Writer's Digest November/December 2014 Digital Download

Writer's Digest November/December 2014 Digital Download

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"Whether you're in the midst of November's National Novel Writing Month challenge or simply looking for ways to complete your next draft faster, the current issue of Writer's Digest is one you won't want to miss. In our bursting-at-the-seams "Write a Book in a Month!" section, you'll find tips from fellow writers who've attempted their own write-a-thons, quick and easy ways to fuel your story with suspense when it starts to stall, and an inside look at what really makes NaNoWriMo work."

- Jessica Strawser, Writer's Digest Editor

Writer’s Digest, November/December 2014, Volume 94, No. 8

FEATURES: Write a Book in a Month

Plan Your Own Write-a-Thon 30 Tips, Resources & Strategies for Writing a Book in 30 Days compiled by Jessica Strawser

What Makes NaNoWriMo Work When discipline and caffeine aren’t enough to fuel you to the finish line, the writing community might just carry you the rest of the way. Before you decide to run a write-a-thon alone, read this. by Grant Faulkner

21 Fast Hacks to Fuel Your Story With Suspense When your plot starts lagging behind your word count, try one of these simple suggestions for picking up steam. by Elizabeth Sims

A Look at Partnership Publishing If you’ve ever wished for a publishing option that blends the creative control of self-pub with the quality, curation and distribution of the traditional path, you may be in luck. Could the industry’s newest business model be the way of the future? by April Eberhardt

The Winners of WD’s 83rd Annual Writing Competition Pamela Schott’s clever coming-of-age screenplay took the marquis prize in our biggest competition of the year. Pull back the curtain on her winning secrets—and meet the top 100 writers across all 10 categories. by Cris Freese

The WD Interview: John Sandford John Sandford writes what he knows—and he knows writing. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author of nearly 40 bestselling thrillers for adults, and co-creator of a popular new young adult series takes you inside his process. by Adrienne Crezo

WRITER’S WORKBOOK: Memoir Writing

Setting Parameters in Your Memoir by Paula Balzer

Finding Your Memoir’s Voice by Paula Balzer

Writing About Family in Memoir by Kerry Cohen

INKWELL

Short is the New Long: Bite-sized fiction has moved mainstream. Here’s why writing little stories is paying off in a big way. by Anne R. Allen

Plus:

  • 5-Minute Memoir: $1 Stories
  • Heads (and Files) in the Clouds
  • Ask the Authors
  • Poetic Asides

COLUMNS

MEET THE AGENT: Emma Parry, Janklow & Nesbit Associates by Kara Gebhart Uhl

BREAKING IN: Debut Author Spotlight by Chuck Sambuchino

FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK: Seeking a Second Agent; Response Time for Clients by Barbara Poelle

YOUR STORY: Commit This to Memory by Mat Hritz

STANDOUT MARKETS: Crazyhorse; DAW Books; Running Times by Tiffany Luckey

CONFERENCE SCENE: Bay to Ocean Writers; Florida Romance Writers Fun in the Sun; California Dreamin’ by Linda Formichelli

REJECT A HIT: Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook spoof-rejected by Kandace Chapple