Writing pointers to cut down on having your book rejected.

Did you know that 96% of authors seeking agents are rejected? Flip it around, and it can be said that only 4% of them land an agent. Peruse through

Pretty pictures to brighten your day and make you smile while you are thinking about what to write.

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Some motivation for your writing success in 2018.

Here, some of our favorite bestselling authors, agents and WD writers share their best tips, insights and inspirational advice for keeping your writing resolutions on track throughout the year and successfully cranking out your story.

We're thinking...GREEN. For our March issue, we're looking for all things green - from olives to frog princes to envy. If it's got a hint of green, send it in! To be considered for this issue, submissions should be received by February 15.

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It's a new year! Did you fall down on your writing goals last year? Wipe the slate clean and start writing! Once you've written, start submitting! One of our favorite resources for finding places to submit is New Pages at and on Facebook:

Check out our listing there and tons of others:

Edify Fiction is an online literary magazine that showcases positive and edifying fiction writing as well as digital art content by new and established authors.

It seems as though there isn't an end to the inspirational pieces that appear in the New Beginnings issue of Edify Fiction.
The cover is a beautiful photograph titled, "Yellowstone
Rising" and was taken by Kayli Meek.

"An Old Roadbed" by Daniel Lukey on page 24 is thought-provoking.


"The Restoration," a story by Pam Laughlin on page 25, is a wonderful story about family.

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Here are some inspirational quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr. as the nation honors his birthday.

"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."


"Let no man pull you so low as to hate him."

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The New Beginnings issue has many inspirational and thought-provoking pieces, two of which are:
"Near the End of the Year," by Peter Hoheisel on page 10.
"Day Two" by Cameron Morse on page 17.

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With the holidays over and 2018 settling in, it's time to start focusing on our writing. Here are some inspirational quotes for motivation.

"I like things to happen. And if they don't happen, I like to make them happen." --Winston Churchill

"I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in."--Robert Louis Stevenson


"I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn."--Anne Frank

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Happy New Year to everyone. Now that the holidays are over and 2018 is starting to settle in, it's time to have a little relaxation. New Beginnings has some thought provoking stories, two of which are:

"The Forest Fire" by Kristy Gherlone on page 20. You can follow the author at:

and "Bittersweet Memories" by Linda Lee Ruzicka on page 37.


Enjoy all of the stories and poems!

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It's a new year and a new issue! Our January 2018 New Beginnings themed issue is available online for free today. Grab your greens, your blackeyed-peas, and settle in for another great read.

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The staff of Edify Fiction wants to wish all of you and your loved ones a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

Angela Meek
Craig Mardis
Michelle McMillan-Holifield...
Phyllis Babrove
Mario Sakran

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Here are some fun ways to celebrate the arrival of the new year at home with the kids.

If you have been looking at several inches of snow for the past few days, here are some pretty flowers to look at. Enjoy!!

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Do you like roses?

A very interesting article for those who like snowflakes.

In 1885, American farmer Wilson Bentley attached a camera to his microscope and took what is believed to be the very first photo of a snowflake.