Writer's Digest Writing Kit

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!

Flash Fiction Challenge

2021 February Flash Fiction Challenge: Day 26

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Jaclyn Goldis: From Personal History to Historical Fiction

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Plot Twist Story Prompts: Forced Decision

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Flash Fiction Challenge

2021 February Flash Fiction Challenge: Day 25

Write a piece of flash fiction each day of February with the February Flash Fiction Challenge, led by editor Moriah Richard. Each day, receive a prompt, example story, and write your own. Today's prompt is to write about a cryptid.

From the Practical to the Mystic: 7 Tips for Writing Historical Fiction

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Bestselling author Erika Robuck provides her top 7 tips for creating an engaging historical fiction novel.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 559

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 short poem.

Flash Fiction Challenge

2021 February Flash Fiction Challenge: Day 24

Write a piece of flash fiction each day of February with the February Flash Fiction Challenge, led by editor Moriah Richard. Each day, receive a prompt, example story, and write your own. Today's prompt is to create a new myth.

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Crafting Animal Characters like an Expert

Whether your work-in-progress features a witch's familiar, a talking animal sidekick, or a companion pet, WD editor Moriah Richard gives you the basics on how to create an animal character.