2008 Article Index

All feature articles and columns published in Writer’s Digest during 2008 are indexed by topic. Abbreviations for regular columns: Ask the Pro (ATP), The Conference Scene (CS), InkWell (IW), First Impressions (FI), On the Edge (OTE), Postscript (PS), Questions & Quandaries (QQ), The Sentence Sleuth (SS), The WD Interview (WDI), This Writer’s Life (WL), Writer’s Workbook (WW), Your Story (YS). For back issues, send $8/issue ($10 Canada; $12 other foreign), which includes postage and handling, to Writer’s Digest/F+W Media Products, 700 E. State St., Iola WI 54990; or call (800)258-0929. Specify publication, month and year. Back issues may also be ordered at Writer’s Digest Back Issues.

BUSINESS/LEGAL MATTERS

“How Do I Get Paid On Time?,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Feb, p. 70

“Cold-Call Interviews for Queries,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Apr, p. 68

“Numbering Pages of a Prologue,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Apr, p. 69

“What is a Blog?,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Jun, p. 64

“Average Lawyer Fees,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Jun, p. 64

“Altering a Source (Wikipedia-Edition),” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Jun, p. 65

“Book Blurb Blues,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Aug, p. 64

“Missing Payments,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Aug, p. 65

“The Anatomy of a Writer’s Website,” Linda Formichelli, Oct, p. 50

“Literary Executor,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Oct, p. 56

“Ghostwriter Fees,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Oct, p. 57

“Off the Clock,” IW, Art Spikol, Dec, p. 10

“Can You Copyright a Pseudonym?,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Dec, p. 54

CONFERENCES

“The ASJA Writers Conference,” CS, Linda Formichelli, Feb, p. 87

“New York Round Table Writers’ Conference,” CS, Linda Formichelli, Apr, p. 84

“Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference,” CS, Linda Formichelli, Jun, p. 79

“The Maui Writers Conference,” CS, Linda Formichelli, Aug, p. 80

“South Carolina Writers Workshop,” CS, Linda Formichelli, Oct, p. 72

“The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference,” CS, Linda Formichelli, Dec, p. 72

CONTESTS

“Making a Lot From a Little,” YS, Marykate Schweiger, Feb, p. 76

“Seeing Green,” Margaret Russo, Apr, p. 62

“Formatting for Contests,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Apr, p. 68

“The Oldest One,” YS, Tess Whitehurst, Apr, p. 72

“Emotional Rescue,” Kara Gebhart Uhl, Jun, p. 60

“Wednesday’s Exposure,” YS, Michelle Weidenbenner, Jun, p. 68

“Falling for Romance,” Kara Gebhart Uhl, Aug, p. 60

“All-Star Dinner,” YS, Kelly Tarver, Aug, p. 68

“Not What it Looks Like,” YS, Vicki Wilson, Oct, p. 60

“Lighting Up the Stage,” Jessie Gridley, Dec, p. 50

“Survival Suburbia,” YS, Steve Martinez, Dec, p. 58

FICTION WRITING

“Fiction: Metaphors,” WW, Steve Almond, Feb, p. 79

“Fiction: Attributive Clauses,” WW, Steve Almond, Apr, p. 75

“Fiction: Titles,” WW, Steve Almond, Jun, p. 71

“Fiction: Background,” WW, Steve Almond, Aug, p. 71

“Fiction: Point of View,” WW, Steve Almond, Oct, p. 63

“Fiction: Pacing,” WW, Steve Almond, Dec, p. 61

GRAMMAR/LANGUAGE USE

“Hone vs. Home,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Feb, p. 70

“Never Sit on a Thrown,” SS, Bonnie Trenga, Feb, p. 72

“In Search of Lost Readers,” SS, Bonnie Trenga, Apr, p. 70

“It Was a Bad and Boring Sentence,” SS, Bonnie Trenga, Jun, p. 66

“News of the Weird Modifier,” SS, Bonnie Trenga, Aug, p. 66

“I.E. vs. E.G.,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Oct, p. 56

“Mind Your Apostrophes,” SS, Bonnie Trenga, Oct, p. 58

“Contractions with Proper Nouns,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Dec, p. 54

“Begging the Question,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Dec, p. 54

