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Welcome to the 18th issue of the Weekly Prophet, a weekly newsletter that focuses on creative writing, publishing opportunities, life. Hello and an enthusiastic air-five to new subscribers! Thank you for being here. 
Vancouver | November 1, 2020

NaNoWriMo 2020


National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 2020 has officially begun!

And I'm already a day behind on my goals. 😝 But it's for a good reason! I swear.

My husband's parents are out here visiting us after helping us move last weekend (thanks again, guys!), and we spent the day catching up and hiking. (See, it was a good reason.)

Now, I'll have to edit two stories tomorrow instead of one, but I know that I can do it. 

In other news, I hope everyone's first NaNoWriMo day went well, and you crushed those writing goals. I'd love to hear about your project, so feel free to hit that reply button. 

I also want everyone to take care of themselves this month. Yes, this month is about achieving your dreams as a writer, and we're going all-in. However, you need to keep yourself healthy. 

Back when the pandemic started, the NaNoWriMo organization introduced #stayhomewrimo, and I reposted their "how to take care of yourself" infographics on the blog. You can check them out here:

And if there's anything else that you need to help you get through the next 30 days, please let me know! I'd love to help in any way that I can. 

Happy Writing!
 

Upcoming Publishing Opportunities


I want you to have more time to prepare your submissions, so here's a look at the upcoming publishing opportunities:
  • Beacon Press publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. However, they only accept direct submissions of nonfiction proposals.
  • Aromatica Poetica publishes writing that celebrates smell and taste. They welcome fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
  • Writer's Digest is looking for short story (deadline November 16) submissions for their annual contest. 
Good luck to everyone who chooses to submit! Please don't forget to check out the publisher to ensure that your work is a good fit, and follow submission guidelines to the letter. 

This week on Danielle Adams... 

THINK Journal primarily publishes poetry, but they also accept fiction, creative nonfiction, and screenwriting.

If you want to see your book on bookshelves and don’t have an agent, this post is for you. Many presses publish print books (with digital options) and have excellent distribution systems.

On Thursday, we talked about suspense as a literary device. It's prevalent in novels across genres, and it evokes a compelling emotional response in our readers. It's an absolute must-read for any writer. 
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What I'm Working On


Starting tomorrow, I am diving head-first into the second round of self-edits on my short story collection. I'm pumped about it and can't wait for the month to be over so I can start looking for beta readers and a professional editor. 

Other than that, I've been working on a couple of new (really bad) poems that I'm hoping to fix up and get ready for publication. I'm also working on my new short story collection that ties into the one I'm currently editing. 

I'm also working on starting my own literary journal/magazine type project, which I hope to announce later this week. (You guys will get early access to all the information before anyone else, so please keep this a secret until I "officially" launch it.) You will probably be getting an extra email from me this week with that news and access to a password-protected page. 

Other than that, I want to get back onto a more regular reading schedule. 

What I'm Reading


Speaking of reading schedules...

I don't know what I want to read next, so I might force myself to finish Delia Owens' Where the Crawdad's Sing (I have been enjoying the book, but I can't seem to focus on it.). Or I might try something else on the reading list.

(In case you need a refresher, here's my ever-expanding to-read list:
  • To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Lord of the Rings by J. R.R. Tolkein 
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • The Help by Kathyrn Stockett
  • Tick Tock by Dean Koontz 
  • Where the Crawdad's Sing by Delia Owens
  • Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston
  • Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
  • The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
  • The Raven's Poison by Braeden Michels
  • Hans Christian Anderson Tales (Translated by Jean Hersholt)
  • Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm)
And if there are any books that you think I should read, I'm open to suggestions!

Thank you for being you and for reading this newsletter. 


Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Wear a mask.

I'll be back on November 8.


 
Danielle Adams

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