Writer’s Digest Article Index 2012

All feature articles and columns published in Writer’s Digest during 2011 are indexed by topic. Abbreviations for regular columns: Inkwell—IW; Ask the Agent—ATA; Breaking In—BI; Questions & Quandaries—QQ; Your Story—YS; Conference Scene—CS; Writer’s Workbook—WW; Standout Markets—SM

Writer’s Digest Article Index 2012

 

BUSINESS/LEGAL MATTERS

“How Do First Rights Work?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Jan, p. 49

“Exploring Your Option,” IW, Fred Rosen, Jul/Aug, p. 8

 

CONFERENCES

“Conference Scene,” CS, Linda Formichelli, Jan, p. 62

“Conference Scene,” CS, Linda Formichelli, Feb, p. 62

“Conference Scene,” CS, Linda Formichelli, Mar/Apr, p. 62

“Conference Scene,” CS, Linda Formichelli, May/Jun, p. 62

“Go Your Own Way,” Tanya Egan Gibson, Jul/Aug, p. 25

“Conference Scene,” CS, Linda Formichelli, Jul/Aug, p. 60

“Conference Scene,” CS, Linda Formichelli, Sep, p. 62

“Conference Scene,” CS, Linda Formichelli, Oct, p. 60

“Conference Scene,” CS, Linda Formichelli, Nov/Dec, p. 62

 

CONTESTS

“First Things First,” YS, Jan, p. 50

“First Things First,” YS, Feb, p. 50

“Self-Pub, Serendipity and Success,” Marielle Murphy, Mar/Apr, p. 39

“Anonymous,” YS, Patti Cavaliere, Mar/Apr, p. 50

“The Big Six Genre Picks,” Marielle Murphy, May/Jun, p. 45

“First Things First,” YS, May/Jun, p. 52

“The Winners of WD’s Annual Poetry Awards,” IW, Marielle Murphy, Jul/Aug, p. 14

“Taking Flight,” Marielle Murphy, Jul/Aug, p. 44

“Homecoming,” YS, Greg Linden, Jul/Aug, p. 48

“First Things First,” YS, Sep, p. 50

“First Things First, YS, Oct, p. 48

“The Safe Zone,” YS, Nov/Dec, p. 50

 

FICTION WRITING

“How Not to Write Your Novel,” James Scott Bell, Jan, p. 21

“6 Secrets to Creating and Sustaining Suspense,” Stephen James, Jan, p. 25

“Put Your Novel on the Map,” Nancy Ellen Dodd, Jan, p. 29

“Namedropping,” Elizabeth Sims, Jan, p. 32

“Tried & True: Timeless Novel Advice,” Kristen Grace, Jan, p. 37

“Understanding the Minor Characters’ Role,” WW, Orson Scott Card, Jan, p. 52

“Crafting Effective Supporting Characters,” WW, Hallie Ephron, Jan, p. 55

“Putting Your Supporting Cast to Work,” WW, Joseph Bates, Jan, p. 58

“Skill-Builders for Fiction Writers,” IW, Mike Nappa, Feb, p. 14

“6 Keys to Introducing Your Main Character,” WW, Jordan E. Rosenfeld, Feb, p. 52

“4 Rules for Sci-Fi & Fantasy Protagonists,” WW, Steven Harper, Feb, p. 55

“Craft Your Character’s Transformation,” WW, Jeff Gerke, Feb, p. 58

“Eye on the Prize,” IW, Marc D. Allan, Mar/Apr, p. 10

“5 Story Mistakes Even Good Writers Make,” Steven James, Mar/Apr, p. 22

“7 Simple Ways to Make a Good Story Great,” Steven James, Mar/Apr, p. 26

“Writing With a Natural Voice,” WW, Larry Brooks, Mar/Apr, p. 55

“7 Tips for Finding Your Voice in Fiction,” WW, Steven Harper, Mar/Apr, p. 58

“5 Steps to a Powerful Theme,” WW, Donald Maass, May/Jun, p. 54

“How to Magnify Theme Through Setting,” WW, Ron Rozelle, May/Jun, p. 58

“Pulling the Rug Out,” Steven James, Jul/Aug, p. 28

“What Is a Denouement?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Jul/Aug, p. 46

“Classic Conflict Through Rivalry,” WW, Ronald B. Tobias, Jul/Aug, p. 50

“Keys to Conflict in Romance,” WW, Jennifer Lawler, Jul/Aug, p. 53

“5 Tools for Building Conflict,” James Scott Bell, Jul/Aug, p. 55

“10 Fast Hacks for Fiction Writers,” Elizabeth Sims, Sep, p. 28

“7 Steps to a Foolproof Revision,” WW, Don Fry, Sep, p. 52

“Customize Your Self-Editing Approach,” WW, Sage Cohen, Sep. 56

“Raising the Stakes in Your First 50 pages, WW, Jeff Gerke, Oct, p. 50

“Creating Tension Through Misdirection, WW, William Noble, Oct, p. 53

“Making the Ordinary Menacing: 5 Ways,” WW, Hallie Ephron, Oct, p. 54

“The 7 Deadly Sins of Self-Editing,” IW, Janice Gable Bashman and Kathyrn Craft, Nov/Dec, p. 8

