Writer's Digest November/December 2010 (PDF)

Writer's Digest November/December 2010 (PDF)

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The Writer's Guide to the Web

The 75 Best Online Markets
Web-based publications can offer opportunities for writers of all types to reach readers worldwide—but only if you know where to look to submit. Start with our list of the top 25 magazines and 50 literary journals published exclusively online. BY VANESSA WIELAND & JENNIFER BENNER

Be an Online Critique Geek
Can a virtual critique group really be as good as meeting face to face? If you make the most of the format, it could be even better. Here's how. BY BECKY LEVINE

How to Lose Blog Traffic and Alienate Readers
On the Internet—where anything goes, but not everything works—the best strategies can come from knowing what not to do. BY MONICA BHIDE

The Price of Privacy
Writers on social networks are reaping professional benefits—but sometimes at a cost. Here's how to stay open to opportunity while keeping some doors closed to business. BY TIM BEYERS

Elements of a Successful Fiction Platform
To really make your name, you need to put it out there—and not just on the cover of your book. Here, novelists share which strategies for attracting readers work, which ones don't, and why craft is still as important as ever. BY CHRISTINA KATZ

SPECIAL WD INTERVIEW: Ken Follett & David Morrell
In an exclusive dual interview, two of the most iconic authors working today share lessons learned over lifetimes devoted to writing—and why they'll never tire of telling stories. BY JESSICA STRAWSER

Turning a Dark "Night" Into a New Day
Michael Palmer confronted a tragic event in his past and crafted the grand-prize story in the 79th Annual WD Writing Competition. PLUS: The top 10 winners from every category. BY MELISSA HILL

COLUMNS/DEPARTMENTS

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EDITED BY ZACHARY PETIT
  • Confessions of a Tweetaholic
  • Poetic Asides
  • Top Shelf
  • Flash Fiction FAQs
  • Reject a Hit
  • Bob, The Column


ASK THE PRO: April Eberhardt, Agent BY JANE FRIEDMAN

BREAKING IN: Debut Author Spotlight BY CHUCK SAMBUCHINO

MFA INSIDER: Lit Journal Submissions 101 BY MICHAEL KARDOS

QUESTIONS & QUANDARIES: Peeking at Peaks; "All Rights"; Graduation Grammar BY BRIAN A. KLEMS

YOUR STORY: Yellowed Kodachrome BY STEPHEN BOOK

STANDOUT MARKETS: Chronicle Books, Children's Division; Plain Spoke BY VANESSA WIELAND

CONFERENCE SCENE: Young at Heart BY LINDA FORMICHELLI

WRITER'S WORKBOOK: Focus on Dialogue

MASTER THESE SEVEN TOOLS FOR TALK BY JAMES SCOTT BELL

WEAVE ACTION, NARRATIVE AND DIALOGUE BY GLORIA KEMPTON

AMP UP DIALOGUE WITH EMOTIONAL BEATS BY TODD A. STONE


PLUS:
  • CONTRIBUTORS
  • EDITOR'S LETTER
  • ONLINE EXCLUSIVES
  • READER MAIL