Writer's Digest September 2016 Digital Edition

Writer's Digest September 2016 Digital Edition

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Writer's Digest, September 2016, Volume 96, No. 6

FEATURES: Pro Tips & Techniques

Steal Little, Steal Big All writers take inspiration from stories, characters and worlds that have been written before. Here's how to tap the riches of those “undiscovered countries" and make them your own. by Jeff Somers

It's the Little Things The best writers know that every word counts. Here's how to nail the small stuff,without sweating it. by Elizabeth Sims

Creativity in Color If a picture is worth a thousand words, it stands to reason that writers might learn a thing or two from artists who express themselves more visually. Here are 6 wonderfully universal lessons. by Leigh Anne Jasheway

Tweaking Critiquing Looking for a better approach to getting and giving feedback? Try these 5 keys to making your writing group more effective. by Steven James

Science Fiction & Fantasy Today We asked 4 top agents in the speculative genres for their views on successful pitching, world-building, “series potential" and more. Here's what you need to know to break in,and stand out. Compiled by Tyler Moss & Jessica Strawser

The WD Interview: Jane Green & Freya North They've been bestsellers on opposite sides of the Atlantic for most of their adult lives,but they've been best friends since childhood. Learn why the writing life is better when it's shared,and how great books can bring readers together, even with an ocean between them. by Jessica Strawser

WRITER'S WORKBOOK: Salvage Your Story

Fire Up Your Editing Brain by Susan Reynolds

Revive Your Story with Dramatic Tension by Larry Brooks

Push Past What's Holding Your Story Back by Donald Maass


Emotion vs. Feeling: Recognizing the subtle differences can help render both more powerfully on the page. by David Corbett


  • 5-Minute Memoir: Why Love Lucy
  • Poetic Asides: Tricube
  • Free & Easy Tools to Improve Your Website
  • Scout's Honor


MEET THE AGENT: Mitch Hoffman, Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency by Kara Gebhart Uhl

BREAKING IN: Debut Author Spotlight by Chuck Sambuchino

FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK: Submitting Prematurely; Evaluating Ideas by Barbara Poelle

YOUR STORY: Contest #72, First Things First

STANDOUT MARKETS: Family Tree Magazine; EPOCH; City Lights Books by Cris Freese

CONFERENCE SCENE: Chapter One Young Writers; Crimes & Creativity Con; Write on the Sound by Don Vaughan

PLATFORMS OF YORE: Laura Ingalls Wilder

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