Writer's Digest October 2018 Digital Edition

Writer's Digest October 2018 Digital Edition

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Writer’s Digest, October 2018, Volume 98, No. 7

Most writers—no matter what they write—dream of one day having a book published. For those ready to submit, the October 2018 Writer's Digest will streamline the process. It is our highly anticipated “Get an Agent” issue, which consists of our annual roundup of literary agents looking for clients now. Articles include:

FEATURES: GET AN AGENT

Search Party Our annual agent feature is back, with full profiles of 35 reps seeking new clients now. by Cris Freese

Taming the Synopsis The prospect of condensing a novel into a synopsis can intimidate even the most seasoned writers. But when approached one step at a time, this fearsome beast can become a trusted companion on your publishing journey. by Ammi-Joan Paquette

Seeking Thrills We asked 6 agents hungry for thrillers to share their thoughts on the state of the thriller genre, what’s trending and what’s in store for the future. Send them a query, while the trail is still hot. by Cris Freese

OTHER FEATURES

The WD Interview: Curtis Sittenfeld The bestsellingEligible author explains how her characters keep it “real,” and why plumbing the awkward and uncomfortable can lead to the richest social commentary.by Baihley Gentry

Grand Finale A powerful, unexpected ending will leave readers hungry for your next novel. Consider these techniques to help your story resonate long past the last page.by Jane K. Clelandp>

WRITER’S WORKBOOK: Pacing and Action

Put You Through your Pacesby Steven James

Tricks to Amp Up Scenesby Matt Bird

INKWELL

State of WonderWonderbook author Jeff VanderMeer imparts his best tips for cultivating creativity from the world around you. by Tyler Moss

PLUS:

  • Poetic Asides:Rhupunt
  • 5-Minute Memoir: Tell Me a Story
  • Caption Obvious
  • Fund Your Writing With Patreon
  • Worth a Thousand Words

COLUMNS:

Meet the Agent Caroline Eisenmann, Frances Goldin Literary Agency. by Kara Gebhart Uhl

Breaking In Debut author spotlight. by Baihley Gentry

Funny You Should Ask Inspiration for What to Write Next; Paranoia About Editor Intervention. by Barbara Poelle

Your Story “Monster on the Hill” by Warren Bridge

Take Two Playing the Waiting Game by Jeanne Veillette Bowerman

Conference Scene Colorado Gold Conference; Moonlight and Magnolias Plus: When Events Don’t Meet ExpectationsDon Vaughan

Potpourri for the Pen