Writer's Digest March 2020 Digital Edition

Writer's Digest March 2020 Digital Edition

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In the March 2020 issue of Writer’s Digest, themed “The Chaos Issue” we’ll help writers collaborate with editors, share an interview with author Susan Jane Gilman, share the next installment of our column, “100 Years of Writer’s Digest,” and more. This issue’s articles include:

+ The Art of Breaking Character 

No matter your genre, readers are drawn to the unexpected. Here’s how to use out-of-character behavior to add layers of intrigue to your story. By Jessica Strawser

+ Steering the Ship  

Reporting an in-depth story can overwhelm writers with research. Into the Raging Sea author Rachel Slade shares 12 tips to guide nonfiction authors through the mayhem. By Tyler Moss

+ The Frugal Writer’s Guide to Everything 

From the basics writers need to draft all the way to publishing and promoting your work, every cost adds up. Here’s how to save money without cutting corners. By Elizabeth Sims

+ The Power, the Peril, the Prologue 

The rumors of the prologue’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Here’s a guide to when a prologue may help—or hinder—your book. By Ryan G. Van Cleave

 + The Genre of You  

Writing outside of your usual genre can further your career as an author. An award-winning writer of comic books, plays, nonfiction books, and more than 37 novels explains why. By Jonathan Maberry


In addition, readers will be treated to a WD Interview with bestselling author Andrew Sean Greer, as well as a special Writer’s Workbook on the promise of premise. This issue also includes two new regular columns from WD editors, “Notes from the Margins,” by Amy Jones, a behind-the-scenes look at the book publishing industry; and “Publishing Insights,” from Robert Brewer, on hot writing markets. This issue also contains all the regular columns and departments readers know and love, like Take 2 on screenwriting, IndieLab for self-published authors, Conference Scene, Poetic Asides, Meet the Agent, Funny You Should Ask, and more.