Writer's Digest February 2016 Download

Writer's Digest February 2016 Download

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Writer's Digest, February 2016, Volume 96, No. 2

FEATURES: Master the Business of Writing

Publishing, Decoded As an author, you are your book's best advocate. Take control of your success with these 9 questions to ask your publisher now. by Phil Sexton

Freelancing for Fun, Promo & Profit Even if you're focused on fiction or memoir, strategically freelancing on the side can build your bio, sell your book and support your passion. Here's how. by Jeff Somers

Manage Your Money Flow Whether you're freelancing full time, editing part time or self-publishing on the side, here's how to get a handle on the basic financials. by Ilise Benun

Your Guide to a Worry-Free Writing Business Freelancing, self-publishing or earning your first book royalties? Tax and legal experts address your FAQs. Compiled by Jessica Strawser

The Art of Distraction Master the use of red herrings, and you'll master suspense, too--in any genre. by Jane K. Cleland

The WD Interview: Drew Daywalt If you think a leap from horror film auteur to children's author seems unlikely, Drew Daywalt would agree. Learn how some battered crayons helped him think outside the box--and why his hit books appeal to kids and parents alike. by Tyler Moss

WRITER'S WORKBOOK: Theme

Developing Theme Scene by Scene by Martha Alderson & Jordan Rosenfeld

Enhancing Theme Through Character, Plot & Style by Jack Smith

INKWELL

Sound It Out: To find the rhythm of your narrative voice, try turning to music. by Scott Preston

Plus:

  • 5-Minute Memoir: I Met My Publisher on Twitter
  • Poetic Asides: Minute Poem
  • We Want Diverse Books
  • Find Your Tribe
  • Prompt for Your Pen
  • On the Record
  • Good Habits
  • Furst Drafts

COLUMNS

MEET THE AGENT: Jessica Alvarez, BookEnds Literary by Kara Gebhart Uhl

BREAKING IN: Debut Author Spotlight by Chuck Sambuchino

FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK: The Hows and Whys of Breaking Up With Your Agent by Barbara Poelle

YOUR STORY: Jasmine Candles

STANDOUT MARKETS: AGNI; Chicago Review Press;Pacific Standard by Cris Freese

CONFERENCE SCENE: Asheville Christian Writers; New York Pitch Conference; Pikes Peak Writers by Don Vaughan

REJECT A HIT: Gone With the Wind spoof-rejected by Faye Arcand