For today’s prompt, write an exile poem. Exile is a noun, a verb, and an American rock band from Richmond, Kentucky. A person, animal, or object can be exiled. But people and animals also exile others–or even exile themselves. ***** Poem Your Days Away! Online poetry prompts are great! But where can you get your poem fix when you unplug? The answer is the Smash Poetry Journal, by Robert Lee […]
I’m excited to try out a new feature on WritersDigest.com on Thursdays in which I’ll be spotlighting a different market for writers, whether it’s a book publisher, magazine, website, contest, or something else entirely. Since it’s National Poetry Month, I’ve decided to start with one of my favorite poetry publications: Rattle magazine. Rattle Magazine: Spotlight Market Rattle is a poetry publication based in Studio City, California, that publishes a wide […]
When WD Contributor John Peragine's son became sick, turning his son into the hero of a children's novel became part of the family's journey to healing.
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Barri Evins shares Screenwriting Secrets every novelist should steal to power your creative process, elevate your storytelling and up your marketing game.
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For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Complete (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then write your poem. Possible titles include: “Complete Best Day I Ever Had,” “Complete Guide to Writing Poems,” “Completely Wrong Way,” and “Completed Set.” ***** Poem Your Days Away! Online poetry prompts are great! But where can you get your poem fix when you […]
Time for our fourth (but not final) Two for Tuesday of the month! Pick one prompt or use both…your choice! Write a free poem. Write a not free poem. Remember: These are just matches meant to spark your creativity; you are free to poem wherever you wish. ***** Poem Your Days Away! Online poetry prompts are great! But where can you get your poem fix when you unplug? The answer […]
The person whom you have been trying to talk to for ages finally answers the phone. Who is this person? How does the phone conversation progress?
Literary agent alerts (with this spotlight featuring Marlo Berliner of The Jennifer de Chiara Literary Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. Bio: Marlo Berliner is an award-winning young adult author, freelance editor, and bookseller. She joined The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency in March 2018 as an editorial intern after having completed a […]
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No matter the genre, editing is essential. Here, author Audrey Wick and editor Julie Sturgeon give readers a behind-the-scenes industry peek at the process of editing the first chapter of a manuscript.
How does meditation help overcome writers' block? A writer and meditation teacher explores the science behind it all.
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