Writer's Digest November/December 2015 Download

Writer's Digest November/December 2015 Download

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Writer’s Digest, November/December 2015, Volume 95, No. 8

FEATURES: It’s Never Too Late!

Make a New Commitment to Your Writing Whether you have yet to pop the question or it’s time to renew your vows, try this 10-step plan to keep your love alive. by Elizabeth Sims

Give Yourself Permission to Become a Writer by Michelle Hauser

Finally Write That Book No more excuses. Here’s a road map for making it to The End—at any age. by Amy Sue Nathan

Switch Career Paths or Genres by Stephanie Stokes Oliver

Resurrect a Forgotten Manuscript Sometimes timing really is everything. Here’s why—and how—the key to moving ahead with your writing might just be to look behind you. by Stuart Horwitz

Create the Writing Community You’ve Always Wanted by Orly Konig-Lopez

Become Your Own Boss Thinking of making the transition to full-time freelancing? Here’s how to lay the groundwork for success. by Jane Friedman

Bring Diversity to Publishing—and to Your Bookshelf A pioneering author’s perspective on why publishers have a responsibility to diversify—and what we can all do to contribute to the change we want to see in the world. by Elizabeth Nunez

Risk Factors The winner of WD’s 84th Annual Writing Competition demonstrates it’s never too late to go all-in—and come out on top. Plus: All 100 winners across 10 categories. by Chelsea Henshey

The WD Interview: David Baldacci The fact of this former lawyer’s case are these: More than 110 million books in print. Three new titles out this year alone. Multiple film and TV deals in the works. A family literacy foundation. And perhaps best of all? His motives are pure. by Jessica Strawser

WRITER’S WORKBOOK: Magazine Writing

Landing Your First Byline by Kerrie Flanagan

Crafting a Strong Feature Article by Naveed Saleh

Working with Magazine Editors by Zachary Petit

INKWELL

Strictly Business: Bestselling suspense author Robert Dugoni discusses his reborn career—and how Amazon Publishing differs from the Big Five. by Justin Cockrell

Plus:

  • 5-Minute Memoir: The One Story I Can’t Write
  • Poetic Asides
  • Top Shelf
  • Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy
  • In Memoriam
  • Furst Drafts

COLUMNS

MEET THE AGENT: Jud Laghi, The Jud Laghi Agency by Kara Gebhart Uhl

BREAKING IN: Debut Author Spotlight by Chuck Sambuchino

FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK: Seeking Feedback on Your Work; Persevering Through Rejection by Barbara Poelle

YOUR STORY: A Mother’s Confession by Mindy Halleck

STANDOUT MARKETS: Kensington Publishing Corp.; American Baby; Gulf Coast by Cris Freese

CONFERENCE SCENE: San Francisco Writers; U.S. Poets in Mexico; Winter Poetry & Prose by Don Vaughan

REJECT A HIT: Winnie-the-Pooh spoof-rejected by Hester Young