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WD Presents: New "Your Story" Voting, 5 WDU Courses, and More!

This week, we're excited to announce voting for "Your Story" submissions, 5 WDU courses, 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 voting for "Your Story" submission, 5 WDU courses, and more!

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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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5 WDU Courses Begin This Week!

Book Coaching for Advanced Writers

Book Coaching for Advanced Writers

Are you ready to take the next step toward a final draft of your novel? This course is for you! Join Mark Spencer in an intensive 16-week coaching session focused entirely on your novel in progress. You'll work with Mark on your choice of up to 60,000 words of your novel or two drafts of up to 30,000 words each. You'll also have the opportunity to speak to Mark directly about your work during two one-on-one phone calls or Zoom sessions.

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Writing Women's Fiction

You’re not sure how to describe women’s fiction, but when you read it, you know that’s the kind of novel you want to write. They’re the stories you relate to, that grab your heart and your imagination. They make you feel as if you know the characters, as if you’re sharing the journey. But how can you be sure that the story you write fits into the genre you love and captures and keeps your reader’s attention?

By identifying the essential elements that make up women’s fiction, gaining the insight to see inside your main character, and honing the skills needed to bring women’s fiction to life on the page.

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Pitch an Article: Write for Today's Marketplace

Pitch an Article: Write for Today's Marketplace

This intensive two-week course will teach you how to craft a good pitch letter and do it well. Be ready to mine your life for ideas. Start thinking about a great spin on a topic or an unusual personal experience that you'd like to write about in class.

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Grammar and Mechanics

Do you remember the difference between the 8 parts of speech and how to use them? Are you comfortable with punctuation and mechanics? No matter what type of writing you do, mastering the fundamentals of grammar and mechanics is an important first step to having a successful writing career.

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The Art of Storytelling 102: Showing vs. Telling

The Art of Storytelling 102: Showing vs. Telling

In this six session course, you'll explore the difference between showing and telling and when it’s good to tell instead of show, how to balance showing and telling to create memorable characters and realistic, seamless dialogue, how the right mix of showing and telling can help you establish a powerful narrative voice, and more!

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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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