Weekly Round-Up: Mr. Write

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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.


Working with Characters

Compelling characters are some of the most important pieces of your writing. Check out An Illustrated Guide to Dynamic Characters to learn more.

Mental illness is a serious issue that crops up in real life and in fiction all the time. Read How to Treat Mentally Ill Characters When Writing a Novel to get it right.

Lessons Learned

As a writer, it's important to learn from every aspect of your life. Read 5 Things Being a Journalist Taught Me About Writing Fiction to see how one author learned from his career.

Check out 7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Kristen Lepionka.

Are you stuck in a writing rut? Consider changing things up. Learn from experience How Taking a New Path in Writing Can Fire Up Your Muse.

Agents and Opportunities

This week's new literary agent alert is for Connor Eck of Lucinda Literary LLC. He is seeking middle grade, young adult, and adult fiction, as well as nonfiction.

Finding an agent is a challenge. Finding a significant other is also a challenge. Read on to learn Why Finding a Literary Agent Is So Similar to Dating.

Poetic Asides

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

Take a moment to remember and appreciate Kathryn Stripling Byer, the former North Carolina Poet Laureate, who passed away earlier this week.