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Announcing New Writer's Digest Column: From Our Readers (Comment for a Chance at Publication)

This post announces the new Writer's Digest column, From Our Readers. Each issue will feature a question and our favorite reader responses. Look below for the first "From Our Readers" question.

This post announces the new Writer's Digest column, From Our Readers. Each issue will feature a question and our favorite reader responses. Look below for the first "From Our Readers" question.

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Autumn is that special season when the nights lengthen, leaves fall from trees, and editors plan for the next publishing year. Or, at least, that's how it goes around Writer's Digest, which will be celebrating 100 years of publication in 2020!

One of our exciting new things is a column called "From Our Readers" that will share a question we pose with our favorite reader responses.

Our first question is the following: What are your 2020 writing goals?

It's never too early to start thinking about your goals, whether it's to finish that first novel or publish your tenth memoir, which would be a lot of memoirs. Once you have a goal or three, share them with us in the comments below for a chance to be featured in the January/February 2020 issue of Writer's Digest.

Here are the guidelines:

  • Provide an answer to the question "What are your 2020 writing goals?" in the comments below.
  • Answers can be funny, weird, poignant, thought-provoking, entertaining, etc.
  • Remember to include your name as you would like it to appear in print.
  • Deadline for commenting this time around is November 1, 2019.
  • Only comments shared below will be considered for publication, though feel free to share your answers on social media with the following hashtags: #WDReaders #2020WritingGoals.
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