Writer's Digest September 2012 (PDF)

Writer's Digest September 2012 (PDF)

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You'll Love This Issue of Writer's Digest If:

  • You want to find time to write
  • You're looking for creative writing exercises
  • You want to learn 10 tricks for writing fiction

Whether you are looking for more ways to be productive, finding time for writing, or creative writing exercises, you'll find all you're looking for and more in the September 2012 issue of Writer's Digest.

As editor-in-chief Jessica Strawser writes in the editor's letter for this issue, "Whether our writing time consists of stolen minutes scattered throughout a day consumed with work, family and other obligations, or of suitably long stretches that we just can't manage to keep focused, we never seem to have enough of it. The key, then, is for us to stop wishing we had more time and instead start finding ways to make the most of whatever time we've got. That's where the articles in this issue come in."

Plus, you'll find a step-by-step guide to revision, an interview with author Chris Cleave (who graces this month's cover), how to blog a book, and much more! Download the September 2012 issue now!

In This Issue You'll Learn:

  • How to become a writer-in-residence
  • How to juggle life's demands with writing
  • How to find inspiration for writing on Pinterest

What's Inside This Issue:

7 Steps to Successful Juggling
A full-time job. A full-time family. A broken dishwasher. If the only thing you've written lately is your to-do list, it's time to work on your juggling skills. Use these tips to make the most of whatever writing time you've got.
by Pamela Redmond Satran

10 Fast Hacks for Fiction Writers
Whether you're trying to set a scene, define a character or close a plot gap, each of these clever techniques gets the job done fast.
by Elizabeth Sims

Your Guide to Writing Residencies
You've dreamt about it: uninterrupted time to write, expenses paid, in a picture-perfect setting. Now it's time to do something about it. Here's how you (yes, you!) can become a writer-in-residence.
by Diane Shipley

How to Be Creative on Demand
Train your creativity to be ready when you need it with these 10 simple conditioning exercises.
by Roger Morris

Blog Your Way to a Book Deal
What if a single writing project could help you build your online platform and complete a book manuscript,at the same time? Here's how to leverage your blog into a book deal.
by Nina Amir

The WD Interview: Chris Cleave
Sometimes it takes a test of guts to find out why it's worth pushing yourself to extremes for the sake of a good story.
by Jessica Strawser

Pinterest Is Worth A Thousand Words
The latest social media craze isn't your average timesuck. It's a fun, easy way to engage with potential readers,and it can even make your writing better.
by Laura DiSilverio

WRITER'S WORKBOOK: Revising & Editing

7 Steps To A Foolproof Revision
by Don Fry

Customize Your Self-Editing Approach
by Sage Cohen

50 Grammatical Mistakes To Avoid
by James V. Smith Jr.


Breaking In: Debut Author Spotlight
by Chuck Sambuchino

Ask the Agent: Carly Watters, P.S. Literary Agency
by Kara Gebhart Uhl

Questions & Quandaries: The importance of clips; formatting book titles; leaped vs. leap
by Brian A. Klems

Your Story: First Things First, Contest #40

Standout Markets: Glimmer Train; Relevant; Dzanc Books
by Tiffany Luckey

Conference Scene: North Carolina Writers' Network Fall Conference; Writers in Paradise; San Diego State University Writers' Conference
by Linda Formichelli

Reject a Hit: The Godfather
Spoof-rejected by Eileen Melia Hession


  • 5-Minute Memoir: My Few Minutes With Andy Rooney
  • Poetic Asides: Tanka
  • Margaret Atwood
  • 10 Top Reasons for Rejection
  • Top Shelf
  • Online Exclusives
  • Editor's Letter
  • Contributors
  • Reader Mail

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