“How to Develop Any Idea into a Great Story,” Elizabeth Sims, Nov/Dec, p. 20

“Overcoming Writer’s Block Without Willpower,” Mike Bechtle, Nov/Dec, p. 24

“4 Ways to Motivate Characters and Plot,” WW, Nancy Kress, Nov/Dec, p. 52

“How to Make Ordinary Characters Compelling,” WW, Steven Harper, Nov/Dec, p. 56

“Deepen Motivations Through Archetypes,” WW, Victoria Lynn Schmidt, WW, Nov/Dec, p. 58

 

GRAMMAR/LANGUAGE USE

“Beat the Trickiest Grammar Hang-Ups,” Mignon Fogarty, Mar/Apr, p. 31

“Into Vs. In To,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Mar/Apr, p. 48

“50 Grammatical Mistakes to Avoid,” WW, James V. Smith, Jr., Sep, p. 58

“Which vs. That,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Nov/Dec, p. 48

 

INSPIRATION/ADVICE

“Is Your Partner a Shadow Writer?!” IW, Michael J. Vaughn, Jan, p. 10

“Cars for Words,” IW, Paula Carter, Jan, p. 12

“Reject a Hit,” Matthew Lauser, Jan, p. 72

“Bridesmaid, Second Banana, Also-Ran,” IW, Derek Catsam, Feb, p. 16

“Critique Your Way to Better Writing,” Becky Levine, Feb, p. 44

“Are There Chapter-Length Requirements?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Feb, p. 48

“Reject a Hit,” Diane Brandley, Feb, p. 72

“Nixing the Nom de Plume,” IW, Zachary Petit, Mar/Apr, p. 12

“Artmaking,” IW, Kate Meadows, Mar/Apr, p. 14

“Research Like a Pro,” Charles J. Shields, Mar/Apr, p. 34

“Reject a Hit,” Amy Ward, Mar/Apr, p. 72

“America’s Next Top Writer,” IW, Leigh Anne Jasheway, May/Jun, p. 8

“What’s the Difference Between Copy Editing and Proofreading?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, May/Jun, p. 50

“Reject a Hit,” Roy I. Steele, May/Jun, p. 72

“Audience of One,” IW, Kris Radish, Jul/Aug, p. 10

“The Bolt From the Blue,” IW, Celia Johnson, Jul/Aug, p. 16

“The Reluctant Risk-Taker’s Guide to Filling the Creative Well,” Elizabeth Sims, Jul/Aug, p. 21

“How Can I Complete My Manuscript?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Jul/Aug, p. 46

“Reject a Hit,” Gregory Walters, Jul/Aug, p. 72

“Pinterest Is Worth A Thousand Words,” IW, Laura DiSilverio, Sep, p. 10

“My Few Minutes With Andy Rooney,” IW, Candy Schulman, Sep, p. 12

“New Media Maven,” IW, Kristen Grace, Sep, p. 14

“10 Top Reasons for Rejection,” IW, Sep, p. 16

“7 Steps to Successful Juggling,” Pamela Redmond Satran, Sep, p. 24

“Your Guide to Writing Residencies,” Diane Shipley, Sep, p. 32

“The Importance of clips, formatting book titles, and leaped vs. leapt,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Sep, p. 48

“Reject A Hit,” Eileen Melia Hession, Sep, p. 72

“The 411 on Fan Fiction,” IW, Jessica Grieser, IW, Oct, p. 8

“Writing Grief,” IW, Sheila Bender, IW, Oct, p. 10

“How to Lose Assignments and Infuriate Editors,” IW, James Roland, Oct, p. 12

“Literary Legends and Their Libations,” IW, Oct, p. 14

“Good to Know: The Difference Between Revolver and Pistol,” GTK, Oct, p. 16

“Reject A Hit,” Saara Dutton, Oct, p. 72

“Reject A Hit,” Richard Vega, Oct, p. 72

“When Weird Works,” IW, Don Fry, Nov/Dec, p. 14

“The Closet Writer,” Roger Dunlap, Nov/Dec, p. 29

“The Value of Failing (From Someone Who Never Did),” Joanna Castle Miller, Nov/Dec, p. 30

“Side by Side,” Nancy Clark, Nov/Dec, p. 30

“Finding Drama Where There Should Be None,” Deborah Hall, Nov/Dec, p. 32

“Have a Perfectly Inspired Week,” The Writer’s Digest Staff, Nov/Dec, p. 34

 

