Writer’s Digest Article Index 2010

All feature articles and columns published in Writer’s Digest during 2010 are indexed by topic. Abbreviations for regular columns: Inkwell—IW; Ask the Pro—ATP; Breaking In—BI; MFA Insider—MFA; Questions & Quandaries—QQ; Your Story—YS; Nonfiction—NF; Conference Scene—CS; Writer’s Workbook—WW; Standout Markets—SM

Writer’s Digest Article Index 2010

BUSINESS/LEGAL MATTERS

“Can I Copyright a Title?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Jan, p. 58

“What Should I Charge for Online Writing?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Feb, p. 57

“Taxpertise for Writers,” Bonnie Lee, Mar/Apr, p. 43

“Are Fee-Charging Agents Legit?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, May/June, p. 62

“Libel vs. Slander?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Sept, p. 54

“What is Co-Publishing?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Sept, p. 54

“What Does ‘All Rights’ Really Mean?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Nov/Dec, p. 62

 

CONFERENCES

“Can’t-Miss Events in 2010,” CS, Linda Formichelli, Jan, p. 72

“Destination Conferences,” CS, Linda Formichelli, Feb, p. 72

“Budget-Friendly Events,” CS, Linda Formichelli, Mar/Apr, p. 80

“Birds of a Feather,” CS, Linda Formichelli, May/June, p. 76

“Where Nonfiction Writers Meet,” CS, Linda Formichelli, July/Aug, p. 74

“Make the Most of Any Writing Event,” CS, Linda Formichelli, Sept, p. 68

“Face to Face,” CS, Linda Formichelli, Oct, p. 70

“Young at Heart,” CS, Linda Formichelli, Nov/Dec, p. 76

 

CONTESTS

“My First Job as a Teacher,” YS, Rebekah Reaves, Jan, p. 60

“Winning Your Own Book,” Scott Francis, Feb, p. 40

“Conquered Fear,” YS, Jessica Kruger, Feb, p. 60

“He Plays Expert,” YS, Cresta McGowan, Mar/Apr, p. 68

“Message In a Bottle,” Zachary Petit, May/June, p. 50

“The Gift,” YS, Sarah T. Schwab, May/June, p. 64

“Building a Gripping Story,” Melissa Hill, July/Aug, p. 55

“A Working Professional,” YS, Miguel Lopez de Leon, July/Aug, p. 62

“Can I Enter More Than One Contest?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Sept, p. 55

“Special Big 10 Edition,” YS, Sept, p. 56

“Spring Social,” YS, John Gentile, Oct, p. 58

“Turning a Dark ‘Night’ Into a New Day,” Melissa Hill, Nov/Dec, p. 58

“Yellowed Kodachrome,” Stephen Book, Nov/Dec, p. 64

 

FICTION WRITING

“4 Tips for Boosting Your YA,” IW, Regina Brooks, Jan, p. 17

“Taming the Beast,” N.M. Kelby, Jan, p. 26

“How to Make Your Novel a Page Turner,” Elizabeth Sims, Jan, p. 30

“Fact Into Fiction,” Karen Dionne, Jan, p. 34

“How Research Really Works,” Gayle Lynds, Jan, p. 37

“Take Your Novel to the Finish Line,” Lin Enger, Jan, p. 38

“Prewriting in Plastic,” IW, Matthew Wolfe, Feb, p. 8

“Marry Your Life to Writing,” Sheila Bender, Feb, p. 28

UnKeep a Journal to Grow Your Writing,” WW, Heather Sellers, Feb, p. 62

“Write Yourself Out of a Rut,” WW, Brian Kiteley, Feb, p. 68

“What’s in a Name?” IW, Devyani Borade, Mar/Apr, p. 8

“Understanding Differences in POV,” WW, James V. Smith Jr., Mar/Apr, p. 70

“Choosing the Best POV for Your Story,” WW, Nancy Kress, Mar/Apr, p. 72

“Using Perception to Enhance Your POV,” WW, Alicia Rasley, Mar/Apr, p. 75

“Romancing the Publishing Industry,” Brenda Novak, May/June, p. 22

“Write This, Not That,” Elizabeth Sims, May/June, p. 32

“The Dos & Don’ts of Combining Genres,” Joanna Stampfel-Volpe, May/June, p. 36

“He Said She Said,” Leigh Anne Jasheway, May/June, p. 41

“4 Story Structures for Sci-Fi, Fantasy & More,” WW, Orson Scott Card, May/June, p. 66

