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10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Beat Writer’s Block • You heard that correctly—there is a cure for writer’s block, according to science. The next time you’re stuck, try one of these proven tactics.
HOW INDUSTRY EXPERTS FIND THEIR MUSE
Advice From the Young
For the Love of Libraries • WD asked four authors about what libraries mean to them. Here’s what the greats have to say about what makes libraries so wonderful.
Poetic asides • No matter what you write, a bit of poetic license can be a valuable asset to any writer’s arsenal.
Everyday Humor • Use these six tips to punch up the funny in your nonfiction writing.
Tricia Lawrence • ERIN MURPHY LITERARY AGENCY
INDIE LAB • 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.
The TOO LONG and SHORT OF IT • Writing more than you could possibly ever use is one of the best writing problems to have. The trick is figuring out what to cut and what to keep—this guide shows how.
Plotting Your Way • As a new novelist, it is easy to become overwhelmed with the smorgasbord of possible plot devices. Getting unstuck means finding the right outlining style to fit your personality.
SUBPLOTS AREN’T SECONDARY • While the main plot serves as your story’s skeleton, subplots add muscle to the body. Explore the various types of subplots, the roles each can play, and how to keep them moving in harmony.
A FOUR-POINT SUBPLOT DEVELOPMENT CHECKLIST
Becoming a MULTIGENRE MASTER • A children’s book writer, novelist, short story author, and screenwriter walk into a bar. It’s not a joke, it’s one writer’s day. Here’s how he manages his workflow.
Mastering HIGH CONCEPT • If you want to grab the attention of agents and even Hollywood, finding a high concept idea for your book is the way to do it. Here you’ll find the basics and how to hone your pitch.
THE WD INTERVIEW • The international thriller bestseller discusses weaving a good crime yarn and her Save the Libraries nonprofit.
BUILDING THE YELLOW HOUSE
FUNNY YOU SHOULDASK • A literary agent’s mostly serious answers to your mostly serious questions.
First Things First • THE CHALLENGE: Write the opening line to a story based on the photo prompt below.
ENTER YOUR STORY
WRITING IN RHYTHM
THE MUSIC OF LANGUAGE
EXERCISE: Thinking Like a Poet
TAKET WO • Lessons from the world of screenwriting to inform, inspire and incite action!
CONFERENCESCENE • Events to advance your craft, connections and career.
Behind The Scenes Of A Writing Conference
POTPOURRIFORTHEPEN • An aromatic blend of writerly diversions.