Writer’s Digest Article Index 2014

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 2014

Conferences

“Conference Scene (Create Something Magical Writers & Readers Conference; Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference; Dahlonega Literary Festival),” CS, Linda Formichelli, January, p. 62

“Conference Scene (The Maryland Writers’ Conference; 50 Shades Beyond Gray: Color Your Writing, Infuse Your Future; Spring Fling Writers Conference),” CS, Linda Formichelli, February, p. 56

“Conference Scene (utopYA Con 2014; Kentucky Writers Conference; Indiana University Writers’ Conference),” CS, Linda Formichelli, March/April, p. 64

“Conference Scene (Jackson Hole Writers Conference; Port Townsend Writers’ Conference; ThrillerFest IX),” CS, Linda Formichelli, May/June, p. 64

“Conference Scene (The Frost Place Conference on Poetry; Iota: The Conference of Short Prose; Mendocino Coast Writers Conference),” CS, Linda Formichelli, July/August, p. 62

“Conference Scene (LiTFUSE Poets’ Workshop, Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers, Central Coast Writers Conference),” CS, Linda Formichelli, September, p. 64

“Conference Scene (Baltimore Writers’ Conference, Digital Author and Indie Publishing Conference, Chicago Writers Conference),” CS, Linda Formichelli, October, p. 64

“Conference Scene (Bay to Ocean Writers Conference, Florida Romance Writers Fun in the Sun Conference 2015, California Dreamin’ Writers Conference),” CS, Linda Formichelli, November/December, p. 65

 

Contests

“First Things First, Contest #52,” YS, February, p. 46

“Your Story,” YS, Jane Bash, March/April, p. 52

“A Terrifying Triumph,” Cris Freese, May/June, p. 49

“Your Story,” YS, May/June p. 54

“Pure “Poetry”,” Cris Freese, July/August, p. 46

“Your Story,” YS, July/August, p. 50

“The Winners of WD’s 2013 Poetry Awards,” IW, Cris Freese, July/August, p. 12

“Your Story,” YS, September, p. 52

“Your Story,” YS, October, p. 52

“The Winner’s of WD’s 83rd Annual Writing Competition,” Cris Freese, November/December, p. 46

“Your Story,” YS, November/December, p. 52

 

Fiction Writing

“Fiction In Focus,” Tanya Egan Gibson, January, p. 24

“Stray Lust,” YS, Elijah Wess, January, p. 50

“The Road,” RAH, Suzanne M. Brazil, p. 72

“Between a Rock and a Hard Place,” Steven James, February, p. 40

“Mapping Out Your Hero’s Adventure,” WW, Elizabeth Sims, February, p. 52

“The Old Man and the Sea,” RAH, Edward Horn, February, p. 64

“Balancing Exposition in Speculative Fiction,” WW,Orson Scott Card, March/April, p. 54

“Weaving Theme into Speculative Fiction,” WW, Steven Harper, March/April, p. 57

“Exploring the World of Steampunk,” WW, Jay Lake, March/April, p. 59

“Reject a Hit,” RAH, Marcia Fowler, March/April, p. 72

“Finding the Funny in Fiction,” WW, Elizabeth Sims, May/June, p. 56

“Reject a Hit,” RAH, Laura Ruth Loomis, May/June, p. 72

“Reject a Hit,” RAH, Daniel Ari, July/August, p. 72

“Past Perfect,” Tyler Moss, September, p. 24

“The Facts of Fiction,” Jacob M. Appel, Myke Cole, Abraham Mertens & Lee Lofland, September, p. 29

“Reject a Hit,” RAH, Diane Markarian, September, p. 72

“Reject a Hit,” RAH, Andrew Weidman, October, p. 72

“21 Fast Hacks to Fuel Your Story with Suspense,” Elizabeth Sims, November/December, p. 34

“Reject a Hit,” RAH, Kandace Chapple, November/December, p. 72

 

Grammar/language use

“Questions & Quandaries,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, February, p. 11

“Questions & Quandaries,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, July/ August, p. 15

“Style Booster: Antithesis,” IW, Stephen Wilbers, September, p. 13

 

Inspiration/Advice

“Miscalculations & Missteps,” Elizabeth Sims, January, p. 20

“The Science of Character Change,” David Corbett, January, p. 28

“Stuck in the Middle,” Larry Brooks, January, p. 32

“The Power of Pairs: A Roundtable, January, p. 37

“4 Approaches For Your First Chapter,” WW, Jeff Gerke, January, p. 52

“3 Ways to Establish Characters From the Start,” WW, Les Edgerton, January, p. 55

