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Unveiling the Writer's Digest November/December 2019 Cover

Check out what's in the upcoming November/ December issue of Writer's Digest, featuring the WD Interview with Amor Towles.

Check out what's in the upcoming November/ December issue of Writer's Digest, featuring the WD Interview with Amor Towles.

Writer's Digest November/December 2019 issue

Is it already time to reveal our next cover to you? It would appear so. Here it is—for November/December 2019—The Truth Issue.

This issue’s cover star, Amor Towles, is one of the most fascinating novelists working today. Our own senior editor Amy Jones did a wide-ranging, deep-diving interview with him. It’s one of the best WD interviews I have ever read. I strongly suspect you will feel the same. (And the photo of him chosen for the cover was the subject of lively debate among the editors and designers here—for some reason, every person on the team liked a different image better—but this is one of the most fun parts of putting together each issue. Did we make the right choice? Let us know!)

This issue is packed with all of the things our readers love. Inside, you’ll find an engaging discussion of truth in different genres with authors Karen Russell, Esmé Weijun Wang, and Jericho Brown; the secrets to collaborating with other writers (even when you hate collaboration); practical articles on the craft of writing from WD regular contributors (and some of my favorite writers) Elizabeth Sims and David Corbett; and a super fun look at NaNoWriMo from its executive director, Grant Faulkner.

All this and the regular columns our readers look forward to in every issue—you won’t want to miss it! Make sure the November/December issue gets to your mailbox—subscribe!

The Idaho Review: Market Spotlight

The Idaho Review: Market Spotlight

For this week's market spotlight, we look at The Idaho Review, a literary journal accepting poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction submissions.

Abbreviation vs. Acronym vs. Initialism (Grammar Rules)

Abbreviation vs. Acronym vs. Initialism (Grammar Rules)

Learn when you're using an abbreviation vs. acronym vs. initialism with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.

What Is Investigative Journalism?

What Is Investigative Journalism?

Alison Hill breaks down the definition of investigative journalism, how good investigative journalism makes for sweeping societal change, and how the landscape of the work is evolving.

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WD Presents: 6 WDU Courses, an Upcoming Virtual Conference, and More!

This week, we’re excited to announce six new WDU courses, a romance writing virtual conference, and more!

Going From Me to We: Collaborating on the Writing of a Novel

Going From Me to We: Collaborating on the Writing of a Novel

Past experiences taught bestselling author Alan Russell to tread lightly when it came to collaborating on projects. Here, he discusses how the right person and the right story helped him go from a “me” to a “we.”

From Script

Short Film Goals, Writing the Cinematic Experience on the Page and Sundance Film Festival 2022 (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, set your creative goals with a monthly guide to write and produce your short film, provided by Script contributor Rebecca Norris Resnick. Plus, an exclusive interview with Academy Award-winning screenwriter William Monahan, a Sundance Film Festival 2022 day one recap, and more!

Your Story Writing Prompts

94 Your Story Writing Prompts

Due to popular demand, we've assembled all the Your Story writing prompts on WritersDigest.com in one post. Click the link to find each prompt, the winners, and more.

How Inspiration and Research Shape a Novel

How Inspiration and Research Shape a Novel

Historical fiction relies on research to help a story’s authenticity—but it can also lead to developments in the story itself. Here, author Lora Davies discusses how inspiration and research helped shape her new novel, The Widow’s Last Secret.

Poetic Forms

Saraband: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the saraband, a septet (or seven-line) form based on a forbidden dance.