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WD Presents: Last Chance to Nominate Your Favorite Writing Websites, 5 WDU Courses, and More!

This week, we’re excited to announce 5 WDU courses, the final call to nominate your favorite writing websites, and more!

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 5 WDU courses, the final call to nominate your favorite writing websites, and more!

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Last Chance to Nominate Your Favorite Writing Websites!

Writer's Digest 24th Annual 101 Best Websites for Writers Call for Nominations

Since 1998 Writer's Digest has created its 101 Best Websites for Writers list. Broken down into categories like creativity, agents, writing advice, and more, this list aims to help writers find additional reputable resources for every part of their writing journey.

The last day to nominate websites is tomorrow, Monday, December 13, 2021.

Click here to learn more and to nominate.

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Five Online Courses Start This Week!

Advanced Novel Writing

Advanced Novel Writing

In this course you'll spend 15 weeks writing your novel—all the while gaining valuable feedback and getting the encouragement you need in order to help you finish it. You'll also learn specific tips for outlining and how not to write a novel. By the end of this course, you will have the tools and know-how you need to write a great novel.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Fundamentals of Fiction

Fundamentals of Fiction

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.

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Submit Your Story to WD Today!

With "Your Story," write a short story of 650 words or fewer based on a specific photo prompt. You can be poignant, funny, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story.

"Your Story #15" is currently accepting submission now through January 3, 2022.

Click here for the photo prompt and to enter your story today.

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Save an Extra $10 off the Character Development Bundle!

Inject your writing with emotion and create layered characters that will make your readers laugh, cry, and never forget your stories! In this unique collection, you'll find webinars, tutorials, expert instruction, and firsthand advice from bestselling authors on how to create characters that come to life. Included are eight of our best resources designed to help you write better characters. Save big and get started today!

Click here to purchase, and use the code Character10 at checkout!

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Writer's Digest Best Live Streams, Podcasts, and YouTube Channels 2022

Writer's Digest Best Live Streams, Podcasts, and YouTube Channels 2022

Here are the top live streams, podcasts, and YouTube channels as identified in the 24th Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.

What Is Fan Fiction in Writing?

What Is Fan Fiction in Writing?

You might have heard the term, especially if you’re in online fandoms, but what exactly is fan fiction? Managing Editor Moriah Richard explains.

5 Ways To Use Short Stories To Grow as a Writer

5 Ways To Use Short Stories To Grow as a Writer

Short story writing can be a gateway to writing your novel—but they’re also fun and worthy stories in their own right. Here, author Dallas Woodburn shares 5 ways to use short stories to grow as a writer.

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Not Having an Online Presence

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Not Having an Online Presence

The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so we started this series to help identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's writing mistake is not having an online presence.

Shirlene Obuobi: On Writing From Experience

Shirlene Obuobi: On Writing From Experience

Physician, cartoonist, and author Shirlene Obuobi discusses the writerly advice that led to writing her new coming-of-age novel, On Rotation.

WD Poetic Form Challenge

WD Poetic Form Challenge: Kimo Winner

Learn the winner and Top 10 list for the Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge for the kimo.

8 Things Writers Should Know About Tattoos

8 Things Writers Should Know About Tattoos

Tattoos and their artists can reveal interesting details about your characters and offer historical context. Here, author June Gervais shares 8 things writers should know about tattoos.

Tyler Moss | Reporting Through Lens of Social Justice

Writing Through the Lens of Social Justice

WD Editor-at-Large Tyler Moss makes the case for reporting on issues of social justice in freelance writing—no matter the topic in this article from the July/August 2021 issue of Writer's Digest.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Intentional Trail

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Intentional Trail

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character leave clues for people to find them.