Writer's Digest October 2014 Digital Download

Writer's Digest October 2014 Digital Download

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Writer's Digest, October 2014, Volume 94, No. 7

FEATURES: Get an Agent

Find Your Agent Match Meet 28 reps looking for new clients now. by Chuck Sambuchino PLUS: Query Letter Dos and Don'ts

The Secret to a Stronger Nonfiction Book Proposal Knowing what's already on bookshelves may just be the single most effective (and most overlooked) way to convince an agent where your idea fits in. Here's how your Competitive Analysis can be your secret weapon. by Nina Amir

The Evolving Agent Progressive literary agencies are redefining the traditional role of the agent,and finding new ways to support authors in the digital era. Here's what savvy writers,beginning and experienced alike,should know. by Jane Friedman

Pitching in Person Writing conferences offer valuable chances to meet face-to-face with agents,but in the heat of the moment, nerves can get the best of even the most confident writers. Here are the 5 steps to coming out on top. by Tracey Barnes Priestley

9 Ways to a Faster Book Deal Think there's nothing you can do to help your submission's chances? Think again. by Susan Shapiro

The WD Interview: Lisa Scottoline An award-winning suspense series set in an all-female law firm. A library of bestselling book club picks. A humor column in the tradition of Erma Bombeck. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, Lisa Scottoline is not your average lawyer-turned author. by Jessica Strawser

WRITER'S WORKBOOK: Write Like a Master

What We Can Learn From Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, annotations by K.M. Weiland


Book Trailer Basics: Video book trailers are fast becoming an effective tool for book promotion. Try these approaches for creating and distributing one of your own. by Cindy Callaghan


  • 5-Minute Memoir: Writing My Head Off
  • Poetic Asides
  • The Late Novel
  • Top Shelf
  • On the (Opposing) Recordli>
  • Furst Drafts


BREAKING IN: Debut Author Spotlight by Chuck Sambuchino

MEET THE AGENT: Myrsini Stephanides, Carol Mann Agency by Kara Gebhart Uhl

FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK: Query-Sharing Agents; Paying for Publication; A Late Start by Barbara Poelle

YOUR STORY: First Things First, Contest #57

STANDOUT MARKETS: Colorado Review; Commonweal; Arcade Publishing by Tiffany Luckey

CONFERENCE SCENE: Baltimore Writers'; Digital Author and Indie Publishing; Chicago Writers by Linda Formichelli

REJECT A HIT: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy spoof-rejected by Andrew Weidman

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