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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.