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WD Presents: New Pre-Novel Conference Workshops, Self-Pub E-book Awards Deadline, and More!

This week, we're excited to announce two new pre-conference workshops at this year's Novel Writing Conference, our Self-Published E-book Awards deadline, 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 two new pre-conference workshops at this year's Novel Writing Conference, our Self-Published E-book Awards deadline, and more!

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Sign Up for Our Two Pre-Conference Workshops at This Year’s Novel Writing Conference!

Novel Writing Conference 2022

The Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference offers a balanced program covering the fundamentals of craft—delving into specific genres and techniques—along with the business of being a writer, from traditional and self-publishing paths, promotion and marketing strategies, and managing a sustainable career.

Join us for two pre-conference workshops:

How to Succeed in Publishing Once You are Done Writing (even if you hate the business side of publishing) with Amy Collins

Unforgettable: Threading Conflict Into Every Aspect of Storytelling to Create Stories They’ll Remember Forever with Sonali Dev

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Deadline To Enter Our Self-Published E-Book Awards!

Self-Published E-book Awards 2022

ENTER NOW! Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published E-book Awards is now accepting entries. This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for self-published e-books.

Deadline: September 15.

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5 WDU Courses Begin This Week!

advanced blogging

Advanced Blogging

This course will take you out of your blogging comfort zone and encourage you to experiment and think bigger. It goes beyond the basics to explore such topics as how to fine-tune your blog's theme, how to improve your blog's visibility in searches and across the social web, how to turn your blog followers into a community, and how to start monetizing your blog.

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Writing the Mystery Novel

Do you love reading a good mystery? Have you always wanted to write one? During the Essentials of Mystery Writing course, you'll have the choice of creating a brand new mystery story from scratch or working with a story you already have in progress.

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Writing Nonfiction 101: Fundamentals

Writing Nonfiction 101: Fundamentals

Throughout this 12-week course, you will get step-by-step instruction on how to write nonfiction, read Philip Gerard's Creative Nonfiction: Researching and Crafting Stories of Real Life, and write articles, essays, or a few chapters of your book. Register for this course and discover how fun writing nonfiction can be.

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Social Media 101

Discover how to use social media to your advantage in this Social Media 101 course. Get an overview of social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr, and GoodReads. You’ll learn how to create a profile on social networks, decide which platforms are right for you, and build a sense of community with others online.

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Writing Online Content with Naveed Saleh

Writing Online Content

This course pays special attention to the most notable form of online article writing: the blog posting. Publications of all types have enlisted the aid of bloggers to help disseminate information. Blogs incorporate characteristics from other article types—news, feature articles, and opinion pieces. Learning to write blog postings is a marketable skill, and the writer of online content should have a strong understanding of blogs. Finally, every writer should have her own blog whether associated with a publication or not; blogs are an integral facet of any viable platform.

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Vote For Your Favorite "Your Story" Now!

Out of over 100 entries, WD editors chose the following 5 finalists. Vote for your favorite entry using the poll at the bottom of this page!

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Join Us for Our Horror Writing Virtual Conference!

Horror Virtual Conference 2022

Writer’s Digest University is pleased to present a one-of-a-kind online event for anyone wanting to improve their horror writing! On October 1, 2022, our WDU Horror Writing Virtual Conference will provide expert insights from FOUR award-winning and bestselling horror authors on the finer points of how to write horror. Spend the day learning techniques for honing your craft from four different published horror authors, then (if you choose) you can have your query letter critiqued by one of our participating literary agents. The literary agent will provide you with a personalized critique of your query letter.

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