“How to Introduce the World of Your Story,” WW, Jeff Gerke, January, p. 57

“How to Survive a Synopsis; Stephen King vs. the 3-Chapter Test,” FYSA, Barbara Poelle, January, p. 48

“The Art of Failing Well,” IW, Scott Atkinson, January, p. 10

“Menaker’s Mistakes, IW, Rachel Estrada Ryan, January, p. 12

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

“7 Steps to Creating a Flexible Outline For Any Story,” WW, K.M. Weiland, February, p. 48

”Unprofessional” Agents; Posting Rough Drafts Online,” FYSA, Barbara Poelle, February, p. 44

“What Literary Journals Really Look For: An Editors’ Roundtable,” James Duncaon, March/April, p. 22

“The Secret to Stronger Feature Articles,” Scott Atkinson, March/April, p. 36

“Funny You Should Ask,” FYSA, Barbara Poelle, March/April, p. 50

“Questions & Quandaries,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, March/April, p. 14

“Middle-Grade vs. Young Adult: Making the Grade,” Marie Lamba, May/June, p. 25

“Standout Series Characters for Young Readers,” Jacquelyn Mitchard, May/June, p. 28

“101 Best Websites for Writers,” Tiffany Luckey, Laura Wooffitt, May/June, p. 40

“Thrill ‘Em All,” IW, Kimberley Howe, May/June, p. 8

“Funny You Should Ask,” FYSA, Barbara Poelle, May/June, p. 52

“Questions & Quandaries,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, May/June, p. 12

“The Last Page,” IW, Kandace Chapple, March/April, p. 12

“Out of the Mouth’s of Babes,” IW, Kathleen M. Jacobs, May/June, p. 10

“Realism & Exaggeration: Really, Truly Funny,” WW, Mel Helitzer, Mark Shatz

“Harnessing Creativity to Empower Your Work,” Tracy Strauss, July/August, p. 22

“Making Magic,” Kristin Bair O’Keefe, July/August, p. 30

“Team Up! What Makes Writing Groups Work,” Rachel Randall, July/August, p. 34

“3 Ways to Prepare Your Mind for Creativity,” WW, Jack Heffron, July/August, p. 52

“Testing the Strength of Your Story Ideas,” WW, Fred White, July/August, p. 54

“Blow it Up: Destroying Your Initial Idea,” WW, Jack Heffron, July/August, p. 58

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

“The Means to a Memoir, IW, Kenan Trebincevic, July/August, p. 10

“Saving Face,” Debbie Swanson, September, p. 42

“Pacing Your Story,” WW, Jessica Page Morrell, September, p. 54

“Finding Your Story’s Engine,” WW, David Corbett, September, p. 58

“Building Microtension Into Every Scene,” WW, Donald Maass, September, p. 61

“Power Hours,” IW, Jordan E. Rosenfeld, September, p. 10

“Funny You Should Ask,” FYAS, Barbara Poelle, September, p. 50

“A Born Writer,” IW, William Childress, September, p. 12

“Come in Through the Side,” IW, Roger Morris, September, p. 14

“Writing My Head Off,” IW, Patty Dann, October, p. 10

“The Late Novel,” IW, Boze Hadleigh, October, p. 12

“The Secret to A Stronger Nonfiction Book Proposal,” Nina Amir, October, p. 32

“Pitching In Person,” Tracey Barnes Priestley, October, p. 39

“9 Ways to a Faster Book Deal,” Susan Shapiro, October, p. 42

“Funny You Should Ask,” FYSA, Barbara Poelle, September, p. 50

“What We Can Learn From Jane Eyre,” WW, Charlotte Brontë/K.M. Weiland, October, p. 54

“$1 Stories,” IW, R. Daniel Foster, November/December, p. 12

“Heads (and Files) in the Clouds,” IW, Adrienne Crezo, November/December, p. 14

“Plan Your Own Write-a-Thon,” Jessica Strawser, November/December, p. 23

“What Makes NaNoWriMo Work,” Grant Faulkner, November/December, p. 30

“Funny You Should Ask,” FYSA, Barbara Poelle, November/December, p. 50

 

Interviews/Profiles

“Chris Bohjalian,” Jesssica Strawser, January, p. 42

“Breaking In: Debut Author Spotlight (Thyra Heder, Adam Sternbergh, E.L. Tettensor),” BI, Chuck Sambuchino, January, p. 18

