You'll Love This Downloadable Issue If:
- Your goal is to write a novel
- You're looking for ways to improve your story's plot
- You love author Megan McCafferty
The life of a writer involves constant practice, dedication, and persistence. In this issue of Writer's Digest, we spotlight novel writing. You'll gain insight into testing your novel's plot, writing a novel, and what to do with a bad first draft.
Plus, for those who admire author Megan McCafferty
, we have a full-length interview. And for published authors, we have advice for you on book tours and if they are worth it or not. Be sure to read this issue. Download it today!
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What's Inside This Issue:Your Novel Blueprint BY KAREN S. WIESNER
Turn your dream novel into a reality by taking some tips from the worksite. Rough It Up BY ELIZABETH SIMS
Get messy with your first draft to get to the good stuff. Write Like Poe BY MORT CASTLE
Reshape, revise and reimagine great literary styles to find your own successful voice. THE WD INTERVIEW: MEGAN McCAFFERTY BY LAUREN MOSKO
McCafferty's recipe for a bestselling series: 30 pages, a dream of crossover success and some old fashioned teen angst. Cinderella Story BY JORDAN E. ROSENFELD
It's the ultimate self-publishing dream: William P. Young's novel went from photo-copied Christmas gift to chart-topping bestseller. Here's how he pulled it off. COLUMNS Questions & Quandaries BY BRIAN A. KLEMS
Searching for agents, semicolons and seasonal submissions. First Impressions: The Big Switch BY JORDAN E. ROSENFELD
An author turns her focus to teens. PLUS: More notable debuts. Your Story: Vincent D'Onofrio Loves Me BY MARY RUDY
The winning entry of contest #14. PLUS: Your Story #16 prompt. Ask the Pro: Fired up for Kids' Books BY KARA GEBHART UHL
An accomplished children's publisher joins an agency to get closer to writers. The Conference Scene: The San Francisco Writers Conference BY LINDA FORMICHELLI
Perfect your pitches, network and get published. Postscript: Selling Out Swann BY CHARLES SALZBERG
A writer finds that genre conventions never die. FRESH IDEAS, TIPS, NEWS AND INSPIRATION FOR LIVING THE WRITING LIFE
- The Roeder Report: The Four Types of Plagiarists
- Anxiety Levels for Writers
- Cherry-Picked Chekhov Advice
- Jumpstart Your Fiction Writing
- Fiction: The Great Plot Test
- Don't Pitch—Write
- Poetry: Writing From a Lived Life
- Marketing: Touring
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