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!

Stationery vs. Stationary (Grammar Rules)

Stationary vs. Stationery (Grammar Rules)

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Jennifer Boresz Engelking: On Giving Readers a New Appreciation of History

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Writer's Digest May/June 2021 Cover Reveal

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Through Another’s Eyes: An Auschwitz Survivor Inspires His Biographer

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Popular lecturer and biographer Joshua M. Greene discusses the hardship of writing the biographies of Holocaust survivors, and the biography that convinced him to continue writing.

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This week, we’re excited to announce that the May/June 2021 “Curiosity” issue is now live in the WD shop, there’s still time to have your From Our Reader’s response selected for publication in the July/August 2021 “Bravery” issue, and more!

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2021 April PAD Challenge: Day 18

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