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  • How to Mine the Facets of Premise for Story Gold


    In this article from the March 2020 issue of Writer's Digest, Larry Brooks explains the 8 facets that make up the premise of a winning story.
  • Why I Write Jewish Historical Fiction


    Novelist Michelle Cameron explain why she's driven to write Jewish historical fiction and why it's not about the Holocaust.
  • Writer's Digest Top Agent Websites 2020


    Here are the top websites by and about agents as identified in the 22nd Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2020 issue of Writer's Digest.
  • Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 534


    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 bottomless poem.
  • Charles Soule: On Writing Comics and Novels


    Comics writer and novelist Charles Soule shares his process on writing comics and novels, including how they're similar and completely different.
  • Write Like Studio Ghibli


    Write a scene or story based on one of these premises inspired by Studio Ghibli.
  • Jax Miller: Switching From Fiction to True Crime


    In this post, Miller shares what inspired her to switch writing genres (from fiction to true crime), move to Oklahoma, sit with convicted murderers and in meth labs, and more!
  • Rondel Supreme: Poetic Forms


    Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the rondel supreme, which is a French poetic form with refrains.
  • Plot Twist Story Prompts: Blocked Passage


    Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, present your characters with a blocked passage.
  • Vintage WD: Afternoon of a Part-Time Writer


    This WD article from 1957 offers a humorous look at what it's like to be a writer with a day job, a family, or other obligations that take time away from writing--something many of us can relate to.
  • Writer's Digest Best Writing Advice Websites 2020


    Here are the top writing advice websites as identified in the 22nd Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2020 issue of Writer's Digest.
  • Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 533


    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 blank zone poem.
  • New Agent Alert: Kristina Pérez of Zeno Literary Agency


    New literary agent alerts (with this spotlight featuring Kristina Pérez of Zeno Literary Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
  • Strange Phenomenon


    Describe a normal, everyday object or activity from the perspective of a character who perceives it as a strange phenomenon they are struggling to understand.
  • Samantha Downing: Writing for Publication


    In this post, Samantha Downing shares how the process of writing her second novel (He Started It) differed from her first (My Lovely Wife), her one piece of advice for writers, and more!
  • Astronomy: Market Spotlight


    For this week's market spotlight, we look at Astronomy, a monthly magazine covering the science and hobby of astronomy.
  • Remove That From Your Writing (Grammar Rules)


    There are many common ways to write with more concision. For instance, if you remove that from your writing, you'll still retain the same meaning with fewer characters. Learn more, including examples, here.
  • Literary World Records for Books and Authors


    In this post, Don Vaughan reveals literary world records. Ever wonder which author sold the most books? Or which book has been translated the most times? How about which author has signed the most copies of their book on a single day?
  • Trian Rannaigechta Moire: Poetic Forms


    Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the trian rannaigechta moire, which is an Irish quatrain form.
  • Plot Twist Story Prompts: Tell a Tale


    Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, we tell a tale within a tale.