Writer's Digest May/June 2018 Digital Edition

Writer's Digest May/June 2018 Digital Edition

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Writer’s Digest, May/June 2018, Volume 98, No. 4

The March/April 2018 issue of Writer's Digest is The Web Issue——our annual guide to the top online resources for writers. This issue is a must-have manual for writing in the digital age, and includes our signature 101 Best Websites for Writers feature—alongside exclusive “insider's guides” to key websites, and a robust package of related articles:

FEATURES: The Web Issue

Alpha-Blog Soup Blogging your way to an author platform—even before your book is done—is easy as A,B,C. by Gabriela Pereira

The Attention Deficit The lure of Facebook and Twitter can prove disastrous for a writer’s productivity. Next time the social-media sirens call, use these pointers to lash yourself to the mast of your manuscript. by Julie Duffy

101 Best Websites for WritersOur 20th annual roundup of the best online resources is brimming with info, community, advice and creativity. by Karen Krumpak, with Sarah Mullins and Baihley Gentry

OTHER FEATURES

ROAR Feel the thunderous reverberations of authors and industry pros working to broaden our perspectives—as writers and readers alike. by Jessica Strawser

Family Plot The winner of the 13th Annual Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards combined her criminology background with her family devotion to write the perfect crime. Plus:A complete list of winners in all 6 categories. by Karen Krumpak

WRITER’S WORKBOOK: Sharpening Dialogue

Start Your Story With Dialogue by Steven James

Improve Characters’ Conversations by Elizabeth Sims

INKWELL

Beginning From the Middle By starting a story in the midst of action, writers can hook readers with a literary technique as old as the Greek epics. by Paul Buchanan

PLUS:

  • 5-Minute Memoir: Writing for Myself
  • Poetic Asides: Roundelay
  • Inside Man: T.J. English
  • 5th Annual Self-Published ebook Awards
  • On the Record
  • Worth a Thousand Words

COLUMNS:

MEET THE AGENT: Bob Hostetler, The Steve Laube Agency. by Kara Gebhart Uhl

BREAKING IN: Debut author spotlight. by Baihley Gentry

FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK:Weathering Editor Reassignment; Fighting Digital Age Depression.by Barbara Poelle

YOUR STORY Contest #86, First Things First

STANDOUT MARKETS:Rodale’s Organic Life, Sonora Review/ital>, Better Homes & Gardens, ECW Press. by Tyler Moss & Baihley Gentry

CONFERENCE SCENE: Alabama Writers’ Conclave; Pennsylvania Writers; Santa Barbara Writers by Don Vaughan

POTPOURRI FOR THE PEN