Writer's Digest September 2014 Digital Download

Writer's Digest September 2014 Digital Download

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Writer’s Digest, September 2014, Volume 94, No. 6

FEATURES: The Writer’s Guide to Everything

Past Perfect Our 5-step guide to digging up details will give depth to your historical fiction. by Tyler Moss

The Facts of Fiction What real-life details do writers most commonly get wrong? Our experts set the record straight. by Jacob M. Appel, Myke Cole, Abraham Mertens & Lee Lofland

Shelf Savvy Book categorization is key to finding readers and maximizing sales. Here’s what you should know. by Elizabeth Sims

Books by Their Covers Learn how to navigate the book design process from front to back—whether you’re self-publishing or going the traditional route. by Grace Dobush

Saving Face If you find yourself in a bit of a (public) pickle, it’s what you do next that matters most. Here’s how to handle 5 common conundrums. by Debbie Swanson

The WD Interview: Bella Andre At a low point, a decision to self-publish elevated Bella Andre (who also writes as Lucy Kevin) from the traditional midlist to the top ranks of hybrid author royalty. by Rachel Randall

WRITER’S WORKBOOK: Pacing and Tension

Pacing Your Story by Jessica Page Morrell

Finding Your Story’s Engine by David Corbett

Building Microtension Into Every Scene by Donald Maass

INKWELL

Power Hours You can’t add more hours to the day, but you can supercharge those you already have. Get in gear with these timesaving, time-making tips. by Jordan E. Rosenfeld

Plus:

  • 5-Minute Memoir: A Born Writer
  • Style Booster: Antithesis
  • In Memoriam
  • Come in Through the Side
  • Poetic Asides: Triversen
  • Questions & Quandries: What is platform?

COLUMNS

MEET THE AGENT: Christina Hogrebe, Jane Rotrosen Agency by Kara Gebhart Uhl

BREAKING IN: Debut Author Spotlight by Chuck Sambuchino

FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK: Repeat Submissions; Revising for an Agent by Barbara Poelle

YOUR STORY: First Things First, Contest #56

STANDOUT MARKETS: Two Dollar Radio; The Atlantic; The Yale Review by Tiffany Luckey

CONFERENCE SCENE: LiTFUSE Poets’ Workshop; Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers; Central Coast Writers Conference by Linda Formichelli

REJECT A HIT: The Shining spoof-rejected by Diane Markarian