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Writer's Digest

Jan 01 2019
Magazine

Writer's Digest magazine is a comprehensive source of writing instruction for writers. Each issue provides advice and insider tips on writing and selling fiction, nonfiction, poetry and scripts.

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Screw Resolutions

CONTRIBUTORS

Character Study • Bestseller Walter Mosley emphasizes the importance of characterization and the legacy of Devil in a Blue Dress.

Writing by the Numbers

Beyond “Born, Lived and Died” • Writing a biography can be as fulfilling as any fiction project. Consider the following tips before you get started.

Defend Yourself From Coaching Scams • Industry experts and legitimate writing coaches provide advice on how to spot a con and shield yourself accordingly.

Poetic asides • No matter what you write, a bit of poetic license can be a valuable asset to any writer’s arsenal.

ON THE (DREAMING) RECORD

POETIC PROMPT:

Wendy Levinson • HARVEY KLINGER AGENCY

BREAKING IN • Debut authors: How they did it, what they learned and why you can do it, too.

WRITE Your Book in 2019 • 2019 KEY PATHS TO BOOK PUBLISHING

On an Island • Subjecting your characters to isolation—physical or social—is a powerful tool to stir up suspense and reel in readers.

YOU’RE ALL ALONE

USE A COMBINATION FOR INSPIRED PLOTS

The 9-Minute Novelist • Strapped for writing time? Fret no more: This incremental approach will lead you from first draft to finished manuscript in mere minutes a day.

Cross- Pollination • The future is genre-blending, and it’s in full bloom. Here’s why your next novel shouldn’t fit neatly into any one pot.

Stick Figures • While many writers scorn so-called “flat” characters, sometimes a superficial sketch is more than one-dimensional.

What’s the Big Idea? • Every story starts as a concept: a microscopic kernel of a premise that can, if properly nurtured, unfurl into a fully matured narrative in your head. But sometimes fresh ideas are hard to come by, and it’s awfully hard to write a novel if you don’t have anywhere to begin. We took it upon ourselves to fertilize your mind with these 15 tricks—guaranteed to germinate a story in even the most arid cerebral soil.

FIND YOUR NEXT BIG IDEA WITH 15-MINUTE BRAINSTORMING

THE WD INTERVIEW Michael Lewis • The Big Short and Moneyball author lays out his formula for immersive nonfiction.

FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK • A literary agent’s mostly serious answers to your mostly serious questions.

The Knowing • THE CHALLENGE: Write a short story of 650 words or fewer based on the photo below.

ENTER YOUR STORY

LAYERING IN BACKSTORY

EXERCISES: Layer Backstory Into a Memory or Flashback

NAVIGATING EXPOSITION & BACKGROUND

DISTINGUISHING BACKSTORY FROM HISTORY

TAKE TWO • Lessons from the world of screenwriting to inform, inspire and incite action!

CONFERENCE SCENE • Events to advance your craft, connections and career.

CONFERENCE PLANNING: WHAT I’VE LEARNED • Is your writing group thinking of hosting a conference? Fantastic! Here are a few tips gleaned from my 12 years guiding the annual Write Now! conference for Triangle Association of Freelancers in Raleigh, N.C.

CONFERENCE GUIDE

CONFERENCE GUIDE

POTPOURRI FOR THE PEN • An aromatic blend of writerly diversions.


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Frequency: Every other month Pages: 76 Publisher: Active Interest Media Edition: Jan 01 2019

OverDrive Magazine

  • Release date: November 8, 2018

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Writer's Digest magazine is a comprehensive source of writing instruction for writers. Each issue provides advice and insider tips on writing and selling fiction, nonfiction, poetry and scripts.

Right Now at WritersDigest.com

Rock your resolutions with tips from WritersDigest.com !

Screw Resolutions

CONTRIBUTORS

Character Study • Bestseller Walter Mosley emphasizes the importance of characterization and the legacy of Devil in a Blue Dress.

Writing by the Numbers

Beyond “Born, Lived and Died” • Writing a biography can be as fulfilling as any fiction project. Consider the following tips before you get started.

Defend Yourself From Coaching Scams • Industry experts and legitimate writing coaches provide advice on how to spot a con and shield yourself accordingly.

Poetic asides • No matter what you write, a bit of poetic license can be a valuable asset to any writer’s arsenal.

ON THE (DREAMING) RECORD

POETIC PROMPT:

Wendy Levinson • HARVEY KLINGER AGENCY

BREAKING IN • Debut authors: How they did it, what they learned and why you can do it, too.

WRITE Your Book in 2019 • 2019 KEY PATHS TO BOOK PUBLISHING

On an Island • Subjecting your characters to isolation—physical or social—is a powerful tool to stir up suspense and reel in readers.

YOU’RE ALL ALONE

USE A COMBINATION FOR INSPIRED PLOTS

The 9-Minute Novelist • Strapped for writing time? Fret no more: This incremental approach will lead you from first draft to finished manuscript in mere minutes a day.

Cross- Pollination • The future is genre-blending, and it’s in full bloom. Here’s why your next novel shouldn’t fit neatly into any one pot.

Stick Figures • While many writers scorn so-called “flat” characters, sometimes a superficial sketch is more than one-dimensional.

What’s the Big Idea? • Every story starts as a concept: a microscopic kernel of a premise that can, if properly nurtured, unfurl into a fully matured narrative in your head. But sometimes fresh ideas are hard to come by, and it’s awfully hard to write a novel if you don’t have anywhere to begin. We took it upon ourselves to fertilize your mind with these 15 tricks—guaranteed to germinate a story in even the most arid cerebral soil.

FIND YOUR NEXT BIG IDEA WITH 15-MINUTE BRAINSTORMING

THE WD INTERVIEW Michael Lewis • The Big Short and Moneyball author lays out his formula for immersive nonfiction.

FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK • A literary agent’s mostly serious answers to your mostly serious questions.

The Knowing • THE CHALLENGE: Write a short story of 650 words or fewer based on the photo below.

ENTER YOUR STORY

LAYERING IN BACKSTORY

EXERCISES: Layer Backstory Into a Memory or Flashback

NAVIGATING EXPOSITION & BACKGROUND

DISTINGUISHING BACKSTORY FROM HISTORY

TAKE TWO • Lessons from the world of screenwriting to inform, inspire and incite action!

CONFERENCE SCENE • Events to advance your craft, connections and career.

CONFERENCE PLANNING: WHAT I’VE LEARNED • Is your writing group thinking of hosting a conference? Fantastic! Here are a few tips gleaned from my 12 years guiding the annual Write Now! conference for Triangle Association of Freelancers in Raleigh, N.C.

CONFERENCE GUIDE

CONFERENCE GUIDE

POTPOURRI FOR THE PEN • An aromatic blend of writerly diversions.


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