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 courses in social media management and short story writing, the deadline to submit websites for the 23rd Annual 101 Best Websites for Writers feature, and more.
Call for Nominations: 101 Best Websites for Writers
Nominate your favorite website for the 23rd Annual 101 Best Websites for Writers feature in Writer's Digest Magazine! Deadline for nominations is Friday, December 18, 2020.
Give the Gift of Writer’s Digest
The gift-giving season is upon us! Until December 31, 2020, you can gift a year’s worth of Writer’s Digest to anyone on your holiday gift list for only $10!
Six Online Writing Courses Start This Week
Six new online writing courses start this week, including Advanced Novel Writing, Social Media 101, and more. Click here to check out the Writer's Digest University calendar.
Advanced Novel Writing
Push yourself beyond your comfort zone and take your writing to new heights with this novel writing workshop, designed specifically for novelists who are looking for detailed feedback on their work. When you take this online workshop, you won't have weekly reading assignments or lectures. Instead, you'll get to focus solely on completing your novel.
Writing the Personal Essay 101: Fundamentals
This course guides beginning and intermediate writers through elements of how to write a personal essay, helping them identify values expressed in their stories and bring readers into the experiences described. Writers learn how to avoid the dreaded responses of “so what?" and “I guess you had to be there" by utilizing sensory details, learning to trust their writing intuitions, and developing a skilled internal editor to help with revision.
Focus on the Short Story
By the end of this workshop, you’ll improve your creative writing skills and write two complete short stories. Don’t delay—start writing your short story today!
How to Write an Article
It’s a great time to be a writer – because there are more places to tell stories, and more ways of telling them, than ever before. With print and online publications covering virtually every subject area today, and editors constantly seeking stories to run, along with dependable writers to write them, anyone with the right combination of skill, creativity and diligence can become a valued ongoing contributor and generate a reliable income stream from writing articles.
Social Media 101
Social media is a large part of our world today—and is thriving and growing by the minute. It’s important to know how to use social media for writers, everything from the basics to how it can benefit your career. Discover how to use social media to your advantage in this Social Media 101 workshop. Get an overview of social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, Flickr, and GoodReads.
Sell Books on a Shoestring Budget
You don't have to spend crazy sums of money to get crazy good results. Even on a shoestring budget, you can take your book sales to a higher level.
Let one of the most accomplished book marketing experts in the industry show you the way. When you know what to do and how to do it right, then you become the hero of your own author story!
Check out the November/December issue of Writer's Digest!
Writer’s Digest officially turns 100! In this special double issue, WD celebrates 100 years of helping writers improve their craft and getting published with advice from some of the biggest industry professionals and authors publishing today. We’ll look back on how writing has changed over time, the founding of WD, and much more.
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