Writer’s Digest Article Index 2013

All feature articles and columns published in Writer’s Digest during 2014 are indexed by topic. Abbreviations for regular columns: Inkwell—IW; Meet the Agent—MTA; Breaking In—BI; Questions & Quandaries—QQ; Your Story—YS; Standout Markets—SM; Conference Scene—CS; Reject A Hit—RAH

Writer’s Digest Article Index 2013

 

Business/Legal Matters

“Querying vs. Pitching,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Feb, p. 15

 

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. 64

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

“Conference Scene,” CS, Linda Formichelli, July/August, p. 62

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

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

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

“Conference Scene,” CS, Linda Formichelli, Nov/Dec, p. 64

 

Contests

“First Things First,” YS, Jan, p. 50

“Winner Takes All,” Ophelia Thomas, Feb, p. 40

“Setting the Stage,” YS, Feb, p. 50

“First Things First,” YS, Mar/Apr, p. 52

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

“Short and Striking,” Marielle Murphy, July/August, p. 45

“The Ticker,” YS, Dori Renner, July/August, p. 50

“First Things First,” YS, September, p. 50

“First Things First,” YS, Nov/Dec, p. 52

“82nd Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition: The Winners,” Nov/Dec, p. 48

 

Fiction Writing

“Fear and Loathing and Fitzgerald,” IW, Jan, p. 16

“The Two Pillars of Novel Structure,” James Scott Bell, Jan, p. 22

“Weaving a Seamless Backstory,” Karen Dionne, Jan, p. 26

“Push Your Characters to Their Limits,” David Corbett, Jan, p. 30

“The Last 10%,” Lisa Rector, Jan, p. 34

“Master Description Through Sensory Detail,” WW, Elizabeth Sims, Jan, p. 52

“Make Your Setting A Character,” WW, Donald Maass, Jan, p. 56

“Get A Voice-Lift,” IW, Diana Lopez, Feb, p. 8

“Failure to Launch,” Donald Maass, Feb, p. 23

“Mad Money,” Athena Schultz, Feb, p. 36

“Setting the Stage,” YS, Feb, p. 50

“A Point-of-View Primer,” WW, Jordan E. Rosenfeld, Feb, p. 52

“Choosing the Best POV for Your Genre,” WW, Alicia Rasley, Feb, p. 54

“Playing Politics,” IW, Mari Passananti, Mar/Apr, p. 10

“The Novelist’s Guide to Writing What [Only] You Know,” Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Mar/Apr, p. 28

“Family History Meets Memoir,” Rebecca McClanahan, Mar/Apr, p. 32

“Go Organic,” Steven James, Mar/Apr, p. 36

“Looking Onward and Upward,” Marielle Murphy, Mar/Apr, p. 44

“Adding Depth to Your Story Through Subplots,” WW, Jessica Page Morrell, Mar/Apr, p. 54

“Building Subplots from Multiple Viewpoints,” WW, Donald Maass, Mar/Apr, p. 58

“Using Subplots to Enhance Subtext,” WW, Larry Brooks, Mar/Apr, p. 60

“The 5 Biggest Fiction Writing Mistakes + How to Fix Them,” David Corbett, May/June, p. 20

“A Knockout Story,” Marielle Murphy, May/June, p. 47

“Breaking Bad: Using Profanity and Other Raw Talk in Your Fiction,” WW, Elizabeth Sims, May/June, p. 57

“Burning Down My Master’ House: My Life a The New York Times,” RAH, Marc Allan, May/June, p. 72

“True Fiction, IW, Patti Callahan, May/June, p. 14

“Amp up Your Antagonist: 6 Ways to Make the Bad Better,” WW, Laura DiSilverio, July, August, p. 52

“Mastering Monsters as Antagonists,” WW, Jessica Page Morrell, July/August, p. 55

