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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).

Karen Hamilton: On Cause and Effect

Karen Hamilton: On Cause and Effect

International bestselling author Karen Hamilton discusses the “then and now” format of her new domestic thriller, The Ex-Husband.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: The Ultimatum

Plot Twist Story Prompts: The Ultimatum

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character give or face an ultimatum.

6 Things Every Writer Should Know About Sylvia Beach and Shakespeare and Company

6 Things Every Writer Should Know About Sylvia Beach and Shakespeare and Company

Sylvia Beach was friend to many writers who wrote what we consider classics today. Here, author Kerri Maher shares six things everyone should know about her and Shakespeare and Company.

How Writers Can Apply Business Tools to Their Writing

How Writers Can Apply Business Tools to Their Writing

Author Katherine Quevedo takes an analytical look at the creative process in hopes to help other writers find writing success.

Nick Petrie: On Following the Most Compelling Story

Nick Petrie: On Following the Most Compelling Story

Award-winning author Nick Petrie discusses how he listened to the story that wanted to be told in his new Peter Ash thriller novel, The Runaway.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 596

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

Jacquelyn Mitchard: On Forgiveness in Fiction

Jacquelyn Mitchard: On Forgiveness in Fiction

Award-winning novelist Jacquelyn Mitchard discusses the chance meeting that led to her new novel, The Good Son.

Sea Bound

Sea Bound

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, write about someone connected to the sea.

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