INSPIRATION/ADVICE

“The Final Verse,” Kevin Alexander, WL, Feb, p. 26

“Baby Steps,” Bill O’Hanlon, Feb, p. 32

“Write from the Ground Up,” Jon Robertson, Feb, p. 36

“Plotting a Novel Group,” Marie Lamba, Feb, p. 42

“Novel Revision for the Faint of Heart,” Jordan E. Rosenfeld, Feb, p. 46

“Your Perfect Match,” Mark Peters, Feb, p. 60

“Labor or Leisure?,” PS, Lauren Kessler, Feb, p. 96

“No Longer So Awkward,” WL, Kevin Alexander, Apr, p. 24

“All I Used to Need Was Love,” Debbie Macomber, Apr, p. 35

“Why I Write Horror,” Ramsey Campbell, Apr, p. 39

“Writing Small, Not Small Writing,” Ridley Pearson, Apr, p. 41

Creating New Worlds,” Terry Brooks, Apr, p. 42

“Evolution,” PS, Brock Clarke, Apr, p. 96

“Instant Blogification,” WL, Kevin Alexander, Jun, p. 20

“Literary Hot Spots,” Kevin Alexander, Jordan E. Rosenfeld, Sarah Walker, Natalia Maldonado and Jack Clemens, Jun, p. 28

“Writer’s Block Moves,” Terry Bisson, Jun, p. 46

“101 Best Websites for Writers,” Brian A. Klems, Jun, p. 52

“Lonely Town,” PS, Marc Weingarten, Jun, p. 88

“Niche Writer,” IW, Jenna Glatzer, Aug, p. 12

“Agent Angst,” WL, Kevin Alexander, Aug, p. 24

“The 2008 WD Guide to Software for Writers,” Jenna Glatzer, Aug, p. 50

“Up Close & Personal,” Anya Kamenetz, Aug, p. 56

“Bemused,” PS, Wayne Sheldrake, Aug, p. 88

“Surviving the Spite,” IW, Melissa Hart, Oct, p. 10

“Giving it Up,” WL, Kevin Alexander, Oct, p. 22

“Secret Lives,” PS, Lisa Rogak, Oct, p. 80

“Not so Fast,” PS, Bob Woodiwiss, Dec, p. 8

“My Final Column,” WL, Kevin Alexander, Dec, p. 24

“The Next Best Thing to Being There,” Jordan E. Rosenfeld, Dec, p. 46

INTERVIEWS/PROFILES

“Indie Spirit: Charlotte Cook,” ATP, Jordan E. Rosenfeld, Feb, p. 22

“Coming-out Party: Eileen Cook,” FI, Jordan E. Rosenfeld, Feb, p. 24

“Mistress of Suspense: Tess Gerritsen,” WDI, Jordan E. Rosenfeld, Feb, p. 50

“The Art of the Interview,” Mary Curran-Hackett, Feb, p. 56

“Burning Down the (Literary) House: Brock Clarke,” Maria Schneider, Feb, p. 64

“Hospital Drama: CJ Lyons,” FI, Jordan E. Rosenfeld, Apr, p. 22

“Revamping an Icon: Philip Gourevitch,” ATP, Jordan E. Rosenfeld, Apr, p. 26

“Genre Bender: Laurell K. Hamilton,” Maria Schneider, Apr, p. 44

“Acting Up: Harley Jane Kozak,” Jordan E. Rosenfeld, Apr, p. 50

“Moving with the Trends: Stephanie Kip Hostan,” ATP, Jordan E. Rosenfeld, Jun, p. 16

“The Power of Persistence: David J. Schwartz,” FI, Jordan E. Rosenfeld, Jun, p. 18

“Beauty and the Beast: Sara Gruen,” WDI, Jordan E. Rosenfeld, Jun, p. 40

“Media Watchdog: Brent Cunningham,” ATP, Jordan E. Rosenfeld, Aug, p. 21

“A Published Prosecutor: Raffi Yessayan, FI, Jordan E. Rosenfeld, Aug, p. 22

“Silver Screen Instincts: Diablo Cody,” WDI, Chad Gervich, Aug, p. 42

“Act II: Amy Bloom,” Jordan E. Rosenfeld, Aug, p. 46

“A Woman of Letters: Isabel Allende,” WDI, Jordan E. Rosenfeld, Oct, p. 40

“Banking on Book Clubs: Pamela Dorman,” ATP, Kara Gebhart Uhl, Oct, p. 18

“The Healing Truth: Gail Konop Baker,” FI, Jordan E. Rosenfeld, Oct, p. 20

“Long-Form Journalism Lives on: Gerald Marzorati,” ATP, Kara Gebhart Uhl, Dec, p. 20

