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, an exclusive holiday offer from WD, and more.
Want a chance at publication in the March/April issue of Writer’s Digest?
The From Our Readers question is now live on the WD site! This time, we’re asking your opinion on an age-old piece of writing advice: Should writers stick to writing what they know? We want to know your thoughts! Click the link below to navigate to the article and post your response there for a chance of appearing in the March/April issue of Writer’s Digest.
Deadline: January 1, 2021
Give the Gift of Writer’s Digest
The gift-giving season is upon us! Until December 31, 2020, you can gift a year’s worth of Writer’s Digest to anyone on your holiday gift list for only $10!
Four Online Writing Courses Start This Week
Four new online writing courses start this week, including Fundamentals of Fiction, Travel Writing, and more. Click here to check out the Writer's Digest University calendar.
Breaking into Copywriting 101
Writing is your passion. Why not make it your day job, too? 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.
Fundamentals of Fiction
Learn the ins and outs of how to write a book with our workshop and get your story to jump off the page! This workshop 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.
When you take this six-week workshop, you'll discover how to become a travel writer by exploring the different types of articles you can write and developing your writing style. You'll learn travel writing tips such as how to take your own photographs. Use this workshop to draft an article that keeps readers captivated and garners interest from travel editors.
The instructor for the workshop is Jack Adler. Jack's instruction is based on his book Make Steady Money as a Travel Writer—Without Traveling (Reed Publishing).
Writing the Paranormal Novel
People have been telling supernatural stories from the beginning of time and readers love them because they fulfill our desire to escape reality. Create your own paranormal novel and explore the supernatural world of literature. When you take this online workshop, you will focus on how to write paranormal fiction. Get much-needed guidance from Steven Harper's Writing the Paranormal Novel, which explains the difference between a paranormal novel and a story with a supernatural element. He also gives techniques and exercises for weaving supernatural elements into your story and examples of successful paranormal novels. Stretch your imagination, dive deep into the supernatural world, and break into this thrilling genre.
Check out the November/December issue of Writer's Digest!
Writer’s Digest officially turns 100! In this special double issue, WD celebrates 100 years of helping writers improve their craft and getting published with advice from some of the biggest industry professionals and authors publishing today. We’ll look back on how writing has changed over time, the founding of WD, and much more.
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