

How Do I Get My Poetry Published?

Learn how to get your poetry published, whether you're trying to get a poem or an entire book of poems published.

Dyslexia Is a Writer's Superpower (With Help)

Dyslexia Is a Writer's Superpower (With Help)

Author PJ Manney shares how dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia should not be viewed as impediments to becoming a writer. Rather, they should be viewed as writing superpowers, especially when paired with certain technologies.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Falsely Accused

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Falsely Accused

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character get falsely accused for something.

By Any Means Necessary: Finding Unorthodox Ways to Break-In

By Any Means Necessary: Finding Unorthodox Ways to Break-In

Novelist D. Eric Maikranz gives advice for how to get your readers to sit up and take notice of your work in untraditional ways.

M.M. Chouinard: On Jumping From One Project to Another

M.M. Chouinard: On Jumping From One Project to Another

Novelist M.M. Chouinard immediately started writing her second book after finishing her first and shares here why that was the best decision she could have made.

How to Write a Eulogy When the Need Arises

How to Write a Eulogy When the Need Arises

While plenty of eulogies are delivered by a clergy member, the perspective provided by a close friend or family member can retell cherished memories of the deceased. If you find yourself needing to pen one, let this advice by Paul Vachon guide you.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 564

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 disappointment poem.

How to Approach Friends and Family About Your Memoir

How to Approach Friends and Family About Your Memoir

No one can decide whether showing your memoir to loved ones before it goes to press is the right choice for you. However, if you're planning to approach your friends and family about it, let memoirist Ronit Plank give you 3 tips for doing so.