There's always so much happening in the Writer's Digest universe that even staff members have trouble keeping up. As a result, we decided to start collecting what's on the horizon to make it easier for everyone to know what's happening and when.
This week, we're excited to announce our self-published e-book awards, 6 WDU courses, and more!
Enter Our Self-Published E-book Awards!
Writer’s Digest’s 10th Annual Self-Published E-book Awards honors the best self-published e-book(s) in eight of the most popular categories with $5,000 in cash, a featured interview in Writer’s Digest magazine, and a paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Annual Conference in New York City.
In addition to $13,000 in total cash prizes, all entrants will receive a brief review of their book from one of Writer’s Digest’s competition readers.
EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE: AUGUST 15, 2022
6 WDU Courses Begin This Week!
Copyediting Certificate Program
Writer's Digest is proud to offer our Copyediting Certificate Program. This course will provide training for aspiring copy editors in order to give them practical and marketable workplace skills. As a student in this certification course, you will progress from the fundamentals of grammar, form, and composition to advanced copyediting skills.
12 Weeks to a First Draft
Dive into the world of writing and learn all 12 steps needed to complete a first draft. In this writing course you will tackle the steps to writing a book, learn effective writing techniques along the way, and of course, begin writing your first draft.
Freelance Writing for Stay at Home Moms (and Dads)
Have you wanted to become a writer, but let your busy life as a mom get in the way of writing? Here’s your chance to launch a freelance writing career – and complete writing jobs from home. You might already possess many of the skills necessary to break into writing from being a mom—persistence, time management, dedication and patience. If you take these skills and apply them to your writing, you’ll be one step closer to becoming a freelance writer.
Fundamentals of Fiction
Have an amazing story idea, but need to learn the basics of how to write a book? Creating a story that is dynamic and engaging takes a lot more than just setting aside an hour every day to write.
This course will take you through all of the basics of writing a novel, including how important it is to choose a great setting, how to build characters, what point of view you should choose, how to write great dialogue, and more.
Grammar and Mechanics
Do you remember the difference between the 8 parts of speech and how to use them? Are you comfortable with punctuation and mechanics?
No matter what type of writing you do, mastering the fundamentals of grammar and mechanics is an important first step to having a successful writing career.
Read Like a Writer: Learn from the Masters
This course will demonstrate that the best way to become a good writer is to study the writing of others, especially the work of the masters. Because there are no hard-and-fast rules to writing, it’s important to study what other writers have done and how they consciously make narrative decisions and meticulously select details based on audience and purpose.
Watch Our Interview With NaNoWriMo Executive Director Grant Faulkner!
Managing Editor Moriah Richard and Content Editor Michael Woodson sit down with National Novel Writing Month's Executive Director Grant Faulkner to discuss the writing community that is #NaNoWriMo, how you can get involved, and more!
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