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 May/June magazine cover reveal, our new “Your Story” prompt, and more!
Writer's Digest May/June 2022 Cover Reveal!
Writers are always looking for the next great thing to help them make their writing time more efficient, productive, and fun, and new advances in technology appear each year to help make that happen. It also helps spark the imagination of what kind of technology writers include in their writing. In the May/June 2022 issue of Writer’s Digest, featuring our 24th Annual 101 Best Websites for Writers, we focus on what technology can do for writers.
Your Story #118 Is Now Accepting Entries!
Write the opening line to a story based on a photo prompt at the link below. (One sentence only.) You can be poignant, funny, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story!
Entry Deadline: June 30, 2022
Watch Senior Editor Robert Lee Brewer in Conversation With Author C. Hope Clark!
Writer's Digest's Robert Lee Brewer talks with mystery author C. Hope Clark about her recent double book release of a new Craven County mystery series, Murdered in Craven and Burned in Craven, about beginnings of projects, and more! Also, learn if Clark is a plotter or pantser.
Six WDU Courses Begin This Week!
Copyediting Certificate Program
Writer's Digest is proud to offer our Copyediting Certificate Program. This course will provide training for aspiring copy editors in order to give them practical and marketable workplace skills. As a student in this certification course, you will progress from the fundamentals of grammar, form, and composition to advanced copyediting skills.
Sell Books on a Shoestring Budget
It's possible to sell a lot of books - even on a shoestring budget. Like any author, you want to sell enough books to entertain or educate a lot of readers. You want to make enough money to write another book - maybe pay off some bills or take an extra vacation. You want your writing to become sustainable. Selling books isn't a complex riddle that authors must solve. It's a step-by-step process that any writer can follow.
Fundamentals of Fiction
Have an amazing story idea, but need to learn the basics of how to write a book? Creating a story that is dynamic and engaging takes a lot more than just setting aside an hour every day to write.
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.
Writing the Science Fiction & Fantasy Novel
Do you daydream about distant worlds and mythical creatures? If so, take this six-week course and transform your ideas into creative science fiction and fantasy novels. You'll discover the essential elements of fictional worlds, how to write a science fiction novel with intriguing characters and plot, and write up to 2,500 words for your science fiction or fantasy story.
Form and Composition
Proper grammar, punctuation, and mechanics make your writing correct. In order to truly write well, you must also master the art of form and composition. From sentence structure to polishing your prose, this course will enhance your writing, no matter what type of writing you do.
The Art of Storytelling 101: Story Mapping and Pacing
Discover how the seven core competencies of storytelling—concept, character, voice, plot, theme, scene construction, and style—combine to create compelling narrative. By understanding the engineering and design of a story, and using Larry Brooks’ Story Engineering and Nancy Dodd’s The Writer’s Compass, you’ll learn how to quickly and effectively get your story out of your head and onto the page.
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