Writer's Digest February 2017 Digital Edition

Writer's Digest February 2017 Digital Edition

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Writer's Digest, February 2017, Volume 97. No. 2

FEATURES: Organize Your Writing Life

Blueprints for a Better BookIf your work-in-progress is like a house, its strength lies in what you can't see: the foundation, the supports, the wiring. Use these tools to create a book that's built to last. By Heather Webb

Map Your Writing TimeFinding precious minutes and hours to write doesn't have to mean losing sleep. These tips will help you plan a route for reaching your destination happier and faster.By Sage Cohen

Rebuild Your Desktop Submit smarter, follow up faster and make tax time a breeze with these 6 spreadsheets you can customize or download for free to revolutionize your record-keeping.By Tyler Moss

Put Your Workday to Work How does your day job help your writing? We asked WD readers, and they answered in droves. Use their insights to make your whole life a part of your writing life. Compiled by Tyler Moss & Jessica Strawser

Story Structure, Simplified No forcing it, and no formulas. When it comes to shaping your stories, sometimes the most intuitive approach is the best approach.By Deb Norton

Know Before You Go A workshop director and novelist shares 7 things notto do at a writing conference, so you can plan to travel smart and invest wisely. By Sharon Short

The WD Interview: Liane Moriarty One of the most successful Australian writers of all time, Liane Moriarty deftly (and quite cheerily) unearths the fault lines in the bedrock connecting us all,and shows that the best stories are truly intercontinental. By Jessica Strawser

WRITER'S WORKBOOK: Secondary Characters

3 Ways to Add Dimension to Secondary CharactersBy Donald Maass

Stepping Up Your SidekicksBy Elizabeth Sims


Playing the Rejection Game: Next time you're stung by a form letter, consider this simple solution: submitting like mad. By Stephanie Faris


  • 5-Minute Memoir: Holding On
  • Poetic Asides:Haiku Sonnet
  • Much Ad'oh About Nothing
  • Put Inspiration in Your Pocket
  • The Corpse Stops Here: Author Archer Mayor


MEET THE AGENT:Andy Kifer, The Gernert Company. By Kara Gebhart Uhl

BREAKING IN: Debut Author Spotlight By Chuck Sambuchino

FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASKRevising for "Readiness"; Feeling Unlucky; Writing "The Same, But Different."By Barbara Poelle

YOUR STORY:Contest #76, First Things First

STANDOUT MARKETS: Salon, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, A Public Space,Sasquatch Books.By Tyler Moss

CONFERENCE SCENE:Alabama Writers Symposium; Northern Colorado Writers; Saints and Sinners Literary Festival. By Don Vaughan


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