To include, or not to include in the bio: that is the question. Find your answer in this post from Robert Lee Brewer, revisit Anne R. Allen’s post on author bios, and write a bio that will help you, and do justice to you, and your work.
Attention, new/amateur writers of sci-fi/fantasy short stories/novelettes. Ron Hubbard’s Writers & Illustrators of the Future is holding a Free Writer Contest with big prizes. Submit your work now. Deadline December 31, 2017. Don’t miss out.
Missed WD November Poem-A-Day (PAD) Chapbook Challenge? Robert Lee Brewer has collected all of his prompts for this year’s November PAD. Write your chapbook now.
Image: Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Writing Lesson (La Leçon d’écriture), c. 1905. Oil on canvas, Overall: 21 7/16 x 25 13/16 in. (54.5 x 65.5 cm). BF150. Public Domain.
Got a longer–min. 3 pages, max. 10 pages–poem? Consider submitting it for the Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award.
Check out Robert Lee Brewer’s list of 20 best songs for writers and about writing.
“…my doctor said I was going to have to choose between blogging and living to see my next birthday” — Anne R. Allen shares her own blogging ups and downs, so you may have fewer of the latter, and more of the former. Read her post on easy blogging for authors.
Image: Charles Demuth. Musician, 1918. Watercolor and graphite on wove paper, Overall: 10 3/8 x 8 in. (26.4 x 20.3 cm). BF748. Public Domain.
Whether you are doing NaNoWriMo or not, get inspired by the first lines of recent bestsellers, and write your own.
Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award is open for submissions until November 15, 2017. Low fee of $3 — $1,000 prize. Read the guidelines, and submit.
Robert Lee Brewer is figuring out the 2019 issue of Poet’s Market — see if you can help.
“You can do it: whatever your little piece of awesome is.” Unleash the power of awesome.
Brian A. Klems is on a quest to build a list of books every writer should read. See what he’s come up with so far, and add your top five.
“America is in a golden age of poetry production.” — Lee Briccetti, longtime executive director of Poets House. Read this article on Poets & Writers site.