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Writer's Digestion: Announcing the April 2018 Special Issue

The April 2018 issue of Writer's Digestion is here—meeting all your writing and nutrition needs in one delectable swoop.

The April 2018 special issue of Writer's Digestion is here—a delectable helping of wit and wisdom to meet all your writing and nutrition needs.

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Sample tasty morsels from iconic writers, plot out meal plans for NaNoWriMo, and dig into tips for making your readers' stomachs growl with anticipation.

Inside, you'll find:

  • The official Literary Genre Food Pyramid: Find out if the genre you're serving up represents mentally-stimulating veggies—or the decadent indulgence atop the pyramid.
  • Stephen King's frozen favoritesLooking for a truly chilling dessert? The horror master shares his top picks for ice cream, gelato and more.
  • Helpful tips for crafting mouth-watering metaphors and similes:"From across the room I spotted a baked potato of a man with sour cream skin and shredded-cheese hair. He looked at me with eyes like pools of barbecue sauce, and butter-like, I melted."
  • The WD Interview: TV's top chefs share their recipes for writing success.
  • Food for thought: Discover the best snacks to boost your creative writing skills.
  • Feeling the burn of rejection? Learn how probiotics can soothe the agony.

... And so much more! Find your copy on hot dog stands today.

Happy April Fool's Day from the WD team. ;-)

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Mark Kurlansky: On Coincidences Driving Memoir

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In-Between: Writer's Digest 2nd Annual Personal Essay Awards Winner

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6 Effective Steps To Promote Your Forthcoming Book on Social Media and Feel Good About It

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Social media is a daunting albeit important aspect of promoting our work. Here, author Aileen Weintraub offers six steps to promote your book on social media authentically.

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Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, someone's shown up demanding your narrator's family heirloom.

May Cobb: On Stolen Moments

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Author May Cobb discusses offering readers a summer of mayhem with her new novel, My Summer Darlings.

The Time Is Now: Securing First-Hand Accounts of History for Writing Projects

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Writer Stephen L. Moore discusses the benefits of having first-hand accounts for historical writing and offers advice on best practices in securing interviews while there’s still time.