Writer's Digest March/April 2010 (PDF)

Writer's Digest March/April 2010 (PDF)

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Succeed as a Writer in Today's Economy


Make Your Passion Make Money for You
A writer's guide to changing the rules for unconventional success.
By Chris Guillebeau

Doing the Math
The right equation can help you see your freelance goals more clearly—and quantify what you need to do to meet them.
By Perry P. Perkins

Breaking Into Corporate Writing
If you think this type of work isn't for you, think again. Businesses offer some of the most rewarding, creative and lucrative freelance gigs available today. (Really.)
By I.J. Schecter

Taxpertise for Writers
For those of us who prefer words to numbers, taxes can require a translator. Lucky for us all, we found one. Here, an expert spells out who can claim writing expenses, what deductions qualify, and answers to other important questions.
By Bonnie Lee

The Reluctant Writer's Guide to Handselling Your Book
Yes, your own efforts really can make an impact on your sales, one reader at a time. Here are 10 simple steps to word-of-mouth success.
By Elizabeth Sims

The WD Interview: Elizabeth Berg
Elizabeth Berg's real career highlight came long before Oprah came calling (though that was nice, too). Here's why she says writing is the best kind of creative free fall.
By Jessica Strawser

Lessons Learned From an Author-Turned-Agent
Even after years of writing and publishing, it was becoming an agent that really taught this writer what it takes. Here's what you can learn from the other side of the desk.
By Jennifer Lawler

Risk & Rewards
Daryl Pinksen took matters into his own hands to bring a controversial book to a niche market—and earned top honors in WD's annual self-published book competition. PLUS: The complete winners list.
By Zachary Petit

COLUMNS/DEPARTMENTS

INKWELL
  • What's in a Name?
  • Bob, The Column
  • Poetic Asides
  • Reject a Hit
  • Wordplay for Writers
  • Don't Be a Stranger
Edited by Zachary Petit

ASK THE PRO:
Bernadette Baker-Baughman, Baker's Mark Literary Agency
By Kara Gebhart Uhl

BREAKING IN:
Debut Author Spotlight
By Chuck Sambuchino

MFA INSIDER:
Tips for Writing and for Life
By Leslie Epstein

Questions & Quandaries:
Trilogies; Lead vs. Lead vs. Led; Finishing Your Novel
By Brian A. Klems

YOUR STORY:
He Plays Expert
By Cresta McGowan

STANDOUT MARKETS:
The Kenyon Review, Top Shelf Productions
By Vanessa Wieland

CONFERENCE SCENE:
Economical Events
By Linda Formichelli

WRITER'S WORKBOOK: Point of View

Understanding Differences in POV
By James V. Smith Jr.

Choosing the Best POV for Your Story
By Nancy Kress

Using Perception to Enhance Your POV
By Alicia Rasley


PLUS:
  • CONTRIBUTORS
  • EDITOR'S LETTER
  • ONLINE EXCLUSIVES
  • READER MAIL