2012 Get Started in Writing Premium Collection

The beginning of a new year is often a time for setting writing goals, or trying to accomplish old ones. Whether you aspire to finish your novel or simply begin a new one, the 2012 Get Started in Writing Premium Collection can help you get started.
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The beginning of a new year is often a time for setting writing goals, or trying to accomplish old ones. Whether you aspire to finish your novel or simply begin a new one, the 2012 Get Started in Writing Premium Collection can help you get started.

This collection has some of our favorite writing products: Getting Started in Writing, Keys to Great Writing, Beginning Writer’s Answer Book, Writer’s Digest magazine, Start Your Story Right OnDemand Webinar, Writer’s Digest Weekly Planner, plus an exclusive Writer’s Digest mouse pad and a motivational writing poster.

Getting Started in Writing, an independent study course, gives you overview of different writing types, from short stories to novels. It also has an easy to use spiral-bound workbook complete with lecture supplements, creative exercises, and writing assignments.Keys to Great Writing by Steven Wilbers covers how to develop your writing voice, takes a practical approach to writing, and guides you through grammar strategies and everything in between.

The Beginning Writer’s Answer Book, written by Jane Friedman, our contributing editor, is perfect for any type of writer. Whether you’re a beginner, a hobbyist, or someone who doesn’t consider yourself a “real” writer yet, this book has all the answers to your grammar and writing questions.

The collection includes the January 2011 issue of Writer’s Digest. The issue features tips and tricks for beginning writers, including ways to start your first chapter, three secrets to great storytelling and what to do when your novel stalls.

You’ll learn what agents and editors want and more information in the OnDemand Webinar titled Start Your Story Right: How to Hook an Agent with Your First Pages and Chapter One. The webinar features literary agent Sara Megibow, who works at Nelson Literary Agency in Denver, CO.

The Writer’s Digest Weekly Planner can help keep you on track with its essential tips for submitting and selling your work. It features a durable cover and space for creative notes, goals, deadlines, submissions, and most importantly, to-do lists. It’s a great tool for writers who need help getting organized.

And just for a bit of fun, we’ve included a printable poster titled What I Wish I’d Known About Writing Careers, plus an exclusive Writer’s Digest mouse pad that says “I’m not daydreaming, I’m plotting.”

This new 2012 Get Started in Writing Premium Collection has been carefully selected by the Writer's Digest editors, giving you the tools to accomplish your writing goals. Only 100 copies of each collection are available, and when they're gone, they're gone! So don’t delay – order yours today and take the leap to achieving your writing goals for this year!


Greta K. Kelly: Publishing Is a Marathon

Debut author Greta K. Kelly reveals how the idea for her novel sparked and the biggest surprise of her publication journey.

Poetic Forms

Mistress Bradstreet Stanza: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the Mistress Bradstreet stanza, an invented form of John Berryman.


Capital vs. Capitol (Grammar Rules)

Learn when to use capital vs. capitol with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.


On Writing to Give Grief Meaning and Write Out of Challenging Situations

Author Lily Dulan explains why writers have to be willing to go to difficult places inside themselves for their writing to make a positive impact on ourselves, others, and the world.


Gerald Brandt: Toeing the Line Between Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Science fiction author Gerald Brandt explains how this new series explores the genre boundary and how he came to find his newest book's focus.


Plot Twist Story Prompts: Moment of Doubt

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character experience a moment of doubt.


Caitlin O'Connell: Finding Connection and Community in Animal Rituals

In this post, Dr. Caitlin O'Connell shares what prompted her to write a book about finding connection and community in animal rituals, what surprised her in the writing process, and much more!


New Agent Alert: Zeynep Sen of WordLink Literary Agency

New literary agent alerts (with this spotlight featuring Zeynep Sen of WordLink Literary Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.


Mark Henick: On Memory, Healing, and Languishing Projects

Author Mark Henick shares how he was able to turn a successful TEDx talk into a memoir, even when the project didn't come as quickly as he expected.