You'll Love This Issue of Writer's Digest:
- You want to reboot your writing routine
- You're looking for tips on launching a regional writing conference
- You are a fan of authors James Lee Burke and R.L. Stine
Is your writing falling by the wayside because of life or vice versa? Within this issue of Writer's Digest, you'll find the balance you're looking for between writing and living life to its fullest. Overcome rejection, get your short stories published, resurrect that stalled manuscript, and learn six ways to reinvigorate your writing.
Discover how author James Lee Burke, on this month's cover, overcame rejection in writing and read an interview with legend R.L. Stine. Or examine the best methods for writing subplots, creating climax, and ending your story. See what's inside this issue and buy it today!
What You'll Find Inside This Issue: Reboot Your Writing Routine
Abandoned manuscripts, dwindling writing time, stubborn computers—sometimes your writing life can feel like it's lost the plot. It's time to recenter and refocus—and start 2012 off right. by Áine Greaney Take Your Website to the Next Level
Is your online home ready for visitors—say, editors, agents and your future fans? Tidy up your digital den with our blueprint for success. by Karen M. Rider Spin Subplots Like a Master Weaver
Whether you're planning the fabric of a new story or looking to thread depth into one that's falling flat, try these 7 methods to a tightly woven plot. by Elizabeth Sims Get That Short Story Published
Fiction publishing creds are a great way to build your bio and propel your career. Here's how—and where—to get them. by Michael Kardos The WD Interview: James Lee Burke
Genre-bending bestseller James Lee Burke never cared about rejections—he collected hundreds. Burke knew deep down that he had talent, and he let nothing stand in his way. by Lindsey O'Connor On the Fringe
The secret ingredient to powerful mainstream
fiction? The winner of our Annual Writing Competition proves it's hidden in the least likely of places: an outsider. by Melissa Wuske More & More & More Tales to Give You Goosebumps
Hilarious! Scary! Terrifyingly prolific! Meet middle-grade horror legend R.L. Stine. by Zachary Petit WRITER'S WORKBOOK: Your Last 50 Pages Keys to Clinching Your Closer by James V. Smith Jr. The Essential endgame structure by Larry Brooks 4 Ways to Round out Your Climax by Jeff Gerke INKWELL Calling All Writers!
Follow these 10 foolproof tips to launch your own regional writing conference. by Don Vaughan PLUS:
COLUMNS Breaking In: Debut Author Spotlight by Chuck Sambuchino Ask the Agent: Jenny Bent, The Bent Agency by Jane Friedman Questions & Quandaries: Clip Conundrums; E-mail vs. Email; Interview Release Forms by Brian A. Klems Your Story: Momma's Boy by David Greene Standout Markets: Asabi Publishing; Zoetrope: All-Story; Wine Enthusiast by Tiffany Luckey Conference Scene: Events for reporters, food writers and everyone in between by Linda Formichelli Reject a Hit: War and Peace Spoof-rejected by Tom Bentley
- Top Shelf: Holiday Gift Guide
- 5-Minute Memoir: The Beauty of Bones
- Poetic Asides: Anapeat
- The Search for Universal Truth
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