Writer's Digest May/June 2017 Digital Edition

Writer's Digest May/June 2017 Digital Edition

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Writer’s Digest, May/June 2017, Volume 97. No. 4

FEATURES: The Web Issues

#Hashtag HappyWho would have thought that a little blue bird and a pound sign could enhance your #writing life—and even land you an agent? Tweet your way to success with this handy guide to the best hashtags for writers. Compiled by the Writer's Digest Staff

Get Your [Facebook] Group On If you use it wisely, social media isn't a time suck—it's a gold mine. See how connecting with other writers (and readers) on Facebook can help you advance your craft, community and career.By Orly Konig

Premium Upgrades These 6 alternatives to your go-to word processor aim to enhance productivity, form and function.By Rich Schivener

The 19th Annual 101 Best Websites for WritersOur latest roundup of the best online resources is filled with advice, community, info and creativity.By Baihley Grandison

Gambling ManThe winner of the 12th Annual Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards rolled the dice on a suspenseful story outside of his usual genre. By Cris Freese

The WD Interview: Scott Turow With 11 bestsellers over a 40-year career, the two-time Authors Guild president testifies on the secrets to sustained success. By Tyler Moss

WRITER’S WORKBOOK: Shaping Scenes

Adding Emotional PowerBy Donald Maass

Using Intentions to Drive a StoryBy Jordan Rosenfeld


 

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Abandonment Issues: The decision to dump thousands of your carefully crafted words is rarely made lightly. Here's how one writer learned to let go. By Shawn Klomparens

Plus:

  • 5-Minute Memoir: Writing Women's Fiction as a Man
  • Poetic Asides:Trimeric
  • Paradise Lost: Remembering in Real Time
  • The 4th Annual WD Self-Published e-Book Awards
  • The Formula for Suspense

COLUMNS

MEET THE AGENT:Anjali Singh, Ayesha Pande Literary. By Kara Gebhart Uhl

BREAKING IN: Debut Author Spotlight By Tyler Moss

FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASKPlaying Genre Roulette; Publishing From Afar; Writing What You Love to Read. By Barbara Poelle

YOUR STORY:Contest #78; First Things First

STANDOUT MARKETS:Vox First Person; The American Legion Magazine; FIELD; Morgan James Publishing. By Tyler Moss

CONFERENCE SCENE:California Crime Writers; Fairfield University Summer; Historical Novel Society;By Don Vaughan

PLATFORMS OF YORE:Jane Austen