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Learn the winner and Top 10 list for the Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge for the ya-du.

Here are 63 grammar rules for writers to assist them with better writing skills. Each rule includes a quick breakdown and links to a post that goes into more detail with examples.

Learn how to write successful queries for any genre of writing by breaking down the query letter and checking out 39 example queries that worked.

How do the most successful authors of our time construct their stories? The Hero's Adventure. You know it already, but I suspect you haven't yet methodically and thoroughly appropriated it for yourself. Here's what you need to know.

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 blanket poem.

This week's creative writing prompt asks writers (or at least their characters) to join a club.

Spend the weekend of August 29-30 learning techniques for honing your craft from six different published authors*, then (if you choose) pitch your novel via query letter to a literary agent specifically looking for young adult material.

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#StanLee wrote an article for Writer's Digest in 1947, when he was only 25 years old, sharing the secrets to comics writing success. We'll run the full article shortly, but here's a particularly resonant passage from it.

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Here, 11 authors share their tales of persevering through rejection: #ShareYourRejections 

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1st draft: get the story down 2nd: deep dive—review for story idea, structure, character, narrative thrust 3rd: revise for continuity 4th: for voice 5th: for language 6th: for grammar, spelling, punctuation #WDC18 

Check out 39 queries that worked (with agent commentary) and tips on what to put into yours.

This list of reasons for admission into the West Virginia Hospital for the Insane was compiled from the hospital's log books between 1864 and 1889. Looks like we'd all be considered insane over here.

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