Writer's Digest September 2009 (PDF)

Writer's Digest September 2009 (PDF)

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Spotlight: GET AN AGENT

Secret Agents 2009
BY CHUCK SAMBUCHINO
Looking for an agent? Here are 24 reps looking to work with new writers.

Real Queries That Worked
COMPILED BY JESSICA STRAWSER
Agents share queries that hooked them--and insights on what made them effective.

Life After Almost
BY SCOTT HOFFMAN AND RACHEL ESTRADA RYAN
An encouraging rejection is a good sign--but where do you go from here? An aspiring novelist and the agent who almost represented her share both sides of the story.

Agency Contracts Declassified
BY HOWARD ZAHAROFF
Negotiate terms that will benefit your writing--and make your agent work for you.

Stake Out Your Publishing Contract
BY PAUL S. LEVINE
Make sure your agreement protects you--and your book.

The Future Role of Agents
BY JANE FRIEDMAN
Now you know how things work today. But what can you expect in years to come?


THE WD INTERVIEW: CORY DOCTOROW
BY CHRISTINA KATZ
Can technology bridge the gap between science fiction and social activism? Broad-reaching author Cory Doctorow says it can--and that taking risks online can reap rewards in print.

[WRITER'S WORKBOOK]

MEMOIR WRITING

5 Ways to Start Your Memoir on the Right Foot
BY STEVE ZOUSMER

Master the Memoir Basics: 5 Essentials
BY JENNA GLATZER

Enhance Your Story's Authenticity
BY PETER BRICKLEBANK

Write Personal Without Hurting Your Relationships
BY KIM SCHWORM ACOSTA

[NEW IN THIS ISSUE]

Humor: Bob, The Column
BY BOB WOODIWISS
Introducing a fresh dose of humor. First up: Bob's take on what literary agents are really looking for.

[COLUMNS/DEPARTMENTS]

InkWell
EDITED BY ZACHARY PETIT

  • The Art of Entitlement
  • Bob, The Column
  • 21st-Century Writer Tip: iGoogle Yourself
  • You Are What You Read

    Ask the Pro: Ted Weinstein, Literary Agent
    BY KARA GEBHART UHL

    First Impressions: The American Dream
    BY JORDAN E. ROSENFELD

    MFA Insider: Your Goal: Become a Better Writer
    BY JOSHUA HENKIN What can you really learn from a writing program?

    Questions & Quandaries
    BY BRIAN A. KLEMS
    Dos and don'ts, tracking book sales, and more.

    Your Story: Sugar-Free
    BY KATHERINE HOLLIEN

    Nonfiction: 7 Secrets to Service Pieces
    BY SUSAN SHAPIRO

    The Conference Scene: Write on the Sound
    BY LINDA FORMICHELLI

    Celebrating 90 Years of WD: Cult Classics

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