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Time to Begin
Back in the Day • Fiction and nonfiction writers alike can glean lessons about writing from the examples of industry defying, sometimes outlandish, vintage magazines and comics.
Time to Finish
Shared Writing • More than just a quiet space to work without distraction, writers can find connections with other writers and more in coworking spaces created specifically for them.
Poetic asides • No matter what you write, a bit of poetic license can be a valuable asset to any writer’s arsenal.
Hook, Line and Self-Publish • The winner of WD’s 6th Annual Self-Published E-Book Awards shows where truly believing in your work can take your stories.
THE ART AND CRAFT OF WASTING TIME
Worth a Thousand Words
Stephanie Hansen • METAMORPHOSIS LITERARY AGENCY
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 21ST ANNUAL 101 BEST WEBSITES FOR WRITERS
BEYOND THE 101: THE WRITER’S DIGEST FAMILY OF SITES
DIGNIFIED DETOURS • When procrastination beckons, surfing the world of wordsmithing websites ensures that your time isn’t truly wasted.
OPERATION AMAZON • Indie authors and bestsellers alike must harness the force of Amazon to maximize sales. Here are 4 covert success strategies for authors taking on the world’s largest bookseller.
PILLAR of the COMMUNITY • The right online writing community can push you further along the path to success. Whether you’re looking for prompts, beta readers, publishing advice or more writer friends, here are a few places to find your people.
THE WD INTERVIEW N.K.Jemisin • The master fantasy world-builder reveals her secrets to success on Patreon and speculates on how imagination might test-drive our future.
FANTASTICAL TRUTHS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM • The winner of the 14th Annual Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards addresses universal truths—and attempts to answer life’s big questions—through fantasy worlds.
DON’T THROW AWAY YOUR SHOT!
THE WINNER’S SPOTLIGHT: DAVID BURNS
FUNNY YOU SHOULDASK • A literary agent’s mostly serious answers to your mostly serious questions.
First Things First • THE CHALLENGE: Write the opening line to a story based on the photo prompt below.
ENTER YOUR STORY
FINDING THE NUANCES
EDITING FOR GRAMMAR
Improving Your Grammar
TAKET WO • Lessons from the world of screenwriting to inform, inspire and incite action!
CONFERENCESCENE • Events to advance your craft, connections and career.
THAT BIG CONFERENCE: SHOULD YOU GO?
POTPOURRIFORTHEPEN • An aromatic blend of writerly diversions.