“5 Tips for Creating Characters for Kinds,” WW, Ann Whitford Paul, May/June, p. 69

“3 Techniques for Crafting Your Villain,” WW, Hallie Ephron, May/June, p. 71

“Understanding the Key Types of Stakes,” WW, Donald Maass, July/Aug, p. 64

“Building Tension to Heighten the Stakes,” WW, Jessica Page Morrell, July/Aug, p. 67

“Upping the Ante: Three Strategies,” WW, Victoria Lynn Schmidt, July/Aug, p. 70

“How Should I Style Thoughts?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Sept, p. 55

“10 Creative Ways to Beat Writer’s Block Fast,” WW, Fred White, Sept, p. 58

“10-Minute Fixes to 10 Common Plot Problems,” WW, Elizabeth Sims, Sept, p. 60

“Brush Up On Your Style in 10 Minutes or Less,” WW, Brandon Royal, Sept, p. 64

“What Now? How to Revise From a Critique,” Becky Levine, Oct, p. 51

“Flash Fiction FAQs,” IW, William Highsmith, Nov/Dec, p. 12

“Developing a Signature Style,” IW, Zachary Petit, Nov/Dec, p. 13

“Master These Seven Tools for Talk,” WW, James Scott Bell, Nov/Dec, p. 66

“Weave Action, Narrative and Dialogue,” WW, Gloria Kempton, Nov/Dec, p. 69

“Amp Up Dialogue With Emotional Beats,” WW, Todd A. Stone, Nov/Dec, p. 72

 

GRAMMAR/LANGUAGE USE

“Lead vs. Lead vs. Led?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Mar/Apr, p. 66

“Sneaked or Snuck?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, May/June, p. 62

“Eminent or Imminent?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, July/Aug, p. 60

“Leave Alone or Let Alone?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, July/Aug, p. 61

“Is ‘Alot’ a Word?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Sept, p. 54

“What about ‘Ahold’?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Sept, p. 54

“Were or Was?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Sept, p. 54

“Animal Pronouns: He, She, or It?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Oct, p. 56

“Reign Vs. Rein?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Oct, p. 56

“Can I Use Capitalization to Add Significance?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Oct, p. 57

“Peak Vs. Peek (Vs. Pique)” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Nov/Dec, p. 62

“Can You ‘Graduate College’?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Nov/Dec, p. 63

 

INSPIRATION/ADVICE

“Inspiration vs. Perspiration,” IW, Mary E. Demuth, Jan, p. 8

“Bob, The Column,” IW, Bob Woodiwiss, Jan, p. 10

“The Novel Afterlife,” IW, Zachary Petit, Jan, p. 12

“Sea Change,” IW, Zachary Petit, Jan, p. 16

“Low Residency, High Rewards,” MFA, Sena Jeter Naslund, Jan, p. 22

“90 Secrets of Bestselling Authors,” Jessica Strawser, Jan, p. 42

“What Is an MFA?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Jan, p. 58

“Make Rejection Into a Plan of Action,” WW, Wendy Burt-Thomas, Jan, p. 70

“Wake Up that Subconscious,” IW, Kelly L. Stone, Feb, p. 10

“Bob, The Column: Writing in the New Economy,” IW, Bob Woodwiss, Feb, p. 15

“There’s No Such Thing as a Failed Story,” MFA, John Smolens, Feb, p. 20

“Why Inspiration Matters,” Fred White, Feb, p. 24

“DIY Writing Retreats,” Kathryn Haueisen Cashen, Feb, p. 32

“Bob, The Column: A Writer’s Guide to Modern Copspeak,” IW, Bob Woodiwiss, Mar/Apr, p. 10

