Writer's Digest May/June 2016 Digital Edition

Writer's Digest May/June 2016 Digital Edition

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Writer’s Digest, May/June 2016, Volume 96, No. 4

FEATURES: The Web Issue

Blog Your Way to Success Whether you’re launching a new blog or setting out to grow an existing one, follow these 8 simple steps to see results—in your readership, your platform and your profitability. by Robert Lee Brewer

Best Practices for Twitter & Facebook by Tee Morris & Pip Ballantine

List FactorsFast Your email list can be your single most valuable marketing tool. Learn the hows and whys of building and growing your own roster—and putting it to work for you. by Gabriela Pereira

101 Best Websites for Writers by Baihley Grandison, with Natalie Coleman

The WD Interview: Rainbow Rowell Whether depicting the lives of teens or adults, Rainbow Rowell’s novels appeal to widespread readers thanks to her authentic representations of love. by Tyler Moss

A Spellbinding Finish The winner of the 11th Annual Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards channeled her passion for reading horror into a spine-tingler of her own. Plus: A complete list of the winners in all 6 categories. by Chelsea Henshey

WRITER’S WORKBOOK: Plotting vs. Pantsing

Plantsing: The Art of Plotting And Pantsing by Jeff Somers

Secrets to Success with Both Approaches by Paula Munier

INKWELL

Zen and the Art of Writing: How meditation may help motivation, productivity and more. by Teri Brown

Plus:

  • 5-Minute Memoir: Snoopy & Me & the King of Burundi
  • Poetic Asides
  • Inspiration: The Others
  • In Memoriam: Harper Lee
  • 3rd Annual Self-Published ebook Awards
  • Why Perfection Is Imperfect

COLUMNS

MEET THE AGENT: Emma Patterson, Brandt & Hochman by Kara Gebhart Uhl

BREAKING IN: Debut Author Spotlight by Chuck Sambuchino

FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK: Rejection Translations; Protecting the Guilty; A Unique Question by Barbara Poelle

YOUR STORY: About a Boy

STANDOUT MARKETS: Polis Books; One Story; Saveur by Cris Freese

CONFERENCE SCENE: Colgate; Oregon Coast Children’s Book Writers; Windsor International by Don Vaughan

PLATFORMS OF YORE: Agatha Christie