INTERVIEWS/PROFILES

“Seré Prince Halverson, Roni Loren, Caroline Starr Rose,” BI, Chuck Sambuchino, p. 16

“Diana Gabaldon: The Outlander,” Zachary Petit, Jan, p. 42

“Ramona Ausubel, Robin Mellom, Morgan Callan Rogers,” BI, Feb, p. 18

“Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child: The Power of Two,” Kara Gebhart Uhl, Feb, p. 40

“Pride & Persistence & Zombies,” IW, Rich Shivener, Mar/Apr, p. 16

“Kim Purcell, Ashley Ream, Adam Wilson,” BI, Chuck Sambuchino, Mar/Apr, p. 18

“Mary Kay Andrews: The Fixer-Upper,” Kara Gebhart Uhl, Mar/Apr, p. 44

“Anne Lamott: A Family Affair,” IW, Adair Lara, May/Jun, p. 10

“Vonnegut’s Pearl,” IW, Suzanne McConnell, May/Jun, p. 14

“Anne Lyle, Stephanie Reents, Jenny Torres Sanchez,” BI, Chuck Sambuchino, May/Jun, p. 16

“Lisa See: Searching for Untold Treasures,” Jessica Strawser, May/Jun, p. 32

“Natalie Bakopoulos, Nichole Bernier, Dianne Warren,” BI, Chuck Sambuchino, Jul/Aug, p. 18

“Rule-Breaker’s Spotlight: Cheryl Strayed,” Christina Katz, Jul/Aug, p. 34

“Adriana Trigliani: Made by Hand,” Jessica Strawser, Jul/Aug, p. 36

“Meet the Real Andre Dubus III,” Zachary Petit, Jul/Aug, p. 40

“Jay Caspian Kang, Dan Krokos, Vaddey Ratner,” BI, Chuck Sambuchino, Sep, p. 18

“Chris Cleave: Training for Gold,” Jessica Strawser, Sep, p. 44

“Reginald Bakeley, Emily Hainsworth, Tim O’Mara,” BI, Chuck Sambuchino, Oct, p. 18

“Patricia Cornell: A Life of Crime,” Jessica Strawser, Oct, p. 40

“Ben Masters, Gina Bellisario, F.T. Bradley,” BI, Chuck Sambuchino, Nov/Dec, p. 18

“George R.R. Martin: At the Top of His Game,” Rich Shivener, Nov/Dec, p. 38

“The Amazing Mr. Appel,” Marielle Murphy, Nov/Dec, p. 42

 

MARKETING/GETTING PUBLISHED

“Sneaking in the Back Door,” IW, Diane Kelly, Jan, p. 8

“Ask the Agent: Betsy Lerner,” ATA, Kara Gebhart Uhl, Jan, p. 15

“Should I Use a Non-AAR Rep?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Jan, p. 48

“How Many Sample Chapters Do I Need?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Jan, p. 48

“Life of the (Book Launch) Party,” IW, Lela Davidson, Feb, p. 10

“Ask the Agent: Andy Ross,” ATA, Kara Gebhart Uhl, Feb, p. 17

“How to Submit Anything (& Everything!): Novels,” Mollie Glick, Feb, p. 22

“How to Submit Anything (& Everything!): Short Stories,” Jacob M. Appel, Feb, p. 24

“How to Submit Anything (& Everything!): Nonfiction Books,” Fred Rosen, Feb, p. 26

“How to Submit Anything (& Everything!): Freelance Articles,” John Moir, Feb, p. 28

“How to Submit Anything (& Everything!): Memoirs,” Susan Shapiro, Feb, p. 30

“How to Submit Anything (& Everything!): Picture Books,” Kelly Sonnack, Feb, p. 32

“How to Submit Anything (& Everything!): Poetry,” Robert Lee Brewer, Feb, p. 34

“How to Submit Anything (& Everything!): Screenplays,” Marc Manus, Feb, p. 36

“How to Submit Anything (& Everything!): Graphic Novels & Comics,” Andy Schmidt, Feb, p. 38

“Which Sample Chapters Should I Send?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Feb, p. 48

“Ask the Agent: Brian DeFiore,” ATA, Kara Gebhart Uhl, Mar/Apr, p. 20

“How Many Literary Agents Are There?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Mar/Apr, p. 48

“Ask the Agent: Victoria Marini,” ATA, Kara Gebhart Uhl, May/Jun, p. 18

“The New Era of Publishing: Making It Work for You,” April Eberhardt, May/Jun, p. 19

“The Basics of DIY E-Book Publishing,” Jane Friedman, May/Jun, p. 23

“Today’s Best Strategies for Savvy Self-Publishers,” Joel Friedlander, May/Jun, p. 28

