A peek at WTH Weekly (plus 30 writing prompts)

Happy Monday, everyone!

Just wanted to check in and see how your writing is going. What are some of the problems you’ve run into lately? What would you like advice on or help with? (And if things are going well, awesome! What’s working for you?)

One thing I know we could all use help with from time to time is inspiration, which is why I put together 30 days of writing prompts and inspiration for subscribers of WTH Weekly, the newsletter I send out every Saturday. Starting today, if you sign up for the newsletter, you’ll receive a PDF of 30 writing prompts designed to get you writing every day (or to help out on the days when you’re feeling stuck). If you’re already subscribed, you’ll get a link to the writing prompts in this Saturday’s newsletter.

Here’s a glimpse of what these weekly newsletters look like: 

WTH Weekly newsletter

The newsletter usually includes a short note from me (Cassie) about something writing-related or something that’s been in the news lately. The rest consists of my favorite interweb finds of the week, submission deadlines for writing contests, fellowships, etc., and a little inspiration to round it out. (Yes, sometimes that includes pizza. In GIF form, of course.)

WTH Weekly newsletter

In the future, I plan on creating and sharing even more resources to help make this space useful to writers. (And in the coming weeks, the “resources” page in the menu up top will be beefed up to include some great stuff for you!) Newsletter subscribers get first dibs, because inboxes are personal spaces, so I want to thank subscribers for allowing WTH Weekly to grace their inboxes every week.

Lately, I’ve been trying to clean up my own inbox by unsubscribing from newsletters that no longer interest me, don’t provide any value or are spamming me with too many emails. There are a handful, though, that are consistently wonderful.

Here are some of my favorite newsletters for and by writers:

Ash Ambirge’s Middle Finger Project (even though the word “newsletter” makes Ash gag)
The Ann Friedman Weekly
Nicole Belanger’s Girl Gang Missives
Paul Jarvis’ Sunday Dispatches
Christine Frazier’s Better Novel Project

I recommend you add those to your inboxes—you won’t be disappointed. And if you’d like 30 free writing prompts, add WTH Weekly to the mix, too. If you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy putting it together, then I’d call it a success.

If you end up publishing anything that was inspired by the writing prompts, tweet it to @WittyTitleHere so I can share.

Let me know what’s on your minds, and if you have any newsletter recommendations of your own, leave them in the comments!