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Writer's Digest • MARCH/APRIL 2021 VOLUME 101 | NO. 2
Mr. Successful • On the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Mr. Men Little Miss series, WD spoke with author Adam Hargreaves on his father’s legacy and taking over the family business.
Columns: The Pillars of Every Periodical • You don’t have to be a celebrity to write a column. Just let your geek flag fly, and keep your editor happy.
Poeitc asides • No matter what you write, a bit of poetic license can be a valuable asset to any writer’s arsenal.
Lisa DiMona WRITERS HOUSE
Character Motivation • Advice and tips to boost your writing skills.
Distribution Options for Indie Authors • New rules. New strategies. New paths to success.
The Matrix: How to Determine Your Worth as a Freelancer • Making sense of the publishing world.
BREAKING IN • Debut authors: How they did it, what they learned, and why you can do it, too.
Author vs. Character • Stop judging your past self by learning to write personal narratives with a neutral storyteller’s eye.
Writing Your Memoir • By analyzing four recent memoirs, author Sharon McDonnell explains how to best capture your reader’s curiosity.
About Us • Your story belongs to you but will involve other people. Where do your rights end and theirs begin?
The Words and the Bees • No matter the genre, writers of romantic plots all dread one thing: Writing a terrible intimate scene.
The Time and Energy Game • Finding that you’re spending too much time on everything except writing? Here are some ideas for a solution.
The Art of the Multi-Author Event • Here’s how to decide when a multi-author event is the best strategy for you—and how to make the most of sharing the stage.
A Family Memoir • A mother and daughter team talks about their hit indie memoir Remembering Shanghai, winner of the 28th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.
Carmen Maria Machado
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.
Of a Feather • THE CHALLENGE: Write a short story of 650 words or fewer based on the photo below. Out of more than 130 entries, Writer’s Digest editors and readers chose this winner, submitted by William Vingi of Charleston, S.C.
ON CHANGING GENRES
TAKE TWO • Lessons from the world of screenwriting to inform, inspire, and incite action!
Six Personal Essay Markets for Writers
CONFERENCE SCENE • Events to advance your craft, connections, and career.
POTPOURRI FOR THE PEN • An aromatic blend of writerly diversions.