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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!

Mistakes Writers Make: Not Using Your Spare 15 Minutes

Mistakes Writers Make: Not Using Your Spare 15 Minutes

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 writers make is not using your spare 15 minutes.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Unexpected Visitor

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Unexpected Visitor

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, invite an unexpected visitor into your story.

7 Tips for Writing a Near Future Dystopian Novel

7 Tips for Writing a Near-Future Dystopian Novel

In this article, debut author Christina Sweeney-Baird explains how writers can expertly craft a near-future dystopian novel.

Pam Jenoff: On Writing About Isolation While Isolated

Pam Jenoff: On Writing About Isolation While Isolated

Bestselling author Pam Jenoff shares how she explored themes of isolation in her latest novel, The Woman with the Blue Star, while writing during the 2020 pandemic lockdown.

8 Ways to Add Suspense to your Novel

8 Ways to Add Suspense to your Novel

Authors Mark and Connor Sullivan are no strangers to utilizing suspense in their novels. Here, they share their top 8 tips for writers to do the same.

Lynn Painter: On Rom-Coms and Escapism

Lynn Painter: On Rom-Coms and Escapism

Author Lynn Painter discusses the strengths of the romantic comedy genre and how she utilized them in her novel Better than the Movies.

On Mining Humor From Family Dynamics in Your Writing

On Mining Humor From Family Dynamics in Your Writing

Humor often stems from things that are not humorous. Can you mine your family's dynamics for inspiration? Author Jesse Q. Sutanto believes you can, and gives you her top 3 tips for doing so.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 563

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 after poem.

How to Inhabit the Character You Write About

How to Inhabit the Character You Write About

One key to engaging your reader is to give them a character they love to read about. Author Diana Souhami gives her top tips for making this happen.