You'll Love This Writer's Digest Issue If:
- You're a fan of author Chris Cleave
- You want to become a writer-in-residence
- You love using Pinterest for gathering writing inspiration
The September 2012 issue of Writer's Digest spotlights a common problem found among writers — a lack of time for writing.
According to Jessica Strawser, WD's editor-in-chief, the articles within this issue will help solve this problem. As she writers in the editor's letter, "Who hasn't daydreamed about what we could produce if only we had more time? More time to write; more time to feel inspired; more time to read; more time to devote to all those things-besides-writing that writers these days are expected to do (platform building, anyone?). There’s no question that time is the most coveted, most valuable resource of the writing life—and that a lack thereof is the most common excuse offered up by writers at every level."
Read this issue and find articles on everything from blogging a book to becoming a writer-in-residence to creative writing exercises to kick-start your writing. Buy the September 2012 issue today and find time to write!
In This Issue You'll Learn:
- 10 tricks for fiction writers
- How to find time to write
- 50 Grammatical Mistakes To Avoid
What's Inside This Issue:
7 Steps to Successful Juggling
A full-time job. A full-time family. A broken dishwasher. If the only thing you’ve written lately is your to-do list, it’s time to work on your juggling skills. Use these tips to make the most of whatever writing time you’ve got.
by Pamela Redmond Satran
Pinterest Is Worth A Thousand Words
The latest social media craze isn’t your average timesuck. It’s a fun, easy way to engage with potential readers—and it can even make your writing better.
by Laura DiSilverio
10 Fast Hacks for Fiction Writers
Whether you’re trying to set a scene, define a character or close a plot gap, each of these clever techniques gets the job done fast.
by Elizabeth Sims
Your Guide to Writing Residencies
You’ve dreamt about it: uninterrupted time to write, expenses paid, in a picture-perfect setting. Now it’s time to do something about it. Here’s how you (yes, you!) can become a writer-in-residence.
by Diane Shipley
How to Be Creative on Demand
Train your creativity to be ready when you need it with these 10 simple conditioning exercises.
by Roger Morris
Blog Your Way to a Book Deal
What if a single writing project could help you build your online platform and complete a book manuscript—at the same time? Here’s how to leverage your blog into a book deal.
by Nina Amir
The WD Interview: Chris Cleave
Sometimes it takes a test of guts to find out why it’s worth pushing yourself to extremes for the sake of a good story.
by Jessica Strawser
WRITER’S WORKBOOK: Revising & Editing
7 Steps To A Foolproof Revision
by Don Fry
Customize Your Self-Editing Approach
by Sage Cohen
50 Grammatical Mistakes To Avoid
by James V. Smith Jr.
Breaking In: Debut Author Spotlight
by Chuck Sambuchino
Ask the Agent: Carly Watters, P.S. Literary Agency
by Kara Gebhart Uhl
Questions & Quandaries: The importance of clips; formatting book titles; leaped vs. leap
by Brian A. Klems
Your Story: First Things First, Contest #40
Standout Markets: Glimmer Train; Relevant; Dzanc Books
by Tiffany Luckey
Conference Scene: North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference; Writers in Paradise; San Diego State University Writers’ Conference
by Linda Formichelli
Reject a Hit: The Godfather
Spoof-rejected by Eileen Melia Hession
- 5-Minute Memoir: My Few Minutes With Andy Rooney
- Poetry: Tanka
- Margaret Atwood on the new market for short stories
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