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The Biggest, Most Exciting Launch Since I've Been Publisher of Writer's Digest

It's been a busy and productive spring here at the Writer's Digest offices, and I realized this morning that I am long overdue in mentioning our newest launch, as well as other new products.

Biggest, Most Exciting Launch Since I've Been Publisher at Writer's Digest

Earlier this month, we went live with Writer's Digest University, which is a re-launch of our Writer's Online Workshops program. This site serves as a new way for you to review all of our online education opportunities in one place (workshops, critiques, webinars, as well as other new features soon to come!).

We've also moved to a dynamic and flexible workshop platform, Blackboard, considered to be best-in-class for online education. You can give it a try—for free!—with a sample mini-course I developed called Creating a Saleable Nonfiction Book Concept.

To stay up-to-date on all new offerings from Writer's Digest University, visit its homepage to sign up for the newsletter.


One-of-a-Kind Offers This Month
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Writer's Digest Shop

We just loaded up our Shop with 40 new e-book products (PDF versions of our print titles). Later this year, we'll have ePub formats available for select titles.

If you didn't know, our Shop offers Amazon-like pricing everyday, as well as free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

Special offers happening RIGHT NOW:

  • 40% off 2010 Market Books (while supplies last!) including Writer's Market, Guide to Literary Agents, Poet's Market, Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market, and Novel & Short Story Writer's Market.


For Easiest Access Ever of Writer's Digest Back Issues

We JUST released an amazing 10-year compilation of Writer's Digest, from 2000-2009. Everything is in PDF form, linked, and fully searchable.

We do have distant dreams of creating similar compilations for earlier decades (… if you'd like to come to our offices and volunteer to hand-scan them for us …)


Digital Subscriptions to Writer's Digestmagazine

We also now offer digital subscriptions to the magazine, delivered as PDFs to your e-mail inbox. This is an excellent option for people abroad, or anyone who is an iPad early adopter. (We recommend GoodReader as a PDF reader.)


Finally: My favorite product from Writer's Digest is now available internationally.

And for Canadians, too! Go check out the VIP program (Writer's Digest magazine sub, plus WritersMarket.com sub, plus 10% off all Shop orders for a year, plus a free webinar recording).

How to Write a Compelling Premise for a Thriller

How to Create a Compelling Premise for a Thriller

Learn how to create a compelling premise for a thriller or mystery novel by asking a simple question and tying it to a specific circumstance to set the stage for a thrilling read.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Make a Plan

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Make a Plan

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have your characters make a plan.

3 Tips for Writing Dystopian Young Adult Fiction

3 Tips for Writing Dystopian Young Adult Fiction

If you've ever heard it said that there's no new way to write a story, let author Julian R. Vaca tell you otherwise. Here, he shares 3 tips for writing dystopian young adult fiction to help silence our inner critics.

Rimma Onoseta: On Trusting the Process of Revision

Rimma Onoseta: On Trusting the Process of Revision

Author Rimma Onoseta discusses how seeing other Black female authors on bookshelves encouraged her to finish writing her contemporary YA novel, How You Grow Wings.

Writer's Digest September/October 2022 Cover

Writer's Digest September/October 2022 Cover Reveal

Writer's Digest is excited to announce our Sept/Oct 2022 issue featuring our Annual Literary Agent Roundup, an interview with NYT-bestselling YA horror novelist Tiffany D. Jackson, and articles about writing sinister stories.

Your Story #120

Your Story #120

Write the opening line to a story based on the photo prompt below. (One sentence only.) You can be poignant, funny, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story.

5 Tips for Writing as a Parent

5 Tips for Writing as a Parent

Author Sarah Grunder Ruiz shares how she fits writing into her life and offers 5 tips on how to achieve a sustainable writing life as a parent.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 621

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write an animal poem.

Why Is This Love Scene Here? How To Write Compelling Love Scenes

Why Is This Love Scene Here? How To Write Compelling Love Scenes

Not sure which way to turn when writing intimate scenes? Author Jo McNally shares how to write compelling love scenes that make sense for the story you’re writing.