Writer's Digest October 2016 Download

Writer's Digest October 2016 Download

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Writer's Digest, October 2016, Volume 96, No. 7

FEATURES: Get an Agent

Agent Finder 2016 Ready to submit? Fast-track your agent search by starting with these 26 literary reps eager to add to their client lists. by Chuck Sambuchino

Look Before You Leap Here's what every writer should know about revision and editing-from an agent's perspective. by Andrea Hurst & Sean Fletcher

Making the Agent Switch Not every match is forever. Whether you're as-yet unpublished or have some books to your name, here's how to find the right representation all over again. by Teri Brown

Lemonade Beyonce isn't the only one who can turn pain into art. Here are 13 sweet lessons we can all learn from one writer's sour moments. by Susan Shapiro

The WD Interview: Junot Diaz The acclaimed writer, reluctant editor and passionate professor challenges writers and readers alike to find meaning in stories outside the realm of their own experiences. by Jessica Strawser

WRITER'S WORKBOOK: Climax & Conclusion

Crafting a Satisfying Ending by Gabriela Pereira

Your Plot's Payoff by Joseph Bates

Elements of an Effective Climax by Steven James

INKWELL

Letting Readers Know the (Sort of) Real You: Need an online platform but feel squeamish about connecting with strangers? Here's how to create the illusion of intimacy on social media. by Barbara O'Neal

Plus:

  • 5-Minute Memoir: Love in the Time of Novel Writing
  • Poetic Asides: Magic 9
  • Chart It Out
  • Letting the Big Dog Eat: Terry McDonell
  • Top Shelf

COLUMNS

MEET THE AGENT: Trena Keating, Union Literary by Kara Gebhart Uhl

BREAKING IN: Debut Author Spotlight by Chuck Sambuchino

FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK: Sweating Deadlines by Barbara Poelle

YOUR STORY: "A Walk to Remember"

STANDOUT MARKETS: Conjunctions/em>; Skyhorse Publishing; Outside by Cris Freese

CONFERENCE SCENE: Blue Ridge Christian Novelist Retreat; Kauai Writers Festival; Ozark Creative Writers Conference by Don Vaughan

PLATFORMS OF YORE: Edgar Allan Poe