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Secrets to Share • Investigative reporting often involves tracking down reluctant sources and convincing them to tell what they know. Four veteran reporters explain how they get the job done.
Fool Me Once
Poetic asides • No matter what you write, a bit of poetic license can be a valuable asset to any writer’s arsenal.
Death to Character Descriptions • Instead of boring readers with a catalog of physical traits, empower them to visualize your characters within the context of the story you’ve crafted.
Digital Repository Limbo • In the age of electronic thesis submissions, how can MFA students protect their work?
FROM PAGE TO SILVER SCREEN • The year ahead is jam-packed with film adaptations of your favorite novels. Here’s just a sampling of what to look forward to in 2019.
Repository Limbo, Cont.
John Cusick • FOLIO LITERARY MANAGEMENT/ FOLIO JR.
BREAKING IN • Debut authors: How they did it, what they learned and why you can do it, too.
THE IDENTITY ISSUE
Through the Looking Glass • As publishing endeavors to address diversity and inclusion in fiction, an inevitable question arises: Can authors write characters whose experiences are outside of their own?
Up Close and Personal • From fast-paced action to intimate drama, third-person limited POV can be adapted to any scene or situation. Discover how to make the most of fiction’s most flexible form.
DO IT YOURSELF
Writing Queer • While the roots of LGBTQ literature stretch back to the ancient Greeks, only in the modern era have works that openly address the experience seen the sun. Here we trace the history of—and current opportunities for—queer authors.
Changing the Face of Crime Fiction • In a genre that has historically lacked diversity, six writers of color discuss overcoming the challenge of breaking in and the current climate for crime/mystery/thriller fiction.
MEET THE WRITERS
THE WD INTERVIEW Cassandra Clare • The YA sensation unveils the practical magic behind her bestselling Shadowhunter series and demystifies the secrets of writing for different age groups and fostering representation in fiction.
know thy reader • Peer inside the psyche of your readers and learn to leverage the five factors that keep them flipping pages.
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
ACE YOUR QUERY LETTER
Do Your Research
WRITING THE LETTER YOU’RE NOT GOING TO SEND
Amateur Mistakes to Avoid
TAKE TWO • Lessons from the world of screenwriting to inform, inspire and incite action!
CONFERENCE SCENE • Events to advance your craft, connections and career.
GET THE MOST OUT OF IN-PERSON MEETINGS
POTPOURRI FOR THE PEN • An aromatic blend of writerly diversions.