Writer's Digest March/April 2017 Digital Edition

Writer's Digest March/April 2017 Digital Edition

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Writer’s Digest, March/April 2017, Volume 97. No. 3

FEATURES: Write & Sell Short Stories

Flash Forward What does it take to artfully compress a world of meaning into the shortest of stories? Use this approach to fashion flash fiction that sells and compels. By Fred White

Take 3 15 fiction editors at top publications answer our trio of questions to get to the heart of what they're really looking for in short story submissions—and how yours can stand out. Compiled By Baihley Grandison

All About Anthologies Are you overlooking some of the richest markets for your short-form work? Learn why anthologies can enhance the careers of writers at all levels—and how to find opportunities that are yours for the taking. By Michael Kardos

Short Training For Your Long Game Even if you're focused on writing a novel, short stories can be wonderful creativity tools to help you strengthen elements of your fiction, experiment with characters and simply stay loose. Here's how. By Julie Duffy

Creative Control The winner of WD's 24th Annual Self-Published Book Awards turned down traditional publishers to fulfill her literary vision—on her own terms. By Cris Freese

The WD Interview: Jonathan and Faye Kellerman With nearly 80 books between the two, this bestselling power couple is a force for any bookcase to reckon with. We invited their son, Jesse, a successful novelist in his own right, to uncover the craft secrets of the family business. By Jesse Kellerman

 

WRITER’S WORKBOOK: Beating Writer's Block

Break Creative Blocks in 10 Simple Steps By Jordan Rosenfeld

4 Ways to Nourish Your Creativity Now By Nina Amir

20 Prompts to Banish the Blank Page By Bonnie Neubauer

 

INKWELL

Web Writing With Substance:Digital publications tend to push for quantity over quality. Here's how to buck the trend and find your voice as a web-focused writer in a click-bait world. By Brandon Ambrosino

Plus:

  • 5-Minute Memoir: Solving the World's Most Cliche Writing Problem
  • Poetic Asides:Dizain
  • 15 Tips for Conference Speakers
  • The 10 Stages of Receiving a Rejection Letter
  • On the (Drafting) Record
  • Writing Prompt

COLUMNS

MEET THE AGENT: Anna Sproul-Latimer, Ross Yoon Agency. By Kara Gebhart Uhl

BREAKING IN: Debut Author Spotlight By Chuck Sambuchino

FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK The Unlikely Odds of Finding a Unicorn. By Barbara Poelle

YOUR STORY: ”Unforgiven”

STANDOUT MARKETS: New Letters, Page Street Publishing Co., Sunset, Politico Magazine By Tyler Moss

CONFERENCE SCENE: Kachemak Bay Conference; Minneapolis Young Writers; Wesleyan Writers. By Don Vaughan

PLATFORMS OF YORE: F. Scott Fitzgerald