“In the Game: Dave Fromm,” FI, Jordan E. Rosenfeld, Dec, p. 22

“Thrill of the Chase: Brad Thor,” WDI, Maria Schneider, Dec, p. 42

MARKETING/GETTING PUBLISHED

“The Quick Pitch,” IW, Susan Breen, Feb, p. 14

“The Best Time to Query,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Feb, p. 70

“Sending Multiple Submissions,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Feb, p. 71

“Marketing: Op-Eds,” WW, Lisa Rogak, Feb, p. 85

“The Long and the Shorts of Amazon,” IW, J.A. Konrath, Apr, p. 14

“Publish Your First Book after 50,” Scott Hoffman, Apr, p. 56

“Marketing: Platforms,” WW, Ally E. Peltier, Apr, p. 81

“Marketing: Reprints,” WW, Sharon Naylor, Jun, p. 77

“Marketing: After the Art,” WW, M.J. Rose, Aug, p. 77

“What Agents Hate,” Chuck Sambuchino, Oct, p. 24

“Secret Agents,” Chuck Sambuchino, Oct, p. 28

“A Successful Aftermath,” Chuck Sambuchino, Oct, p. 34

“Marketing: Blogging,” WW, M.J. Rose, Oct, p. 69

“Does Free Pay?,” Jordan E. Rosenfeld, Dec, p. 38

“Marketing: Word of Mouth,” WW, M.J. Rose, Dec, p. 67

MARKETS

“Eco-Thrillers,” OTE, Jordan E. Rosenfeld, Feb, p. 28

“Religious Wars,” OTE, Kara Gebhart Uhl, Apr, p. 27

“Boomer Lit,” OTE, Jordan E. Rosenfeld, Jun, p. 22

“Latino Lit,” OTE, Michael J. Vaughn, Aug, p. 26

NEWS/TRENDS

“The Popular Fiction Report,” Michael J. Vaughn, Apr, p. 32

“7 Trend Tips,” Debbie Macomber, Oct, p. 46

“E-books: Take 2,” Zachary Petit, Dec, p. 28

“The Future Now,” Bob Sacks and Samir Husni, Dec, p. 32

NONFICTION WRITING

“Nonfiction: Research, Interview and Follow-Up,” WW, Claire Dygert, Joy Lanzendorfer, Natalie Lorenzi, Elizabeth Gehrman, Feb, p. 81

“Writing Another Life,” Marion Elizabeth Rodgers, Apr, p. 60

“Nonfiction: Personal Essays,” WW, Susan Shapiro, Apr, p. 77

“The Syndication Blues,” IW, Lisa Abeyta, Jun, p. 10

“Nonfiction: Q&As,” WW, Susan Shapiro, Jun, p. 73

“Nonfiction: Brief Critiques,” WW, Susan Shapiro, Aug, p. 73

“Nonfiction: Avoid the Poison Pen,” WW, Susan Shapiro, Oct, p. 65

“Nonfiction: Regional Articles,” WW, Susan Shapiro, Dec, p. 53

POETRY

“Poetry: Haiku,” WW, Robert Lee Brewer, Feb, p. 83

“Poetry: Concrete Poetry,” WW, Michael J. Vaughn, Apr, p. 79

“Poetry: Word Choice,” WW, Dorianne Laux, Jun, p. 75

“Poetry: Syllables,” WW, Dorianne Laux, Aug, p. 75

“Poetry: The Leap,” WW, Dorianne Laux, Oct, p. 67

“Poetry: Look at a Thing,” WW, Dorianne Laux, Dec, p. 65

SCRIPTWRITING

“From Idea to Script,” Jurgen Wolff, Aug, p. 30

“Script Rules,” Christina Hamlett, Aug, p. 34

“Leave ‘em Laughting,” Mark Miller, Aug, p. 38

“What is a Logline?,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Aug, p. 64

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