“Essentials of the Writing Life,” WD Editors, Feb, p. 35

“Truth, Credibility, and the Writer,” Art Spikol, Feb, p. 52

“Enrich Your Descriptions,” WW, Stephenie Steele & Joe Stollenwerk, Feb, p. 65

“Tips for Writing and for Life,” MFA, Leslie Epstein, Mar/Apr, p. 26

“How Can I Keep From Being Overwhelmed by My Novel?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Mar/Apr, p. 66

“The Location-Independent Writer,” IW, Chris Guillebeau, May/June, p. 8

“Bob, The Column: Writing Prompts for Popular Genres,” IW, Bob Woodiwiss, May/June, p. 10

“Necessary Confusions,” MFA, Dan Beachy-Quick, May/June, p. 18

“101 Best Websites for Writers,” Brian A. Klems & WD Staff, May/June, p. 52

“What’s the Secret of Style?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, May/June, p. 63

“Bob, The Column: On Conquering Criticism,” IW, Bob Woodiwiss, July/Aug, p. 10

“Emerging as a Writer,” MFA, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, July/Aug, p. 20

“Does Age Matter?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, July/Aug, p. 60

“10 Tips for Delivering a Killer Reading,” IW, Barbara Croft, Sept, p. 10

“Bob, The Column: The 10 Best Places for Writers to Live,” IW, Bob Woodiwiss, Sept, p. 14

“10 Bestsellers Riff on 10 of the All-Time Best Thrillers,” IW, Sept, p. 15

“10 Tips for Maximizing Your MFA Experience,” MFA, Lori A. May, Sept, p. 20

“10 Experts Take on the Writer’s Rulebook,” Jessica Strawser & Zachary Petit, Sept, p. 22

“10 Ways to be a Productivity Pro,” Sage Cohen, Sept, p. 42

“10 Ways to Write What You “No,” Bill O’Hanlon, Sept, p. 46

“Can I Write for Multiple Genres?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Sept, p. 54

“How Do I Juggle Ideas?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Sept, p. 55

“Reject a Hit,” IW, Kinda S. Lenberg, Oct, p. 14

“Bob, The Column: Writing Contests,” IW, Bob Woodiwiss, Oct, p. 15

“The Great Genre Debate,” MFA, Mark Todd, Oct, p. 20

“Reject a Hit,” IW, Kerreanna DiMauro, Nov/Dec, p. 14

“Bob, The Column: How Low (or Middle or High) –Brow Can You Go?” IW, Bob Woodiwiss, Nov/Dec, p. 15

“Lit Journal Submissions 101,” MFa, Michael Kardos, Nov/Dec, p. 20

 

INTERVIEWS/PROFILES

“Ask the Pro: Chris Richman,” ATP, Kara Gebhart Uhl, Jan, p. 18

“Belinda Bauer, Colin Broderick, Josh Lieb,” BI, Chuck Sambuchino, Jan, p. 20

“Literary Legend: Lawrence Ferlinghetti,” Zachary Petit, Jan, p. 54

“Ask the Pro: Rachelle Gardner,” ATP, Kara Gebhart Uhl, Feb, p. 17

“Paul Doiron, Matt Mikalatos, Rhonda Stapleton,” BI, Chuck Sambuchino, Feb, p. 18

“W Is for Writer: Sue Grafton,” Diana Page Jordan, Feb, p. 48

“Ask the Pro: Bernadette Baker-Baughman,” ATP, Kara Gebhart Uhl, Mar/Apr, p. 21

“Debra Berndt, Ellen Bryson, Mara Purnhagen,” BI, Chuck Sambuchino, Mar/Apr, p. 24

“The Art of Writing True: Elizabeth Berg,” Jessica Strawser, Mar/Apr, p. 52

“James L. Rubart, Kristin Walker, Michele Young-Stone,” BI, Chuck Sambuchino, May/June, p. 16