“The Art of the Antihero,” WW, Jessica Page Morrell, July/August, p. 58

“The Exorcist,” RAH, Edward Murphy, July/August, p. 72

“The Stuff Series Are Made Of,” Karen S. Wiesner,” September, p. 34

“Animal Farm,” RAH, J. Bryan McGeever, September, p. 72

“Defining Home,” YS, Jamie-Lee Denton, October, p. 50

“Reject A Hit: The Lorax,” RAH, Lindsey G.P. Bell, October, p. 72

“Leaps of Faith,” Cris Freese, Nov/Dec, p. 46

“Understanding the Elements of Literary Fiction,” WW, Jack Smith, Nov/Dec, p. 54

“The Hobbit,” RAH, Steve Pantazis, Nov/Dec, p. 72

 

Grammar/Language Use

“Perplexing Pluralizations,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Mar/Apr, p. 16

“Living the Language: Writing Authentic Dialect,” WW, Tom Chiarella, May/June, p. 54

“Splitting Infinitives,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, May/June, p. 10

“Literally vs. Figuratively,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, July/August, p. 16

“All Right vs. Alright,” QQ, Briant A. Klems, September, p. 15

“3 Common Structure & Syntax Problems,” WW, Anne Stilman, October, p. 52

“18 No-Nos to Purge From Your Manuscript,” WW, Nancy Ragno, October, p. 55

“Using Figurative Language Effectively,” WW Theodore A. Rees Cheney, October, p. 57

“Questions & Quandaries,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Nov/Dec, p. 13

 

Inspiration/Advice

“If Walls Could Talk,” IW, Joy Lanzendorfer, Jan, p. 8

“Shooting for the Stars,” IW, Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, Jan, p. 10

“Getting the Details Right: Psychologist vs. Psychiatrist,” IW, Tiffany Luckey, Jan, p. 14

“Tara Conklin, Tom Hager, Julie Kibler” BI, Chuck Sambuchino, Jan, p. 20

“Lessons from First-Time Novelists,” Zachary Petit, Jan, p. 38

“Reject A Hit,” Deserèt Baker, Jan, p. 72

“The Centenarian’s Secret,” IW, Diane Speare Triant, Feb, p. 12

“Getting the Details Right: Knowing your High Heels,” IW, Tiffany Luckey, Feb, p. 16

“Stephanie J. Blake, Alison Atlee, Jenny Milchman,” BI, Chuck Sambuchino, Feb, p. 20

“Funny You Should Ask,” FYSA, Barbara Poelle, Feb, p. 48

“Reject A Hit,” Roy I. Steele, Feb, p. 72

“Title Trauma…Or, Traumatic Titles… or, The Trouble with Titles,” IW, Cindy Callaghan, Mar/Apr, p. 14

“Rebecca Dana, Robert K. Lewis, Dennis Mahoney,” BI, Chuck Sambuchino, Mar/Apr, p. 20

“Funny You Should Ask,” FYSA, Barbara Poelle, Mar/Apr, p. 50

“Reject A Hit,” Amy Marincik, Mar/Apr, p. 72

“Clearing Out the Clutter, David Corbett May/June, p. 23

“10 Things Your Feelance Editor Might Not Tell You- But Should,” Tanya Egan Gibson, May/June, p. 27

“The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Avoiding Revisions & Rewrites,” Roger Morris, May/June, p. 31

“101 Best Websites for Writers,” Tiffany Luckey, Ophelia Thomas, May/June, p. 38

“No Reservations,” IW, Susan Shapiro, May/June, p. 8

“Check, Please,” IW, Debbie Swanson, May/June, p. 12

“Debut authors: How they did it, what they learned, and why you can do it, too,” BI, Chuck Sambuchino, May/June, p. 18

“Funny You Should Ask,” FYSA, Barbara Poelle, May/June, p. 50

“What “High Concept” Means in Any Genre,” Jeff Lyons, July/August, p. 21

“Vitamin C for Your Thriller,” James Scott Bell, July/August, p. 24

“How to Write & Sell the Cross-Genre Novel,” Michelle Richmond, July/August, p. 31

“Major Genre Awards at a Glance,” Ophelia Thomas, July/August, p. 34

“Mini Muses,” IW, Janice Gable Bashman, July/August, p. 8

“Funny You Should Ask,” FYSA, Barbara Poelle, July/August, p. 48

“5 Things Novelists Can Learn From Screenwriters,” IW, Scott Atkinson, July/August, p. 12

