Writer's Digest May/June 2014 Digital Download

Writer's Digest May/June 2014 Digital Download

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Writer's Digest, May/June 2014, Volume 94, No. 4

FEATURES: Writing for Kids & Teens

Sell Your Picture Book Break into this competitive and growing market with the help of writing tips and inside observations from a leading literary agent. by Lara Perkins

Middle-Grade vs. Young Adult: Making the Grade Miss your mark with your target audience and you won't be graduating to the pros. Here's how to ace the key differences between MG and YA. by Marie Lamba

Standout Series Characters for Young Readers Learn how to create a middle-grade or YA series character who goes beyond a single book and becomes a household name. by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Your Web Presence Discover 3 keys to connecting with young readers online. by Lee Wind

The WD Interview: Dave Barry With a career spanning more than four decades, Dave Barry continues to make people laugh. But when it comes to writing, he has some serious advice on what others need to do to find success. by Brian A. Klems

101 Best Websites for Writers Help us celebrate our most definitive annual list yet,a breadth of resources for scribes of all types. by Tiffany Luckey, with Laura Wooffitt

A Terrifying Triumph The winner of the 9th annual Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards spun a tale of shiver-inducing horror with “The Man in Christopher's Closet." by Cris Freese


Finding the Funny in Fiction by Elizabeth Sims

Realism & Exaggeration: Really, Truly Funny by Mel Helitzer, with Mark Shatz

Exploring the World of Steampunk by Jay Lake


Thrill ‘Em All A modern-day warrior offers six pieces of advice to help you build a plausible hero for your thriller novel. by Kimberley Howe


  • 5-Minute Memoir: Out of the Mouths of Babes
  • Questions & Quandries
  • The Journey to Success: WD's Self-Published ebook Awards
  • Ask the Authors
  • Poetic Asides: Somonka


MEET THE AGENT: Ginger Clark, Curtis Brown Ltd. by Kara Gebhart Uhl

BREAKING IN: Debut Author Spotlight by Chuck Sambuchino

FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK: The Agent's Pitch; Using Pen Names; Should Foreign Writers Americanize Their Manuscripts? by Barbara Poelle

YOUR STORY: First Things First, Contest #54 by Jane Bash

STANDOUT MARKETS: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers; Muse; The Threepenny Review by Tiffany Luckey

CONFERENCE SCENE: Jackson Hole; Port Townsend; ThrillerFest IX by Linda Formichelli

REJECT A HIT: Tess of the D'Urbervilles spoof-rejected by Laura Ruth Loomis

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