“Ask the Pro: Kate Schafer Testerman,” ATP, Kara Gebhart Uhl, May/June, p. 21

“Anne Lamott: Imperfect Bird by Bird,” Diana Page Jordan, May/June, p. 46

“Ask the Pro: Cherry Weiner,” ATP, Kara Gebhart Uhl, July/Aug, p. 17

“Tom Leveen, Boyd Morrison, Malena Watrous,” BI, Chuck Sambuchino, July/Aug, p. 18

“Yann Martel: Patron of the Arts,” Jessica Strawser, July/Aug, p. 46

“In Her Blood: Charlaine Harris,” Zachary Petit, July/Aug, p. 51

“Ask the Pro: Suzie Townsend,” ATP, Kara Gebhart Uhl, Sept, p. 16

“10 Notable Debuts,” BI, Chuck Sambuchino, Sept, p. 18

“The WD Interview Takes Ten,” Zachary Petit and Jessica Strawser, Sept, p. 32

“Ask the Pro: Nat Sobel,” ATP, Jane Friedman, Oct, p. 16

“Richard Harvell, Susan Henderson, Anastasia Hopcus,” BI, Chuck Sambuchino, Oct, p. 18

“Alice Walker: Legacy in Purple,” Jessica Strawser, Oct, p. 46

“Ask the Pro: April Eberhardt,” Jane Friedman, Nov/Dec, p. 16

“Billy Coffey, Kody Keplinger, Kimberly Palmer,” BI, Chuck Sambuchino, Nov/Dec, p. 18

“Ken Follett and David Morrell: Masters of Their Craft,” Jessica Strawser, Nov/Dec, p. 52

 

MARKETING/GETTING PUBLISHED

“When Can You Query?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Jan, p. 58

“Basics of a Solid 3-Paragraph Query,” WW, Ann Rittenberg, Jan, p. 62

“Your Guide to an Effective Novel Synopsis,” WW, Chuck Sambuchino, Jan, p. 65

“Coming Soon to a Bookstore Near You,” Shauna E. Black, Feb, p. 44

“What are the Genres for Young Readers?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Feb, p. 57

“Don’t Be a Stranger,” IW, Chad Gervich, Mar/Apr, p. 18

“The Reluctant Writer’s Guide to Handselling Your Book,” Elizabeth Sims, Mar/Apr, p. 48

“Lessons Learned from an Author Turned Agent,” Jennifer Lawler, Mar/Apr, p. 56

“Risk & Rewards,” Zachary Petit, Mar/Apr, p. 60

“How Do You Query a Trilogy?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Mar/Apr, p. 66

“Maeve Binchy: On Editors,” IW, Maeve Binchy, May/June, p. 12

“What’s a ‘Clip’?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Sept, p. 54

“Pitching the World,” IW, Steven Rowland, Oct, p. 8

“Endorsement Etiquette,” IW, Jenna Glatzer, Oct, p. 12

“The Hot List,” Chuck Sambuchino, Oct, p. 23

“Keys to the Gate-Keeper,” Ann Collette & Rachel Kincaid, Oct, p. 31

“Standout Queries That Worked,” Jessica Strawser, Oct, p. 36

“The Evolution of the Literary Agent,” Jane Friedman, Oct, p. 42

“How Long Until I Can Follow Up on an E-Query?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Oct, p. 56

“Elements of a Successful Fiction Platform,” Christina Katz, Nov/Dec, p. 46

 

MARKETS

“Standout Markets: Small Press Spotlight,” SM, Vanessa Wieland, Feb, p. 70

“Standout Markets: Literary Journal Spotlight,” SM, Vanessa Wieland, Feb, p. 71

“Standout Markets: Literary Journal Spotlight,” SM, Vanessa Wieland, Mar/Apr, p. 78

“Standout Markets: Small Press Spotlight,” SM, Vanessa Wieland, Mar/Apr, p. 79

“YA Today,” Jessica Strawser, May/June, p. 26

“Standout Markets: Small Press Spotlight,” SM, Vanessa Wieland, May/June, p. 74

“Standout Markets: Literary Journal Spotlight, SM, Vanessa Wieland, May/June, p. 75

