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Everything you need to get creative, start writing, and get published!
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Writer's Digest Writing Kit
Everything You Need to Get Creative, Start Writing, and Get Published
From the Editors of Writer's Digest Books
Writer's Digest Books, 2007
ISBN 978-1-58297-442-2
$24.99 box with 2 paperback books and 2 sets of card

The Resources You Need to Start Writing Today!
There’s no better time to start writing! Whether you want to write fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, The Writer’s Digest Writing Kit has the resources you need to get started today.

  • 70 Solutions to Common Writing Mistakes shows you how to sidestep the gaffes that plague writers at every stage of the process. From developing good habits to shaping a raw idea to writing and editing a new piece, New York Times best-selling novelist Bob Mayer gives you the guidance you need to build momentum on any project and produce a polished final draft.
  • The Mini Market Book helps you rev up for the submission process with 125 markets open to working with first-time authors. These listing from the Writer’s Market guides are geared toward short story writers, novelists, personal essayists, memoirists, magazine article writers, children’s authors, and poets.
  • 30 innovative prompt cards let you get your creative energy flowing.
  • 30 writing exercise cards help you take any draft to the next level by challenging you to think about every detail of your work. Plus, turn the cards over and fit the pieces together for inspirational words of wisdom from Flannery O’Connor, William Faulkner, and Virginia Woolf.

From getting started to getting published to everything in between, The Writer’s Digest Writing Kit is your all-in-one guide to success!

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Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Not Having an Online Presence

The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so we started this series to help identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's writing mistake is not having an online presence.

Shirlene Obuobi: On Writing From Experience

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Tattoos and their artists can reveal interesting details about your characters and offer historical context. Here, author June Gervais shares 8 things writers should know about tattoos.

Tyler Moss | Reporting Through Lens of Social Justice

Writing Through the Lens of Social Justice

WD Editor-at-Large Tyler Moss makes the case for reporting on issues of social justice in freelance writing—no matter the topic in this article from the July/August 2021 issue of Writer's Digest.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Intentional Trail

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Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character leave clues for people to find them.

Sharon Maas: On Books Finding the Right Time

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Author Sharon Maas discusses the 20-year process of writing and publishing her new historical fiction novel, The Girl from Jonestown.

6 Steps to Becoming a Good Literary Citizen

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While the writing process may be an independent venture, the literary community at large is full of writers who need and want your support as much as you need and want theirs. Here, author Aileen Weintraub shares 6 steps in becoming a good literary citizen.

Daniel Paisner: On the Pursuit of a Creative Life

Daniel Paisner: On the Pursuit of a Creative Life

Journalist and author Daniel Paisner discusses the process of writing his new literary fiction novel, Balloon Dog.