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The Power of Storytelling
When Your Agent Isn’t a Good Fit • Two authors who discovered that their agent wasn’t their perfect match share their advice on how to break peacefully—and avoid a bad match in the first place.
How to Pitch So You Don’t Get Ghosted • Award-winning journalist and editor Estelle Erasmus offers her pro tricks on how to command an editor’s attention with your pitches.
Poetic asides • No matter what you write, a bit of poetic license can be a valuable asset to any writer’s arsenal.
The Plotshare • Beth O’Leary reveals the writing process of her hit debut novel, The Flatshare.
100 Years of Writer’s Digest • In celebration of our 100th anniversary in 2020, WD is selecting the best past articles to showcase again.
Kristin van Ogtrop • INKWELL MANAGEMENT
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 End Is Just the Beginning • Our annual agent feature includes 27 wish lists and full profiles of agents eager to read your work.
LOVE LETTERS TO LITERARY • Five agents discuss what they are looking for in literary fiction submissions, where the line blurs with genre fiction, and their favorite literary reads in this roundtable.
THE AGENT ROUNDTABLE
From SCRATCH to ANTHOLOGY • A veteran anthology editor tells how to create your own collection, from coming up with the theme to pitching your final product to agents.
THE OUTLINE PROPOSAL TEMPLATE
THE WD INTERVIEW Alice Hoffman • The author of more than 30 novels discusses the fairy-tale enchantment of her magical realism, the real-life inspiration behind her latest work, and the urgency to tell important historical narratives before they’re long forgotten.
Film and Audio Rights 101 • To protect your work and expand its reach, understanding audiobook, film, and TV rights is a must. A publishing attorney and Grammy-award-winning audiobook producer tells how.
FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK • A literary agent’s mostly serious answers to your mostly serious questions.
Feuillemort • THE CHALLENGE: Write a short story of 650 words or fewer based on the photo below.
ENTER YOUR STORY
THE EDGE OF THE BEGINNING
EXERCISE: Highlighting Your Intro
THE FINAL SCENE
FROM THE WD EDITORS: Our favourite Beginnings and Endings
TAKE TWO • Lessons from the world of screenwriting to inform, inspire and incite action!
CONFERENCE SCENE • Events to advance your craft, connections and career.
Should You Be A Conference Volunteer?
POTPOURRI FOR THE PEN • An aromatic blend of writerly diversions.