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 Annual Competition deadline, 5 WDU courses, and more!
Enter Our Annual Writing Competition!
ENTER NOW! Writer’s Digest’s oldest and most popular competition, the Annual Writing Competition, is currently open for entries. Winners of the 91st Annual competition will be announced in the Nov/Dec 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.
Deadline to enter is June 6, 2022.
5 WDU Courses Begin This Week!
Writing the Romance Novel
Do you yearn to write a romantic story? If so, you need to know what sets romance writing apart from other types of fiction.
This course explores why romance is the same, yet different. Some essential components of romance are unique to the genre, while some romance requirements are identical to those of any good fiction story. Neither Stephen King nor Tom Clancy could sit down and write a romance unless he first familiarized himself with the specific factors that create a successful romance.
How to Write an Article
In online lectures, supplemental readings, and written assignments and exercises, we’ll talk about how to source, prioritize and develop topic ideas; compose and refine pitches to multiple outlets; stay tightly organized about submissions, follow-ups and correspondence; and execute assignments brilliantly – as well as why writers who query well, deliver on time and prove easy to work are gold to editors everywhere.
Grammar and Mechanics
Do you remember the difference between the eight 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.
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.
The Art of Storytelling 102: Showing vs. Telling
In this course, you'll learn the differences between showing and telling, how much setting description is necessary, and more!
Watch Jeannine Hall Gailey and Robert Lee Brewer Discuss World-Building In Poetry!
Let's chat about world-building in poetry! Senior Editor of Writer's Digest Robert Lee Brewer talks with Jeannine Hall Gailey (author of Becoming the Villainess, Field Guide to the End of the World, PR for Poets, and more) on world-building in poetry. In addition to reading a couple poems, Gailey discusses writing project-based poetry collections, creating book arcs, promotion for poetry, and more!
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