“What Are the Guidelines for Formatting a Manuscript,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, May/Jun, p. 50

“Ask the Agent: John Rudolph,” ATA, Kara Gebhart Uhl, Jul/Aug, p. 20

“Rewriting the Rules of Marketing,” Kevin Kaiser, Jul/Aug, p. 32

“Ask the Agent: Carly Watters,” ATA, Kara Gebhart Uhl, Sep, p. 20

“Blog Your Way to a Book Deal,” Nina Amir, Sep, p. 40

“Ask the Agent: Marcia Wernick,” ATA, Kara Gebhart Uhl, Sep, p. 17

“Write the Perfect Query Letter,” Mary Kole, Oct, p. 22

“Your Agent Wish List,” Chuck Sambuchino, Oct, p. 24

“Ask An Agent Anything,” ATA, Barbara Poelle, Oct, p. 34

“The Best Time to Seek Critiques, Agents for Freelancing, and Resubmitting Your Work,” Oct, p. 46

“How to Publish Your Book,” IW, Zachary Petit, Nov/Dec, p. 10

“Ask the Agent: Eddie Schneider,” ATA, Kara Gebhart Uhl, Nov/Dec, p. 16

 

MARKETS

“Standout Markets: For Books,” SM, Tiffany Luckey, Jan, p. 60

“Standout Markets: For Freelance Work,” SM, Tiffany Luckey, Jan, p. 61

“Standout Markets: For Short Stories and Poetry,” SM, Tiffany Luckey, Jan, p. 61

“Standout Markets: For Short Stories, Poetry & Essays,” SM, Tiffany Luckey, Feb, p. 60

“Standout Markets: For Freelance Work,” SM, Tiffany Luckey, Feb, p. 61

“Standout Markets: For Books,” SM, Tiffany Luckey, Feb, p. 61

“Standout Markets: For Freelance Work,” SM, Tiffany Luckey, Mar/Apr, p. 60

“Standout Markets: For Children’s Books,” SM, Tiffany Luckey, Mar/Apr, p. 61

“Standout Markets: For Short Stories, Poetry & Essays,” SM, Tiffany Luckey, Mar/Apr, p. 61

“Standout Markets: For Short Stories, Poetry & Nonfiction,” SM, Tiffany Luckey, May/Jun, p. 60

“Standout Markets: For Books,” SM, Tiffany Luckey, May/Jun, p. 61

“Standout Markets: For Books,” SM, Tiffany Luckey, Jul/Aug, p. 58

“Standout Markets: For Short Stories, Poems and Essays,” SM, Tiffany Luckey, Jul/Aug, p. 59

“Standout Markets: For Nonfiction Work,” SM, Tiffany Luckey, Jul/Aug, p. 59

“Standout Markets: For Short Stories: Glimmer Train,” SM, Tiffany Luckey, Sep, p. 60

“Standout Markets: For Freelance Writing: Draft Magazine,” SM, Tiffany Luckey, Oct, p. 58

“Standout Markets: For Books, The Countryman Press,” SM, Tiffany Luckey, Nov/Dec, p. 60

 

NEWS/TRENDS

“Top Shelf,” IW, Zachary Petit, Jan, p. 14

“Top Shelf,” IW, Zachary Petit, Feb, p. 12

“Top Shelf,” IW, Zachary Petit, May/Jun, p. 12

“The 14th Annual 101 Best Websites for Writers,” Brian A. Klems & Kristen Grace, May/Jun, p. 36

“Top Shelf,” IW, Zachary Petit, Sep, p. 17

“Top Shelf, IW, Zachary Petit, Nov/Dec, p. 12

 

NONFICTION WRITING

“Is Freelancing a Feasible Career?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Feb, p. 48

“Giving Nonfiction an Audible Voice,” WW, Roger Morris, Mar/Apr, p. 52

“Cash in on the Calendar,” IW, Don Vaughan, Jul/Aug, p. 12

 

POETRY

“Poetic Asides,” IW, Robert Lee Brewer, Jan, p. 13

“Poetic Asides,” IW, Robert Lee Brewer, Feb, p. 13

“Poetic Asides,” IW, Robert Lee Brewer, Mar/Apr, p. 13

“How Does a Chapbook Differ From a Book?” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Mar/Apr, p. 48

“Poetic Asides,” IW, Robert Lee Brewer, May/Jun, p. 13

“Poetic Asides,” IW, Robert Lee Brewer, May/Jun, p. 11

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

“Poetic Asides,” IW, Robert Lee Brewer, Oct, p. 11

“Poetic Asides,” IW, Robert Lee Brewer, Nov/Dec, p. 11

 

EXERCISES

“Exercise Your Pen: Give Character to Your Setting,” Mar/Apr, p. 15

“How to be Creative on Demand,” Roger Morris, Sep, p. 36

 

 

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