“Poetic Asides,” IW, Robert Lee Brewer, July/August, p. 15

“Be a Book Club Favorite,” Barbara O’Neal, September, p. 22

“Going Public,” Elizabeth Sims, September, p. 26

“Build Your Freelance Business,” Roger, Morris, September, p. 30

“Game-Changing Moves,” September, p. 38

“One In a Million,” IW, Kip Langello, September, p. 8

“Make a Play, IW, Fred White, September, p. 10

“The Birth of a Memoir,” Jane Roper, September, p. 12

“Write at a Pulp Fiction Pace,” IW, Elizabeth Sims, September, p. 15

“Good To Know,” IW, Tiffany Luckey, September, p. 16

“It Has Merit, But…,” Marie Lamba, October, p. 37

“Ditching the Desk,” Celia Blue Johnson, October, p. 12

“Nabbing Blurbs for Your Book,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, October, p. 14

“Writing From the Mat,” IW, Sarah Herrington, October, p. 16

“Funny You Should Ask,” FYSA, Barbara Poelle, October, p. 48

“Improv/e Your Writing,” Leigh Anne Jasheway, Nov/Dec, p. 24

“Know Your Place,” Jacob M. Appel, Nov/Dec, p. 28

“Transform Your Novel Into a Symphony,” Elziabeth Sims, Nov/Dec, p. 32

“Experimenting with Literary Approaches,” WW, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Nov/Dec, p. 58

“Funny You Should Ask,” Barbara Poelle, Nov/Dec, p. 50

“NaNoHelpNow!,” IW, Rochelle Melander, Nov/Dec, p. 14

“Debut authors: How they did it, what they learned, and why you can do it, too,” Bi, Chuck Sambuchino, Nov/Dec, p. 21

 

Interviews/Profiles

“Lee Child: The Rise of Reacher,” Zachary Petit, Jan, p. 44

“Jamie Lee Curtis: Trading Places,” Marcy Kennedy Knight, Feb, p. 44

“Emily Griffin: Where She Belongs,” Tiffany Luckey, Mar/Apr, p. 40

“At the Feet of America’s Oldest Working Writer,” IW, Pat Fagan, Mar/Apr, p. 12

“Hugh Howey,” Rachel Randall, May/June, p. 34

“A Knockout Story,” Marielle Murphy, May/June, p. 47

“The Pop-Fiction Prizefighter,” Q & A with Sandra Anthony, May/June, p. 48

“The Once and Future King,” Zachary Petit, July/August, p. 36

“Khaled Hosseini,” Jessica Strawser, July/August, p. 40

“Chinua Achebe,” IW, July/August, p. 14

“Marie Bacigalupo,” Marielle, Murphy, July/August, p. 46

“Kimberla Lawson Roby,” Jessica Stawser, September, p. 44

“Debut Author Spotlight,” BI, Chuck Sambuchino, September, p. 18

“David Sedaris,” Jessica Strawser, October, p. 42

“Partners in Crime,” IW, Peter James, October, p. 8

“Debut Author Spotlight, BI, Chuck Sambuchino, October, p. 18

“Anne Rice & Christopher Rice,” Zachary Petit, Nov/Dec, p. 40

“Debut Author Spotlight,” BI, Chuck Sambuchino, Nov/Dec, p. 20

 

Marketing/Getting Published

“Meet the Agent,” Kara Gebhart Uhl, MTA, Jan, p. 17

“Meet the Agent,” IW, Kara Gebhart Uhl, Feb, p. 18

“Meet the Agent,” IW, Kara Gebhart Uhl, Mar/Apr, p. 18

“Pixels to Paychecks,” Kelly James-Enger, Feb, p. 28

“Banking on E-books,” Porter Anderson, Feb, p. 32

“Raise vs. rise, advances work, and using existing book titles,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, Jan, p. 48