“Cracking Into Comics,” IW, Vanessa Wieland, July/Aug, p. 12

“The Market for Memoirs,” Jessica Strawser, July/Aug, p. 22

“Standout Markets: Small Press Spotlight,” SM, Vanessa Wieland, July/Aug, p. 72

“Standout Markets: Literary Journal Spotlight,” SM, Vanessa Wieland, July/Aug, p. 73

“Standout Markets: Small Press Spotlight,” SM, Vanessa Wieland, Sept, p. 66

“Standout Markets: Literary Journal Spotlight,” SM, Vanessa Wieland, Sept, p. 67

“Standout Markets: Small Press Spotlight,” SM, Vanessa Wieland, Oct, p. 68

“Standout Markets: Literary Journal Spotlight,” SM, Vanessa Wieland, Oct, p. 69

“The 75 Best Online Markets,” Vanessa Wieland & Jennifer Benner, Nov/Dec, p. 24

“Standout Markets: Small Press Spotlight,” SM, Vanessa Wieland, Nov/Dec, p. 74

“Standout Markets: Literary Journal Spotlight,” SM, Vanessa Wieland, Nov/Dec, p. 75

 

NEWS/TRENDS

“Blogger Beware?” IW, Zachary Petit, Feb, p. 14

“Video + Book = Vook,” IW, Zachary Petit, May/June, p. 11

“Futurama,” IW, Guy LeCharles Gonzalez, Sept, p. 8

“Confessions of a Tweetaholic,” IW, Jeanne Veillette Bowerman, Nov/Dec, p. 8

“Top Shelf,” IW, Zachary Petit,” Nov/Dec, p. 11

“Be an Online Critique Geek,” Becky Levine, Nov/Dec, p. 34

 

NONFICTION WRITING

“The Sticky Situation Room,” IW, Linda Formichelli, Feb, p. 12

“Make Your Passion Make Money for You,” Chris Guillebeau, Mar/Apr, p. 30

“Doing the Math,” Perry P. Perkins, Mar/Apr, p. 34

“Breaking into Corporate Writing,” I.J. Schecter, Mar/Apr, p. 38

“Based on a True Story,” IW, Jenny Rough, July/Aug, p. 8

“A Hook for Every Book,” Paula Balzer, July/Aug, p. 28

“Elements of an Effective Arc,” Adair Lara, July/Aug, p. 34

“Full Disclosure,” Laurie Rosin, July/Aug, p. 39

“Not Just Your Story,” Amy Cook, July/Aug, p. 42

“10 Reasons the Freelance Life Is a Good Life,” Art Spikol, Sept, p. 50

“Find an Angle to Bring Your Subject to Life,” Adair Lara, Oct, p. 60

“Write Your Essay the Reader-Friendly Way,” Dinty W. Moore, Oct, p. 63

“Create a Narrative Arc,” Jody Bates, Oct, p. 66

“How to Lose Blog Traffic and Alienate People,” Monica Bhide, Nov/Dec, p. 40

 

POETRY

“Poetic Asides,” IW, Robert Lee Brewer, Jan, p. 15

“Poetic Asides,” IW, Robert Lee Brewer, Feb, p. 16

“Poetic Asides,” IW, Robert Lee Brewer, Mar/Apr, p. 12

“Poetic Asides,” IW, Robert Lee Brewer, May/June, p. 15

“Poetic Asides,” IW, Robert Lee Brewer, July/Aug, p. 14

“Poetic Asides,” IW, Robert Lee Brewer, Sept, p. 12

“Poetic Asides,” IW, Robert Lee Brewer, Oct, p. 10

“Poetic Asides,” IW, Robert Lee Brewer, Nov/Dec, p. 10

 

SCRIPTWRITING

 

EXERCISES

“Exercise Your Pen: Take 10: A Date Derailed,” IW, Bonnie Neubauer, Jan, p. 11

“Exercise Your Pen: Write Like Stephen King,” IW, William Cane, Mar/Apr, p. 20

“Exercise Your Pen: Time Travel to Build Backstory,” IW, Robert J. Ray, July/Aug, p. 11

“Exercise Your Pen: What Is Vital to You?” IW, Kathryn Rhett, Oct, p. 10

 

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