Writer's Digest February 2007 (PDF)

Writer's Digest February 2007 (PDF)

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Pick Me
By Linda Formichelli
Forget the old rules in your how-to-get-published guides. Here's how to get noticed in today's publishing industry.

The Glamorous Life
By Jennifer Armstrong, Victor Paul Borg & Erin Bradley
Three writers,a Hollywood correspondent, an exotic travel writer and a sex/dating-advice columnist,take you inside these dream jobs.

Storming Past the Gatekeepers
By Linda Formichelli
Tired of getting the brushoff from assistants, secretaries and PR people? These sure-fire techniques will help you get Mr. Bigshot on the other end of the line.

Cast a Wider Net
By Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Online bylines in addition to your tried-and-true glossy ones can be a lucrative addition to your freelance portfolio. Webzine editors share tips on how to break into this growing market.

On the Offensive
By Kevin Alexander
Maddox, a former computer programmer, seeks to rule a new nonfiction literary style specifically geared to men: fratire.

Character Study
By Alice Hoffman
A bestselling novelist shares her experience with characters that take on a life of their own.

The Write-at-Home Mom
By Christina Katz
No more excuses: It is possible to write and
parent at the same time.

The Way It Was
By Larry Getlen
Solid reporting is essential when writing nonfiction narratives. The best in the industry share their clever techniques to ensure an accurate and compelling read.

Taking Turns
By Simon Wood
Using multiple viewpoint characters can enrich a story. Here's how to give everyone their own voice without creating confusion.

The Short-story Day Trip
By Doug Crandell
Combining a love of sightseeing with a desire to write is easier than you think.

By Maria Schneider

First Impressions: Meals and Memories
By Maria Schneider
Food columnist Linda Furiya, a Japanese writer raised
in the Midwest, makes her print debut with a well-received cross-cultural food memoir. PLUS: Other notable debut authors.

Questions & Quandaries
By Brian A. Klems
How freelance magazine writers can find experts, dealing with numbers and how to get published (yeah, right).

Book Buzz: Death by Literature
By Jessa Crispin
Marisha Pessl's Special Topics in Calamity Physics reminds us that thrillers can be highbrow, too. PLUS: An excerpt from the book and a list of other literary thrillers.

This Writer's Life: Premature Adulation?
By Kevin Alexander
Dealing with a quarter-life crisis and why we writers are a lot like sharks.

This Writer's Life: Going Global
By Jodi Picoult
No stranger to foreign rights, our bestselling author discovers something rather unsettlingly about Americans and their relationships with authors and books.

On the Edge: Wanted: Essayists Willing to Divulge
By Kara Gebhart Uhl
Essay anthologies are difficult to produce, typically not profitable and rarely make a blip on the bestseller lists. Yet they could be the key to your success.

Postscript: Confessions of a Literary Escort
By Wendy Werris
How do you know when you've made it as a writer? When your publisher hires me.


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  • A Success Story
  • 5 Questions for George Kalogerakis
  • Poetry Slam Champion Mike McGee
  • Your Story #4 Contest
  • Writer's Calendar

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