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Writer's Digest

March/April 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.

Right Now at WriterDigest.com

Keep calm and query on with the advice at WritersDigest.com !

Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit

CONTRIBUTORS

The Art of Spin-Offs • Cultivating multiple story ideas from the same topic can help freelance writers collect more bylines.

The Science of Writing

The Founding Father of Fake News • During the Cold War, Communist spy Lawrence Martin-Bittman spread disinformation and false facts throughout the Soviet bloc and beyond.

THE RULES

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

Poetry for the Non-Poets

Lisa Grubka • FLETCHER & COMPANY

INDIELAB • New rules. New strategies. New paths to success.

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

PAGE MASTER • Your novel’s first 10 pages hold the most weight when it comes to publication potential. A literary agent explains why and lays out what to consider before querying.

A DECENT PROPOSAL • The key to selling your nonfiction book idea is a truly tantalizing proposal. Understand the anatomy of a submission package to more effectively beguile agents and editors.

BLURBS AND FOREWORDS

SUBMISSION CONTROL • Sending your work to literary magazines puts you at the whim of editors—but there’s more in your power than you may realize. Consider these insider tips to blast your entries into another orbit.

THE 5 REJECTIONS YOU MEET IN YOUR INBOX • Rejections are a reality of the writing trade, but even a pass can provide valuable insight to carry forward your career. Here are the most common kinds and the lessons therein.

READER FRIENDLY • Building a robust platform is an increasingly essential factor in attracting an agent’s attention. Employ these 8 techniques so that when the time comes, you can bring a built-in readership to the table.

Min Jin Lee • The Pachinko author talks finding story ideas that truly provoke your passions and how to tune out the burden of expectations.

She Shattered • The winner of WD’s 26th Annual Self-Published Book Awards turned a family saying on its head—then documented her self-discovery.

DIMA GHAWI

The Winners of the 26th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards

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

Seeing Clearly • THE CHALLENGE: Write a short story of 650 words or fewer based on the photo below

ENTER YOUR STORY

PRODUCTIVE REPETITION

EXERCISE: Build Your Verses

VERSE CONTINUITY

QUICK TIPS: For Songwriters and Poets

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

CONFERENCESCENE • Events to advance your craft, connections and career.

HOW TO BECOME A CONFERENCE PRESENTER

CONFERENCE GUIDE

CONFERENCE GUIDE

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

SEVERED SEVENLING


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Frequency: Every other month Pages: 76 Publisher: Active Interest Media Edition: March/April 2019

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  • Release date: January 30, 2019

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English

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 WriterDigest.com

Keep calm and query on with the advice at WritersDigest.com !

Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit

CONTRIBUTORS

The Art of Spin-Offs • Cultivating multiple story ideas from the same topic can help freelance writers collect more bylines.

The Science of Writing

The Founding Father of Fake News • During the Cold War, Communist spy Lawrence Martin-Bittman spread disinformation and false facts throughout the Soviet bloc and beyond.

THE RULES

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

Poetry for the Non-Poets

Lisa Grubka • FLETCHER & COMPANY

INDIELAB • New rules. New strategies. New paths to success.

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

PAGE MASTER • Your novel’s first 10 pages hold the most weight when it comes to publication potential. A literary agent explains why and lays out what to consider before querying.

A DECENT PROPOSAL • The key to selling your nonfiction book idea is a truly tantalizing proposal. Understand the anatomy of a submission package to more effectively beguile agents and editors.

BLURBS AND FOREWORDS

SUBMISSION CONTROL • Sending your work to literary magazines puts you at the whim of editors—but there’s more in your power than you may realize. Consider these insider tips to blast your entries into another orbit.

THE 5 REJECTIONS YOU MEET IN YOUR INBOX • Rejections are a reality of the writing trade, but even a pass can provide valuable insight to carry forward your career. Here are the most common kinds and the lessons therein.

READER FRIENDLY • Building a robust platform is an increasingly essential factor in attracting an agent’s attention. Employ these 8 techniques so that when the time comes, you can bring a built-in readership to the table.

Min Jin Lee • The Pachinko author talks finding story ideas that truly provoke your passions and how to tune out the burden of expectations.

She Shattered • The winner of WD’s 26th Annual Self-Published Book Awards turned a family saying on its head—then documented her self-discovery.

DIMA GHAWI

The Winners of the 26th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards

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

Seeing Clearly • THE CHALLENGE: Write a short story of 650 words or fewer based on the photo below

ENTER YOUR STORY

PRODUCTIVE REPETITION

EXERCISE: Build Your Verses

VERSE CONTINUITY

QUICK TIPS: For Songwriters and Poets

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

CONFERENCESCENE • Events to advance your craft, connections and career.

HOW TO BECOME A CONFERENCE PRESENTER

CONFERENCE GUIDE

CONFERENCE GUIDE

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

SEVERED SEVENLING


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