Sunday, 11 March 2018

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Read below if you're ready to meet your agent!

 

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When you imagine yourself sitting across from an agent at the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference, how do you feel? Empowered, and maybe a little fluttery with excitement? Yep, that’s the feeling! But if you're anxiously wondering if you really belong at the Pitch Slam, we want to help.

Everything at the conference—from the speakers we select to the programming we carefully curate—is designed with your success in mind. We want you to have a meaningful and positive experience, and the Pitch Slam is a big part of that. Pitching live to an agent is a dream for many attendees.

Read on for an inspiring testimonial from a WD attendee who attended the Pitch Slam. If you suspect now is the time and this is the year for you, don’t hesitate. Lock in your Pitch Slam slot and finalize your 2018 registration today.

 

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Check out how the Pitch Slam works here. If you’re ready for prime time, an agent is ready to listen.

 


 


 

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Plus, learn how to write a trilogy.

 

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Even if you're focused on writing a novel, writing short stories can be a wonderful creativity tool to help you strengthen elements of your fiction, experiment with characters and simply stay loose.   Read More...

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Nicola Yoon's poignant and timely The Sun Is Also a Star hit the New York Times bestseller list and remained there for forty weeks. Here, we talk with Yoon about her new work, seeing herself reflected on the pages of a novel, and the need for diversity in books.   Read More...

 
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Declaring that you're planning on writing a trilogy and crafting a successful one are not quite the same thing. Having just completed his own fantasy trilogy, Dan Koboldt shares what he learned in the process, book by book.    Read More...

 
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Screenwriters Michael Weber and Scott Neustadter dig into details about the development and writing behind their Oscar-nominated comedy, The Disaster Artist.   Read More...

 

 
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Citing a poem by Langston Hughes, Aaron Bauer reflects on Black History Month as an impetus to search out black authors whose poetry and prose will stick with readers long after February ends.   Read More...

 

 
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This week's "Why I Write Poetry" post comes from Daniel Ari, who writes, "The words we use have amazing stories. And the letters we write and the sounds we make are such a deep magic that even though both are as common as dirt, I have never been able to get over them."   Read More...

 
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Thou Mayest: Write a scene or story about a character who has committed a misdeed—a crime or a more minor indiscretion—and must decide whether to face the consequences and make amends for the act, or to conceal or avoid it.
Post your response (500 words or fewer) in the comments here ...

 
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Jess Zafarris is an energetic multimedia journalist with more than 7 years of experience writing and editing, and the online content director of Writer’s Digest.

 
 

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Plus, learn what authors can do about upcoming changes to Facebook.
 

 

Guide to Literary Agents 2017

 

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Finding Your Squad: 4 Benefits of Joining a Critique Group

 

Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned pro, participating in a critique group is beneficial in many ways. Here are four critical ones. Read more.

 


 


 

New Literary Agent Alert
Claire Draper is a new literary agent at InkWell Management. She’s studied Queer Diversity in Children’s Literature at New York University. Before becoming an agent, she interned at Rare Bird Lit, InkWell Management and the Children’s Book Council. Find out what she's seeking and how to submit.   Learn more and discover how to submit here.

 

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When Your Memoir Wants To Be A Novel
Upcoming Facebook updates will begin reducing the visibility of posts by publishers in order to prioritize social interaction. Learn what you can do to maintain the interaction of your Facebook audience.   Read More...

 


 

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Win cash, prizes and a trip to the Writer's Digest Conference.
   

 

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Then enter your best writing in the 87th Annual Writer's Digest Annual Writing Competition for a chance to have the spotlight shine on you!

For nearly 90 years, Writer’s Digest has recognized talented writers across all genres via its prestigious annual award, with the most recent grand prize winners representing a diverse range of categories, including Stage Play and Television/Movie Script, Children’s/Young Adult Fiction, and Mainstream/Literary and Genre Short Stories.

2018 Categories
  • Mainstream/Literary Short Story
  • Genre Short Story
  • Children’s/Young Adult Fiction
  • Memoirs/Personal Essay
  • Inspirational Writing
  • Magazine Feature Article
  • Rhyming Poetry
  • Non-rhyming Poetry
  • Script
If you're ready to to take the next step in your writing career, enter your best work in the 87th Annual Writer's Digest Annual Writing Competition today!

 

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Plus, learn how upcoming changes to Facebook will impact authors.

 

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Victoria Laurie hit the ground running with her debut novel Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye, and her career hasn’t slowed down since. She has multiple bestselling titles, and her latest novel, When, has been optioned by Warner Brothers for a TV adaptation. We talked to Laurie about writing mysteries, writing realistic psychics, and her publishing journey.   Read More...

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"Without romance novels, I wouldn’t be who I am today." Readers and writers of romance novels share the positive impact the books and the romance community have had in their lives.   Read More...

 

 
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Upcoming Facebook updates will begin reducing the visibility of posts by publishers in order to prioritize social interaction. Learn what you can do to maintain the interaction of your Facebook audience.    Read More...

 
 


 
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Carol Carpenter is a poet/writer/photographer living in rural northwest Missouri with her man and three cats. A former emergency medical technician and grocery goddess, Carpenter enjoys walking, writing, exploring and watching the birds. She also likes to travel and play with her grandson.   Read More...

 

 
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Are you considering writing a series? Here, Bette Lee Crosby offers some of the benefits and challenges of composing more than one novel in the same universe.   Read More...

