Tag Archives: Writer’s Digest

Motivation and our writing lives: What keeps you going?

It’s November, which means it’s once again time for the biannual Poem A Day Challenge via the Writer’s Digest. The guidelines indicate that the goal is to produce a chapbook-length collection of poems by writing one poem every day throughout … Continue reading

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Don’t be a victim of a non-existent affliction: More poetry prompts for the ‘blocked’

I’ve been getting some positive feedback about the Poem of the Month contest — from YDR readers who enjoy seeing the occasional poem in print to people who are just discovering the blog, but also, from the poets who are … Continue reading

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If I knew then what I know now: Advice for poets new to the submissions game

If you’re a poet who is considering sending your work out for publication for the first time, I have some advice for you, for what it’s worth. Well, first, I have congratulations, because it’s a big step. I know how … Continue reading

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How are you active in your literary community? Tips for writers

Many writers I know are attending the annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference this week in Boston. I’m jealous. If you’ve been to AWP, you know the book fair alone is worth the trip. Oh, the books. … Continue reading

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Another poem-a-day challenge in November! Are you PAD-ing this month?

Every April for National Poetry Month, Writer’s Digest blogger Robert Lee Brewer posts a daily prompt for poets to encourage them to compose a poem a day. Last April, I made it to the 21st or so before my creative … Continue reading

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