Novel Writing Bundle

Novel Writing Bundle

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'Writing a novel'; three simple words that hardly cover all the complexities and challenges every writer encounters in the process. If you have an idea you've been sitting on for some time and don't know where to start, or you've stalled out on a work-in-progress, the Novel Writing Bundle will give you the push you need to complete your novel. For 90% off, this bundle includes nine OnDemand webinars that cover topics such as outlining, getting started, plotting and pacing, and many more. We've also included our original digital guide, The Ultimate Guide of Writer’s Digest Writing Prompts: 450+ Ideas to Feed Your Creativity, as well as two digital editions of the Writer's Digest magazine. With the Novel Writing Bundle, you can save big on resources that will jumpstart your novel writing process!

How to Write an Opening That Pulls the Reader In (OnDemand Webinar): In this OnDemand Webinar, Wanda M. Morris delves into the elements that make a great opening to your story or novel. She analyzes examples of acclaimed first lines and opening paragraphs. Writers will leave the session armed with the tools for writing a great opening that lures readers in. ($79.99 value) 

Conquering the Muddle in the Middle (OnDemand Webinar): You have a rocking first act to your novel, and you even have an idea of how to end your story with a twist and a bang and a shot at certain bestsellerdom. But now what? How are you going to get from that great beginning to the kickass ending? You've hit the muddle in the middle. In this OnDemand webinar, nationally best-selling author Hank Phillippi Ryan will show you how these central pages can be crafted to intrigue, surprise and delight your readers—and have them turning the pages as fast as they can. With practical advice and specific tips, Hank will show you the way to the magic in the middle. ($79.99 value) 

Write a Smashing Ending: How to Leverage Your Beginning and Middle to Craft the Perfect Finale (OnDemand Webinar): Readers remember endings, which is why your ending will drive sales of your other books more than any other factor. In this OnDemand Webinar with WD Contributing Editor Elizabeth Sims, you'll learn what makes a great ending great; how top authors engineer their concluding material for maximum impact; and how to leverage your beginning and middle--whether for a standalone or series title--to create a terrific, satisfying finale, time and again. ($79.99 value) 

Mastering Voice: Finding the Magic Mix of Style, POV & Character (OnDemand Webinar): In a crowded market, one thing can make your story stand out from Page 1: Voice. It’s what grips our attention, makes your characters and their world feel real, and signals we’re in the hands of a compelling storyteller. This OnDemand webinar draws on various forms of art and entertainment to improve your command of written voice and style; demonstrates how point-of-view choices shape characters and build suspense (and how to maximize multiple POVs in mysteries and thrillers); teaches you to hone unique voices for every character; and helps tap that elusive “it factor” agents and editors look for. ($79.99 value) 

Put Your Side Characters to Work (OnDemand Webinar): Strong stories often have strong side characters. More than extras and setups for the next book, this OnDemand webinar, presented by Denise Williams, explores how you can utilize side characters to bolster plot and enhance character development in your romance books. ($79.99 value)

Novel Pacing: The Importance of Length, Depth, and Style (OnDemand Webinar): One of the biggest mistakes Richard Thomas sees new novelists make is when they switch from short stories to novels and they don’t adjust their pacing. This OnDemand webinar discusses the differences between short stories and novels, when it comes to pacing, and what that might look like. Learn how to make your novel sing by telling when you need to, but more importantly, unpacking and expanding in so many places (and different ways) to create an epic, entertaining, and original novel.($79.99 value) 

The Pros and Cons of Writing as a Pantser vs Outliner and How to Best Use Each (OnDemand Webinar): Some writers create 50 pages of outline before putting the first words to chapter one. Others open a blank page and shoot words from the hip. In this OnDemand webinar, C. Hope Clark speaks on the differences between being a Pantser and an Outliner in designing a book, explaining the pros and cons of each, so that you can tell whether your writing personality fits one or the other. Who knows? You might be in the wrong camp in writing your story! ($79.99 value) 

Strategies for Writing Compelling Dialogue (OnDemand Webinar): In this OnDemand Webinar, writers study the techniques for writing great dialogue that develops both plot and character. Crime fiction presents unique challenges and opportunities for writers, and this Webinar shows how to effectively use subtext, dialect, and action to accentuate tension. Techniques for avoiding the dialogue "tennis match" and concentrating meaning are explored as well. ($79.99 value) 

Successful Revision Strategies (OnDemand Webinar): The first draft is where a novel comes together, but it’s not the finished product. Most successful authors know the magic (and success, for that matter) really happens during the revision process. In this OnDemand webinar, novelist Jennifer Givhan shares revision strategies to help you find success with your novel. ($79.99 value) 

The Ultimate Guide of Writer’s Digest Writing Prompts: 450+ Ideas to Feed Your Creativity (Digital Guide): In The Ultimate Guide of Writer’s Digest Writing Prompts, you’ll find hundreds of writing prompts to help you at any stage of the writing process. Whether you just want to write a quick paragraph on a random topic for a daily creativity outlet or are looking for ideas about creating a new character for your novel, the prompts in this PDF will offer you a match to help start the fire in your pen. ($19.99 value)

Writer's Digest November/December 2022 (Digital Edition): Writing “The End” on the final page of your story, memoir, or novel is something to celebrate. But how can you get there successfully and what happens next? This issue aims to answer all of those questions. Features include an interview with author Ian McEwan, articles about what should go in the back matter of your book, unconventional tips for “winning” NaNoWriMo, how to know when it’s time to end a freelance relationship, and much more. ($7.99 value)

Writer's Digest March/April 2022 (Digital Edition): Point of view is one of the first things writers learn about creative writing, yet it’s also one of the hardest things to master. It involves at a minimum: choosing the right POV for your story, making sure you don’t break the guidelines of that POV and inadvertently take readers out of the narrative, but also experimenting with POV to better serve your story… It’s a lot to consider and in this issue, we explore it all. This issue also includes a WD Interview with Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James, articles on how using beta readers can give writers a different point of view of their own work, best tips for interviewing from WD Editor-at-Large Tyler Moss, and debut novelist Amanda Jayatissa talks about how writing her sometimes unlikeable narrator in My Sweet Girl allowed her to see the world differently. ($7.99 value) 

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