“Michael Bourret,” MTA, Kara Gebhart Uhl, May/June, p. 17

“Faith Based Freelancing,” IW, Scott Noble, July/August, p. 10

“Laura Bradford,” MTA, Kara Gebhart Uhl, July/August, p. 20

“Dawn Michelle Frederick, Red Sofa Literary,” MTA, Kara Gebhart Uhl, September, p. 17

“Your Future Agent’s Wish List: How to Be On It,” Kimiko Nakamura, October, p. 21

“Meet 28 Agents Looking for New Writers,” Chuck Sambuchino, October, p. 26

“Meet the Agent,” Kara Gebhart Uhl, October, p. 17

“How to Connect With Agents Outside of the Slush Pile,” FYSA, October, p. 48

“Kickstarting Your Career,” IW, Jodi Helmer, Nov/Dec, p. 8

“Meet the Agent,”Kara Gebhart Uhl, Nov/Dec, p. 19

 

Markets

“Standout Markets: For Short Stories, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction,” SM, Tiffany Luckey, Jan, p. 60

“The (Greeting) Card Game,” IW, Kathryne Lee Tirrell, Feb, p. 10

“Standout Markets: For Freelance Writing,” SM, Tiffany Luckey, Feb, p. 60

“Standout Markets: For Books,” SM, Tiffany Luckey, Mar/Apr, p. 62

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

“Standout Markets: For Freelance Writing,” SM, Tiffany Luckey, May/June, p. 61

“Standout Markets: For Books,” SM, Tiffany Lucky, May/June, p. 61

“Standout Markets: For Short Stories, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction,” SM, Tiffany Luckey, July/August, p. 60

“Standout Markets: For Your Freelance Writing,” SM, Tiffany Luckey, July/August, p. 61

“Standout Markets: For Your Books,” SM, Tiffany Luckey, July/August, p. 61

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

“Standout Markets: For Your Freelance Writing,” SM, Tiffany Luckey, September, p. 61

“Standout Markets: For Your Short Stories, Poetry & Creative Nonfiction,” SM, Tiffany Luckey, September, p. 61

“Standout Markets: For Your Freelance Writing,” SM, Tiffany Luckey, October, p. 60

“Standout Markets: For Your Short Stories, Poetry & Creative Nonfiction,” SM, Tiffany Luckey, October, p. 61

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

“Standout Markets: For Your Freelance Writing,” SM, Tiffany Luckey, p. 63

“Standout Markets: For You’re your Books, SM, Tiffany Luckey, p. 62

“Standout Markets: For Your Short Stories, Poetry & Creative Nonfiction,” SM, Tiffany Luckey, Nov/Dec, p. 63

 

News/Trends

“Books Go to the Movies,” IW, Zachary Petit, Jan, p. 12

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

“Top Shelf,” IW, Zachary Petit, May/June, p. 15

“”New Adult”: The Next Big Thing?,” Teri Brown, July, August, p. 28

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

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

 

Nonfiction Writing

“True Story,” Elizabeth Sims, Mar/Apr, p. 24

“It’s a Wonderful Life,” IW, Fred Rosen, July/August, p. 17

“Finding Sources and Conducting Research,” Editors of Writers Digest Books, September, p. 52

“Interviewing 101,” Editors of Writers Digest Books, September, p. 54

“Telling a True Story Using the Techniques of Fictions,” Philip Gerard, p. 57

“Pitching Unfinished Nonfiction; Non-NYC Agents; Advance Expectations,” FYSA, Barbara Poelle, September, p. 48

“Mad About Parodies,” IW, Billy Frolick, Nov/Dec, p. 10

“Last Writes,” IW, Boze Hadleigh, Nov/Dec, p. 16

 

Poetry

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

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

“Poetic Asides,” IW, Robert Lee Brewer, Mar/Apr, p. 15

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

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

“Poetic Asides,” IW, Robert Lee Brewer, Nov/Dec, p. 17

 

Exercises

“The Pros and Cons of Present Tense,” WW, David Jauss, Feb, p. 58

“Poetic Asides,” IW, Robert Lee Brewer, May/June, p. 16

“Class Acts,” Priyanka Mehta, Nov/Dec, p. 36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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