“Catherine Coulter,” Jessica Strawser, February, p. 36

“Andrew McCarthy: Off the Beaten Path,” IW, Kerrie Flanagan, February, p. 12

“Breaking In: Debut Author Spotlight (Lydia Kang, Erin Lindsay McCabe, M.L. Rowland),” BI, Chuck Sambuchino, February, p. 18

“Wally Lamb,” Suzy Spencer, March/April, p. 40

“Every Chance of Success,” Cris Freese, March/April, p. 44

“Breaking In: Debut Author Spotlight (James B. Conroy, Marci Jefferson, Andy Weir),” BI, Chuck Sambuchino, March/April, p. 20

“Dave Barry,” Brian A. Klems, May/June, p. 36

“Breaking In: Debut Author Spotlight (Maria Mutch, Susan Rieger, Natalia Sylvester),” BI, Chuck Sambucino, May/June p. 20

“The Journey to Success,” IW, Cris Freese, May/June, p. 14

“Ask the Authors,” IW, Janice Gable Bashman, May/June, p. 16

“Ransom Riggs,” Adrienne Crezo, July/ August, p. 42

“Breaking In: Debut Author Spotlight (Livia Blackburne, Pia Padukone, Courtney Collins),” BI, Chuck Sambuchino, July/August, p. 20

“Bella Andre,” Rachel Randall, September, p. 46

“Breaking In: Debut Author Spotlight (Dana Alison Levy, Lori Rader-Day, Jamie Schultz),” BI, Chuck Sambuchino, September, p. 22

“Breaking In: Debut Author Spotlight (Joe Gannon, Mary Weber, Erika T. Wurth),” BI, Chuck Sambuchino, October, p. 16

“Lisa Scottoline: An Original Voice,” Jessica Strawser, October, p. 46

“Ask the Authors (M.J. Rose, Reed Farrel Coleman, Brenda Novak, Hank Phillippi Ryan, David Morrell),” IW, Janice Gable Bashman, November/December, p. 16

“Breaking In: The Debut Author Spotlight (Allen Eskens, Adam Plantinga, Brandy Vallance),” BI, Chuck Sambuchino, November/December, p. 20

“John Sandford: Just the Facts” Adrienne Crezo, November/December, p. 38

 

Marketing/Getting Published

“Branding Like a Master,” IW, Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, January, p. 8

“Meet the Agent (Stephanie Cabot—The Gernert Company),” MA, Kara Gebhart Uhl, January, p. 17

“Best of Both Worlds,” Chuck Wendig, February, p. 26

“Sizing Up Small Presses,” IW, Robert Lee Brewer, February, p. 8

“Meet the Agent (Lorin Rees—Rees Literary Agency),” MA, Kara Gebhart Uhl, February, p. 16

“Meet the Agent (Elizabeth Winick Rubinstein—McIntosh & Otis),” MA, Kara Gebhart Uhl, March/April, p. 18

“Selling Your Picture Book,” Lara Perkins, May/June, p. 22

“Your Web Presence,” Lee Wind, May/June, p. 32

“Meet the Agent (Ginger Clark—Curtis Brown, LTD.),” MA, Kara Gebhart Uhl, May/June, p. 18

“To Have and to Hold,” IW, Don Vaughan, July/August, p. 8

“Meet the Agent (Elizabeth Wales—Wales Literary Agency),” MA, Kara Gebhart Uhl, July/August, p. 18

“Get the Most Out of Your PR Dollars,” IW, Mari Passananti, July/August, p. 16

“Shelf Savvy,” Elizabeth Sims, September, p. 34

“Books by Their covers,” Grace Dobush, September, p. 36

“Meet the Agent (Christina Hogrebe—Jane Rotrosen Agency),” MA, Kara Gebhart Uhl, September, p. 20

“Questions & Quandaries,” QQ, Brian A. Klems, September, p. 17

“Meet the Agent (Myrsini Stephanides—Carol Mann Agency),” MA, Kara Gebhart Uhl, October, p. 18

“Find Your Agent Match,” Chuck Sambuchino, October, p. 21

“Query Letter Dos and Don’ts,” Jill Marr, October, p. 28

“The Evolving Agent,” Jane Friedman, October, p. 34

“Meet the Agent (Emma Parry—Janklow & Nesbit Associates),” MA, Kara Gebhart Uhl, November/December, p. 19

“A Look at Partnership Publishing,” April Eberhardt, November/December, p. 42

 

Markets

“Standout Markets: Books (River City Publishing),” SM, Tiffany Luckey, January, p. 61

