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Of 800-Pound Pink Elephants and Telling the Truth
Expectation Versus Reality: 10 Truths You Should Know About NaNoWriMo • The staff of the writing community and nonprofit demystify the process behind their annual month-long challenge.
Worth a Thousand Words
Creating the Conference • From planning the experience to choosing your speakers, a veteran conference director tells how to curate a writing conference that will help participants succeed in their goals.
Tell Your Stories Like They Matter
100 Years of Writer’s Digest • In celebration of our 100th anniversary in 2020, WD is selecting the best past articles to showcase again.
Poetic asides • No matter what you write, a bit of poetic license can be a valuable asset to any writer’s arsenal.
INDIE LAB • New rules. New strategies. New paths to success.
Natalie Kimber • THE RIGHTS FACTORY
BREAKING IN • Debut authors: How they did it, what they learned, and why you can do it, too.
TRUTH SERUM • To understand the nuances of how truth manifests differently across fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, WD consulted the authors Karen Russell, Esmé Weijun Wang, and Jericho Brown.
TRUTH AND CONSEQUENCES • Nearly every fiction author uses inspiration from their own life in their writing. Here’s how to ethically borrow real-life experiences for your stories.
BACKSTORY IS BEHAVIOR • When writing your character’s backstory, it can be hard to avoid the info-dump impulse. Instead, try these tips for revealing your character’s past through her present actions and attitudes.
ALL TOGETHER NOW • Even the most introverted writer must work with others once in a while. Here’s how to survive and thrive in a collaborative partnership.
10 COLLABORATION TIPS FOR WRITERS
CLEARING THE PATH • The path to success in self-publishing seems muddied to many hopeful author-publishers. Here are five truths about starting your own imprint that illuminate the way.
THE WD INTERVIEW Amor Towles • The international bestseller digs deep into the revision process that polishes his iconic books and the author’s role in serving readers.
STRUCTURED HISTORIES • The 88th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition Grand Prize winner shares his playwriting and plotting secrets.
WD ANNUAL WINNER SPOTLIGHT: JERRY SLAFF
FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK • 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.
PERSONAL ESSAYS: WHAT SHOULD I WRITE?
Tips for Writing a Personal Essay That Won’t Humiliate Others
WRITING YOUR FIRST ARTICLE
Techniques for Good Storytelling
TAKE TWO • Lessons from the world of screenwriting to inform, inspire, and incite action!
CONFERENCE SCENE • Events to advance your craft, connections, and career.
What to Expect From Your First Writing Conference
CONFERENCE GUIDE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019
POTPOURRI FOR THE PEN • An aromatic blend of writerly diversions.