Writer's Digest March/April 2015 Digital Download

Writer's Digest March/April 2015 Digital Download

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Writer’s Digest, March/April 2015, Volume 95, No. 3

FEATURES: Creative Nonfiction

Straight Up Nonfiction With a Twist To sell your book in a crowded market, you’ll need to serve up something different. Try these 7 ways to take a creative approach to any nonfiction book. by Debbie Harmsen

The Market for Narrative Nonfiction Books We brought together five top literary agents to talk about the increasingly popular narrative nonfiction genre, what types of those books they see a growing demand for and, of course, what it takes for a writer to get their attention. compiled by Jessica Strawser

All About That Voice Without it, no one will listen. Here’s how to find the right voice for essays, memoirs and more. by Adair Lara

Just the Facts, Kids Children’s nonfiction books are more in demand than ever. Here’s how to combine a creative approach with solid writing and research skills to break in to the best market you may be overlooking. by Tracey Baptiste

The WD Interview: Brad Meltzer Legal thrillers, history-driven suspense, series fiction, nonfiction, comics, children’s books, even TV shows ranging from The WB to the History channel—Brad Meltzer steps deftly from one genre to the next as if he can master them all. And he just might pull it off. by Jessica Strawser

Worth Doing Well Melissa Joulwan knew that to make her Well Fed cookbook series a success, she would have to work hard, be disciplined and gather a stellar team. She did all three—and earned top honors in WD’s 22nd Annual Self-Published Book Awards. by Cris Freese

WRITER’S WORKBOOK: Mystery & Thriller

12 Sure-Fire Ways to Kill the Suspense by Steven James

Developing and Introducing the Sleuth in Your Mystery Novel by Hallie Ephron

Writing Death: The Facts of Murder by Lee Lofland

INKWELL

Choose Your Own Adventure: Authors compare their traditional and low-residency MFA program experiences. Is one right for you? by David W. Brown

Plus:

  • Poetic Asides
  • Story Booster: Know Your Antagonist
  • 5-Mintue Memoir
  • Avoiding Freelance Writing Scams
  • Furst Drafts

COLUMNS

MEET THE AGENT: Lisa Ekus, The Lisa Ekus Group by Kara Gebhart Uhl

BREAKING IN: Debut Author Spotlight by Chuck Sambuchino

FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK: Agent or Schmagent?; Readers by the Numbers by Barbara Poelle

YOUR STORY: First Things First, Contest #61

STANDOUT MARKETS: Psychology Today’s Two-Minute Memoir; Sterling Publishing; Crab Orchard Review by Cris Freese

CONFERENCE SCENE: Bear River; West Texas Writer’s Academy; Las Vegas by Don Vaughan

REJECT A HIT: Middlemarch by George Eliot spoof-rejected by Nancy Crochiere