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Writer's Digest

May/June 2021
Magazine

Writer's Digest magazine is a comprehensive source of writing instruction for writers. Each issue provides advice and insider tips on writing and selling fiction, nonfiction, poetry and scripts.

FROM OUR READERS • We posed the question to readers on our blog: “Describe a time when curiosity fueled your writing.” Readers responded:

Writer’s Digest

A Spark of Curiosity

CONTRIBUTORS

The Value of Experience: How Mentors Help Writers • Mentorship can be invaluable to writers, no matter how new or well-versed they are in their craft.

To Write Funny, You Must Think Funny • To get in touch with your sense of humor, follow these four habits of highly funny people.

How Sobriety Made Me a Better Writer

Poetic asides • No matter what you write, a bit of poetic license can be a valuable asset to any writer’s arsenal.

Chanel Cleeton

LEVEL UP YOUR WRITING (LIFE) • Advice and tips to boost your writing skills.

INDIELAB • New rules. New strategies. New paths to success.

WD 101 • Making sense of the publishing world.

Markus Hoffmann • REGAL HOFFMANN & ASSOCIATES

BREAKING IN • Debut authors: How they did it, what they learned, and why you can do it, too.

The 23rd Annual 101 Best Websites for Writers

THE WRITER’S DIGEST COMMUNITY OF WEBSITES • Writer’s Digest maintains a collection of websites to serve your writing needs. Be sure to visit us at these places.

The Curiously Effective Way to Beat Procrastination • An author of more than 60 books reveals how he follows his curiosity to beat writer’s block.

Open Endings • Jordan Rosenfeld looks at the various types of novel endings that can both tie threads of the story together as well as leave readers curious.

The Russian Nesting Doll Theory of Motivation • Your character’s motivation shouldn’t be flat and constant—it should evolve and change.

Chris Bohjalian

Mission Driven • Whitney Hill, winner of the 8th Annual WD Self-Published E-Book Awards, talks fan fiction, creating her own stories, and why she chose to self-publish.

Look Everywhere • The winner of the first ever WD Personal Essay Awards talks about being open to finding inspiration and how he made writing a part of his life, 15 minutes at a time.

FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK • A literary agent’s mostly serious answers to your mostly serious questions.

ALL ABOUT THE PITCH • Covering the tips, tricks, and tactics for capturing the attention of an assigning editor so you don’t get ghosted.

First Things First • THE CHALLENGE: Write the opening line to a story based on the photo prompt below.

ENTER YOUR STORY • THE CHALLENGE: Write the first line of a story based on the prompt below. You can be funny, poignant, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story.

THE BENEFITS OF WRITING BOOK REVIEWS

How Do I (Quickly) Write a Screenplay? • Lessons from the world of screenwriting to inform, inspire, and incite action!

Three Science Magazines for Writers

THREE SCIENCE FICTION JOURNALS

CONFERENCE SCENE • Events to advance your craft, connections, and career.

Top Eight Ways to Make Conference Presenters Feel Valued

POT POURRI FOR THE PEN • An aromatic blend of writerly diversions.


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Frequency: Every other month Pages: 92 Publisher: Active Interest Media Edition: May/June 2021

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  • Release date: April 12, 2021

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Writer's Digest magazine is a comprehensive source of writing instruction for writers. Each issue provides advice and insider tips on writing and selling fiction, nonfiction, poetry and scripts.

FROM OUR READERS • We posed the question to readers on our blog: “Describe a time when curiosity fueled your writing.” Readers responded:

Writer’s Digest

A Spark of Curiosity

CONTRIBUTORS

The Value of Experience: How Mentors Help Writers • Mentorship can be invaluable to writers, no matter how new or well-versed they are in their craft.

To Write Funny, You Must Think Funny • To get in touch with your sense of humor, follow these four habits of highly funny people.

How Sobriety Made Me a Better Writer

Poetic asides • No matter what you write, a bit of poetic license can be a valuable asset to any writer’s arsenal.

Chanel Cleeton

LEVEL UP YOUR WRITING (LIFE) • Advice and tips to boost your writing skills.

INDIELAB • New rules. New strategies. New paths to success.

WD 101 • Making sense of the publishing world.

Markus Hoffmann • REGAL HOFFMANN & ASSOCIATES

BREAKING IN • Debut authors: How they did it, what they learned, and why you can do it, too.

The 23rd Annual 101 Best Websites for Writers

THE WRITER’S DIGEST COMMUNITY OF WEBSITES • Writer’s Digest maintains a collection of websites to serve your writing needs. Be sure to visit us at these places.

The Curiously Effective Way to Beat Procrastination • An author of more than 60 books reveals how he follows his curiosity to beat writer’s block.

Open Endings • Jordan Rosenfeld looks at the various types of novel endings that can both tie threads of the story together as well as leave readers curious.

The Russian Nesting Doll Theory of Motivation • Your character’s motivation shouldn’t be flat and constant—it should evolve and change.

Chris Bohjalian

Mission Driven • Whitney Hill, winner of the 8th Annual WD Self-Published E-Book Awards, talks fan fiction, creating her own stories, and why she chose to self-publish.

Look Everywhere • The winner of the first ever WD Personal Essay Awards talks about being open to finding inspiration and how he made writing a part of his life, 15 minutes at a time.

FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK • A literary agent’s mostly serious answers to your mostly serious questions.

ALL ABOUT THE PITCH • Covering the tips, tricks, and tactics for capturing the attention of an assigning editor so you don’t get ghosted.

First Things First • THE CHALLENGE: Write the opening line to a story based on the photo prompt below.

ENTER YOUR STORY • THE CHALLENGE: Write the first line of a story based on the prompt below. You can be funny, poignant, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story.

THE BENEFITS OF WRITING BOOK REVIEWS

How Do I (Quickly) Write a Screenplay? • Lessons from the world of screenwriting to inform, inspire, and incite action!

Three Science Magazines for Writers

THREE SCIENCE FICTION JOURNALS

CONFERENCE SCENE • Events to advance your craft, connections, and career.

Top Eight Ways to Make Conference Presenters Feel Valued

POT POURRI FOR THE PEN • An aromatic blend of writerly diversions.


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