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 the new From Our Readers question, a writing prompt, and more!
Want a chance at publication in the November/December issue of Writer’s Digest?
The From Our Readers question is now live on the WD site! This time, we're asking you to describe the first time a book transported you to another/magical world. Click the link below to navigate to the article and post your response there for a chance of appearing in the November/December issue of Writer’s Digest.
Deadline: August 13, 2021
Get Inspired With a New Writing Prompt!
Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For this prompt, build yourself an island.
Seven Online Writing Courses Start This Week!
Seven new online writing courses start this week, including Creative Writing 101 with Ran Walker. Click here to check out the Writer's Digest University calendar.
Creative Writing 101
Creative Writing 101 combines teaching the key elements of storytelling with developing the protagonist. Once you understand who this character is and how to make sure you’ve included the key story elements, you are well on your way to writing that book you have been squelching.
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 workshop you will tackle the steps to writing a book, learn effective writing techniques along the way, and of course, begin writing your first draft.
Breaking into Copywriting 101
Whether you’re an aspiring screenwriter, novelist or playwright, or even just an avid reader, you can turn your love for words into a lucrative career as a professional copywriter. Learn how to become a copywriter by building your portfolio and marketing your services through this online workshop.
Focus on the Short Story
Short stories are a well-loved and popular form of fiction. When you take this online workshop, you will learn how to write short stories that will delight and entertain your readers. By the end of this workshop, you’ll improve your creative writing skills and write two complete short stories.
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.
Query Letter in 14 Days
Take your writing one step further and tackle the publishing process. When you enroll in this online course, you'll learn the details of the query letter format and how to write a query letter that catches the attention of agents and publishers.
Writing the Picture Book
In this course, you'll learn how to write a winning picture book narrative, envision it with illustrations, and put together a picture package that a publisher will really notice.
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Read the July/August 2021 Issue Now!
Inspired by our January 1976 issue themed “Writing for Social Change,” the July/August 2021 issue themed Writing for Change, with a subtheme of finding the courage to write. We aim to cover the variety of ways in which author and/or their characters make courageous choices, including in writing about topics that inspire change in themselves, their readers, or the world. Click here to order your copy now!