Writer's Digest September 2015 Download

Writer's Digest September 2015 Download

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Writer's Digest, September 2015, Volume 95, No. 6

FEATURES: The Smart Writer's Guide to Revision

Think Like a Nonfiction Editor Ask yourself these 5 key questions in revising your article or book, and you'll nail the assignment so well you might just get another. by Debbie Harmsen

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to My Rewrite Revision is your chance to add humor and entertainment value--in any genre. Here's how to do it. by Leigh Anne Jasheway

The Great Revision Pyramid Try this layer-by-layer approach for a smoother revision and a stronger final draft. by Gabriela Pereira

Read Is My Copilot Have you reached a place where all the elements in your novel are solid, but your story is still missing that special something? Learn the secrets of revising for reader engagement. by Marie Lamba

What Real Revision Looks Like Curious about the previous lives of published novels? An award-winning author shares her before-and-afters, alongside plenty of tips for improving your own work. by Elizabeth Sims

The WD Interview: Jane Smiley With a deep well of ideas, a bright-burning sense of curiosity and a little luck, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jane Smiley has turned Let's try it! into a decades-long success story. And the best may be yet to come. by Adrienne Crezo

WRITER'S WORKBOOK: Copy Editing & Proofreading

The Editor's Tools by Steve Dunham

Catching Wrong-Word Errors by Nancy Ragno

A Primer on Tricky Punctuation by Brandon Royal

INKWELL

When Enthusiasm Trumps Experience: Sure, having a writing specialty can yield consistent work--but it can leave you feeling pigeonholed, too. Here's how to branch out and reap the rewards of a more varied writing career. by Mark Peters

Plus:

  • Top Shelf
  • In Memoriam: William Zinsser
  • 5-Minute Memoir
  • Poetic Asides: 7 Revision Filters for Poets
  • 10 Ways to Promote Your Regional Book

COLUMNS

MEET THE AGENT: Fleetwood Robbins, Waxman Leavell Literary by Kara Gebhart Uhl

BREAKING IN: Debut Author Spotlight by Chuck Sambuchino

FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK: Show, Don't Tell; Co-Author Queries by Barbara Poelle

YOUR STORY: Contest #64, First Things First

STANDOUT MARKETS: VFW; Leapfrog Press; Virginia Quarterly Review by Cris Freese

CONFERENCE SCENE: Florida Heritage Book Festival and Writers Conference; Chanticleer Authors Conference; 2015 Write Your Memoir Retreat by Don Vaughan

REJECT A HIT: The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe spoof-rejected by Rob Conery