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 four WDU courses, a Competition deadline reminder, and more!
Four Online Writing Courses Start This Week
Four new online writing courses start this week, including Build Your Novel Scene by Scene with Mark Spencer. Click here to check out the Writer's Digest University calendar.
Build Your Novel Scene by Scene
If you want to learn how to write a story, but aren’t quite ready yet to hunker down and write 10,000 words or so a week, this is the course for you. Build Your Novel Scene by Scene will offer you the impetus, the guidance, the support, and the deadline you need to finally stop talking, start writing, and, ultimately, complete that novel you always said you wanted to write.
Creativity & Expression
Are you a beginner writer? Do you want to put pen to paper but have a case of writer’s block? Learn creative writing techniques to launch your writing and transform your ideas into your next story.
Writing Historical Fiction
Whether history is a backdrop to your story or the focus of the story itself, this workshop will provide you with the tools to find the facts you need, organize the data in a functional manner, and merge that data seamlessly into your novel. You'll discover the appropriate level of historical data to include as a function of a particular writing goal, learn the definition of historical markers and how and where to unearth them, and uncover the tools to integrate history, research, and the fiction plot arc.
Revising & Self Editing
Every writer knows that the journey to publication is a long and hard road. Once you finish your first draft, it’s time to start the arduous process of self-editing and revision. When you take this online writing workshop, you will learn methods of self-editing for fiction writers to ensure your writing is free of grammatical errors.
Your Story #113 deadline to submit is Coming Up!
With "Your Story," writers write a short story of 650 words or fewer based on a photo prompt. You can be poignant, funny, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story!
Click here for the photo prompt, and for where and how to submit!
Writer's Digest Novel Writing Conference early registration ends August 31!
Hone your craft, refine your characters, explore the future of publishing, and get the tools you need to advance your career as a successful novelist at the WD Novel Writing Conference!
July/August Issue of Writer’s Digest Out 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.
Have a personal story worthy of our 5-Minute Memoir column?
The 5-Minute Memoir is a column favorited by both WD editors and readers alike. At just 600 words, this front-of-the-book piece recounts the personal experience of a new writer each issue and offers a short but meaningful dose of writing inspiration.
Click here for editor tips on how to submit to one of our most popular columns!
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