“Standout Markets: Freelance Writing (Travel + Leisure),” SM, Tiffany Luckey, January, p. 61

“Standout Markets: Short Stories & Poetry (The Cincinnati Review),” SM, Tiffany Luckey, January, p. 60

“Standout Markets: Short Stories, Creative Nonfiction & Poetry, (Five Points)” SM, Tiffany Luckey, February, p. 55

“Standout Markets: Books (No Starch Press),” SM, Tiffany Luckey, February, p. 54

“Standout Markets: Freelance Writing (Hemispheres),” SM, Tiffany Luckey, February, p. 55

“Cracking Major Markets With Personal Essays,” Susan Shapiro, March/April, p. 33

“34 Markets for Genre Short Stories,” Tiffany Luckey, March/April, p. 28

“Standout Markets: Short Stories, Poetry and Creative Nonfiction (Narrative),” SM, Tiffany Luckey, March/April, p. 62

“Standout Markets: Books (Farrar, Straus and Giroux),” SM, Tiffany Luckey, March/April, p. 63

“Standout Markets: Freelance Writing (Ms.),” SM, Tiffany Luckey, March/April, p. 63

“Standout Markets: Books (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers),” SM, Tiffany Luckey, May/June, p. 62

“Standout Markets: Freelance Writing (Muse),” SM, Tiffany Luckey, May/June, p. 63

“Standout Markets: Short Stories, Poetry and Creative Nonfiction (The Threepenny Review),” SM, Tiffany Luckey, May/June, p. 63

“Standout Markets: Freelance Writing (mental_floss),” SM, Tiffany Luckey, July/August, p. 60

“Standout Markets: Short Stories, Poetry and Creative Nonfiction (Michigan Quarterly Review),” SM, Tiffany Luckey, July/August, p. 61

“Standout Markets: Books (The Harvard Common Press),” SM, Tiffany Luckey, July/August, p. 61

“Standout Markets: Books (Two Dollar Radio),” SM, Tiffany Luckey, September, p. 62

“Standout Markets: Freelance Writing (The Atlantic),” SM, Tiffany Luckey, September, p. 63

“Standout Markets: Short Stories, Poetry and Creative Nonfiction (The Yale Review),” SM, Tiffany Luckey, September, p. 63

“Standout Markets: Short Stories, Poetry and Creative Nonfiction (Colorado Review),” SM, Tiffany Luckey, October, p. 62

“Standout Markets: Freelance Writing (Commonweal),” SM, Tiffany Luckey, October, p. 63.

“Standout Markets: Books (Arcade Publishing),” SM, Tiffany Luckey, October, p. 63

“Standout Markets: Short Stories, Poetry and Creative Nonfiction (Crazyhorse),” SM, Tiffany Luckey, November/December, p. 62

“Standout Markets: Books (DAW Books),” SM, Tiffany Luckey, November/December, p. 63

“Standout Markets: Freelance Writing (Running Times),” SM, Tiffany Luckey, November/December, p. 63


News/Trends

“Top Shelf,” IW, Zachary Petit, January, p. 16

“What Writers Need to Know About the E-book Market,” Jeremy Greenfield, February, p. 21

“10 Top Publishing Insiders (& Outsiders) to Follow Online,” Jane Friedman, February, p. 30

“Sizing Up Small Presses,” IW, Robert Lee Brewer, February, p. 8

“Warm Up to Cozy Mysteries,” IW, Zac Bissonnette, March/ April, p. 10

“Book Trailer Basics,” IW, Cindy Callaghan, October, p. 8

“Short is the New Long,” IW, Anne R. Allen, November/December, p. 10

 

Nonfiction Writing

“A Little Scary in Some Partys,” IW, Linda DeMers Hummel, February, p. 14

“Setting Parameters In Your Memoir,” WW, Paula Balzer, November/December, p. 54

“Finding Your Memoir’s Voice,” WW, Paula Balzer, November/December, p. 57

“Writing About Family in Memoir,” WW, Kerry Cohen, November/December, p. 60

 

Poetry

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

“Poetic Asides,” IW, Robert Lee Brewer, March/April, p. 13

“Poetic Asides,” IW, Robert Lee Brewer, May/June, p. 17

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

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

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

“Poetic Asides,” IW, Robert Lee Brewer, November/December, p. 17

 

Exercises

“50 Writing Markets for Every Part of Your Brain,” Writer’s Digest Staff, May/June, p. 26

“20 Under 20,” Mridu Khullar Relph, July/August, p. 39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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