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WD Presents: Our Horror Writing Virtual Conference, 5 WDU Courses, and More!

This week, we're excited to announce the 2022 Horror Writing Virtual Conference, 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 the 2022 Horror Writing Virtual Conference, 5 WDU courses, 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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5 WDU Courses Begin This Week!

Blogging 101

Blogging 101

A key to success for any writer is having an online presence. Blogging is one way to share your expertise and—at the same time—build an author platform. Don’t know how to start a blog? Not sure what to focus on? Don’t fret! This online writing course will guide you through the entire blogging process—how to create and setup a blog, where to start, and much more. You’ll learn how to attract readers and how to market your writing. Start a successful blog today and get noticed by editors and publishers.

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Getting Started in Writing

Have you always wanted to be a writer? Don't let doubt or fear get the best of you—take a chance and learn how to start writing a book, novel, short story, memoir, or essay. When you take this online writing course, you'll discover your voice, learn the basics of grammar and examine the different types of writing. No matter what type of writing you're planning on crafting—nonfiction or fiction—you'll need guidance along the way.

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Creativity & Expression

Creativity & Expression

When you take this online course, you’ll explore creative writing topics and learn how descriptive writing can breathe life into your characters, setting, and plot with Rebecca McClanahan’s Word Painting. Stretch your imagination, develop your creative writing skills, and express your creativity with this writing course.

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Writing the Picture Book

Picture books are one of the most delightful—and important—genres in all of literature. In this course, you'll learn how to write a winning picture book narrative, envision it with illustrations, and put together a picture package that a publisher will really notice.

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Short Story Fundamentals

Short Story Fundamentals

Throughout this four-week course, you will have feedback and support while you write and hone an entire short story from beginning to end, and you'll leave with a polished draft of your story. You will get insider information about what editors are looking for in short stories they choose to publish. Literary journals are always looking for quality stories, and with the advances in online submissions, getting your work in front of an editor has never been easier.

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Personal Essay Awards Deadline!

Personal Essay Awards 2022

ENTER NOW! Writer’s Digest’s newest competition, the Personal Essay Awards, is now open for entries! Enter for your chance to win $2,500 in cash, get published in Writer’s Digest magazine, and a paid trip to our ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference!

Early-bird Deadline: September 1, 2022

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