 

 
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The Buried Giant, Nobel Prize-winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro’s 2015 foray into Arthurian-inspired fantasy, is not the first book you would think of as a suspenseful novel. But Jane K. Cleland's principles of building suspense with memory loss explain how the device heightens tensions in novels like this one.   Read More...

 
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A Book of Chance: Go over to your bookshelf, close your eyes, and pick up the first book you touch. Open the book to a random page, read the first full sentence on that page, and use at least one word or phrase from the sentence as the inspiration for a story or scene. Please include the original line at the beginning or end of your response.
Post your response (500 words or fewer) in the comments here ...

 
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Jess Zafarris is an energetic multimedia journalist with more than 7 years of experience writing and editing, and the online content director of Writer’s Digest.

 
 

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🍎 New York City is calling…
  

 

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The Writer's Digest Annual Conference returns to New York City this August. It’s an annual infusion of creativity, with sessions and speakers to send your confidence levels soaring. True, this conference will boost your work and your career—but it’s also the summer getaway you deserve.

Register now and get the most out of your conference experience by planning an unforgettable trip. Manhattan’s bustling streets, legendary bookstores and countless historic sites await you.

 

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Don't miss these New York City sights:
  • Central Park (Don’t miss the Literary Walk!)
  • Times Square
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Grand Central Terminal
  • Empire State Building
  • Radio City Music Hall
  • Bryant Park
  • New York Public Library
  • The Museum of Modern Art
  • & Many More!
Craving even more inspiration? Fuel your writing fire beyond the conference walls with the Big Apple’s many literary activities.

 

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The conference hotel, the Hilton New York Midtown, is just steps away from the authentic NYC experience you’ve been dreaming of, so make sure you book your discounted hotel room now, while you still can!

 


 


 

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Learn from the NYT bestselling author of more than 50 books, and creator of Easy Rawlins.
   

 

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Writer’s Digest is proud to formally announce the legendary Walter Mosley as this year’s Writer's Digest Annual Conference central keynote.

Novelist and social commentator Walter Mosley is one of the most powerful and prolific writers working in any genre today. He is the author of more than 50 books, ranging in genre from crime novels to literary fiction, nonfiction to political essays, young adult to science fiction. The New York Review of Books calls him "a literary master as well as a master of mystery," and The Boston Globe declares him “one of the nation's finest writers.”

In a career spanning multiple genres—and multiple decades—Mosley is sure to inspire you to realize your fullest potential as a writer. Join him, along with dozens of the industry’s most knowledgeable mentors and industry experts, for an expansive program covering both the craft and the business of being a writer. It all takes place this August 10–12 in New York City.

You won’t want to miss a moment of what Writer’s Digest has planned for you this year. Save your seat—and lock in your savings—when you register by register by April 17.

 


 


 

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Featuring two new chapters on choosing your path as an author and understanding the world of self-publishing, Rittenberg and Goldin dive into the business side of publishing, including:

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Whether you are just getting started or want to hone your craft, Writer’s Digest can help with proven tips on how to get and stay inspired, how to make time for writing, master essential writing techniques, and how to get published. Let us be your 2018 writing guide! Your subscription includes:

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Writing isn’t just about storytelling and submitting. Words are your tool like a hammer is to a carpenter. And that carpenter knows that a hammer can build way more than just a shed. In this 60-minute presentation, C. Hope Clark, the founder of FundsforWriters.com, assists writers to find avenues that fund a writing career – a concept Hope has been teaching writers for 18 years. Read More...
 
 



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3 science magazines for writers, new podcast, new bootcamp, and more!



 


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So it should come as no surprise that books and magazines on science have an inquisitive audience made up of professionals, hobbyists, and people who are just interested in the latest scientific breakthroughs. Here are three science magazines that work with freelance writers and pay good rates. Click to continue.
 








 
 



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Find more success with your writing in 2018 with a literary agent by taking the Agent One-on-One: Craft Query Letters and Other Submission Materials That Get Noticed boot camp. During this online event, participants will receive personalized instruction and feedback from actual literary agents to start finding more success with their queries and other submission materials. Click to continue.
 





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I'm so excited to announce the introductory episode of the Writer's Digest Podcast, hosted by Gabriela Pereira. In this first episode, Pereira discusses content creation (and why writers should embrace the term), community building, and more with Writer's Digest insiders Tyler Moss and Jess Zafarris. Click to continue.
 








 
 



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Robert Lee Brewer and Brian A. Klems share tips and funny encounters with literary agents (1:00), important advice for entering writing contests (11:30), and discuss how to approach an agent (and more) with literary agent Carly Watters (14:00). Click to continue.
 



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Enter by April 2, 2018. You could win cash, prizes and a trip to the Writer's Digest Conference.
   

 

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The decision to self-publish your book is a bold move. It can take an unfathomable amount of time, research and money—maybe even a few sleepless nights. If you’ve self-published your book, you deserve recognition. You deserve to be rewarded for your dedication.

Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published Book Awards has been recognizing self-published excellence for more than 25 years, and this time around, your book could win big.

Here’s what you could win:
  • $8,000 in cash
  • A feature article about you and your book in the March/April 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest
  • A press release from Writer’s Digest, to be sent, along with a copy of your book, to 10 different major publishing review houses
  • A paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference
  • AND more!
For the chance to earn the prestige you deserve and watch your career soar to new heights, enter Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published Book Awards.
 
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