Writer’s Digest Magazine October 2018 Online Exclusives
Total Recall: The Road Not Taken
The Potpourri for the Pen column in the October 2018 Writer’s Digest challenged readers to remember the words of the famous Robert Frost poem “The Road Not Taken.” Below is a full version of the poem, with the missing words from Potpourri for the Pen indicated in bold.
Curtis Sittenfeld on Choosing Beta Readers, Outlining and Creating Complex Characters
Bestselling author Curtis Sittenfeld (Eligible) explains how her characters keep it “real,” and why plumbing the awkward and uncomfortable can lead to the richest social commentary.
Breaking In: Debut Author Lyra Selene on Perseverance
In our Breaking In column in Writer’s Digest magazine, we talk with debut authors—such as Lyra Selene, author of Amber & Dusk—about how they did it, what they learned and why you can do it, too. Here, Selene discusses the importance of perseverance when the going gets tough.
Masters of Suspense: Thriller Agents on Querying & the Best Books in the Genre
Our panel of thriller agents provide their thoughts on the state of the thriller and suspense subgenres and share their own favorite thrillers and what makes them work, along with some crucial advice for querying.
Sage Advice: 8 Literary Agents Share Their Best Tips for Getting Published Today
There wasn’t enough space in print to include every pearl of wisdom our literary agents shared in this year’s annual agent round-up. Find useful advice for getting published in this online feature.