Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Writers Digest newsletters

Here are the latest Writers Digest newsletters for my followers to peruse:

Plan and craft your novel's premise


Writer's Digest University

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Writers often look upon outlines with fear and trembling. But when properly understood and correctly used, the outline is one of the most powerful weapons in a writer's arsenal.

With the help of the book Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success by K.M. Weiland, you will learn how to write an outline, including what type of outline is right for you, brainstorm plot ideas, and discover your characters.

What you'll learn
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The common misconceptions of outlining
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The benefits of outlining
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How to create, format, and use an outline to write a novel
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How to structure your novel’s scenes

Who should attend
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First-time novelists who have never created a novel outline before
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Fiction writers who want to know what type of outline works best for their individual style
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Beginner writers who are interested in using an outline to develop their plotlines, characters, or overall story

Testimonials
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"This is an excellent class for understanding the fundamentals of outlining a novel." -DY
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"This course was awesome and i would definitely recommend it. It really helped me with getting a clear focus with my book" -CT
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"Liz has been a terrific instructor, honest and supportive. Her comments on the developing outline for my novel were valuable and concrete" -TS

Thursda,y September 27 - Decemebr 20, 2018

$399.99


Instructor: Elizabeth Huergo
Elizabeth's essays and short stories have appeared in Poets & Writers Magazine, Bloom, Large-Hearted Boy, Choice Magazine, Natural Bridge, and Gravity Dancers. Since receiving her graduate degrees in English from Brown University, she has taught at a number of colleges and universities in Rhode Island, Maryland, and Virginia.

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Professional feedback on what works and what doesn't


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Detailed Notes to Improve Your Writing

Do you want to become a professional writer? A 2nd Draft Short Story Critique is one of the best ways to improve your short story and take your writing to the next level. In order to take advantage of this popular writing critique service, you must have a 5-30 page short story ready for review.

Wondering what exactly a 2nd Draft Short Story Critique entails? After reading your submission, a professional critique editor will provide you with specific, detailed feedback and recommendations. They will comment on your story's plot, subplots, characterization, dialogue, setting, and story arc. Plus, they will evaluate if your story fits the market and audience you're targeting, and point out (but not correct) any consistent issues your story may have with grammar, mechanics, spelling or style. Not all critique editors prepare their comments the same way or use track changes. Some reviewers provide the critique as a summary.

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Read about our special character track at WDNWC!


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Ernest Hemingway said, “When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.”

Your characters are at the heart of your story—they move the plot, they elicit emotion, they become people you care about. These individuals you write about, they deserve all of your attention, your detail and your craft.

So, if you’re interested in improving your character development, be sure to attend next month’s Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference in Pasadena! Besides building better characters, you’ll hear keynotes from bestselling authors, create your own schedule and connect with other authors to form your very own writing tribe!

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Read Like a Writer
Mark Spencer

To become a good writer, you first have to be a great reader. The best way to do that? Reading closely, analytically. What has a successful writer done to make a novel compelling? Why does the reader care so much about the characters and plot? Audience members will learn how close reading teaches them effective methods of evoking life-like characters, vivid settings, riveting action and more.

Finding the Emotional Heartbeat of Your Characters
Désirée Zamorano

Readers want characters that live long after they’ve closed the book—characters that linger in their minds and hearts. This session is designed to help you create depth and emotional resonance within your writing. Learn to study the people around you for inspiration, and how to add layers of identity and complexity.

A Recipe for Disaster: The Four High Stakes Elements Every Character Needs
Jordan Rosenfeld

This workshop addresses the four key elements that keep tension and stakes high in any story. You’ll learn how to wield these in your plot, your scenes, and within your character.

Beyond character development, our other tracks include inspiration and idea generation to help you get started or work through the sticky parts of your novel; specific genre sessions that cover romance, science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, and more; and the business of writing to help you understand the process after your novel is ready for readers.

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Plus, discover key productivity tips.


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This happened a few weeks ago. I just finished a short story. Months of work. I can't tell you how many drafts I've been through. Finally sent it to one of my favorite publishers. And they rejected me. Again.

But... you know what? I'm counting this as a major victory for my writing career. Let me tell you why:

How to Never Become a Failed Writer

Do you know the difference between a great writer and a "true failure?" Great writers know this: Failure is not an option. It is a necessity.

Most new writers (and a surprising amount of professional writers) give up when they hit that critical mass of "one failure too many."

It comes in many forms:
  • Not finding the time to write
  • Always starting “the next new thing” (and not finishing anything)
  • Spending hundreds of hours on a manuscript, only to get it rejected seventeen times in a row.


I invite you to walk through the fabled halls of Great Writerdom. See how the floors are littered with their old rejections. For some of the world's bestselling authors, these rejections were a point of pride -- Stephen King even pins them to his walls.

Failure is Not Permanent...

... Unless you choose to give up permanently. What does a true writing failure look like? Someone who has given up on writing their dream novel. Or someone who quit writing because they decided it wasn't worth the long, winding path, potholed with failures.

Great writers understand that failures are the fires in which they forge their craft. Failure is the fastest -- and in many cases, the only -- way to grow.

5 WAYS TO FAIL SMARTER AT YOUR WRITING

1. Which Failure Hurts You the Most?

This is the failure I want you to think about right now. The rest of these strategies will help you get more out of your failures. So... what is crushing your writing muse right now:
  • Can't find the time to write?
  • Can't focus when you sit down to write?
  • Can't get over the latest impersonal rejection for your short story?


2. Bask in Your Failures.

Don't hide it. Don't swallow it whole and try to pretend you don't feel pain over your failures. Emotions are the writer's most powerful tools. Feel them. Use them.

At best, you will remember this feeling, and your drive to succeed will improve. At worst, you'll have something new to write about.
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"I think it's always, always good advice to think about what you can do, and what you know a lot about, and go from there -- rather than trying to write something that is like that one book on the bestseller list last year, or that got turned into a movie, or that your friend wrote." Following the release of her hit book, VOX, linguist-turned-author Christina Dalcher shares insight into the power of words spoken, written and suppressed.   Read More...


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We had the pleasure of talking with Tobias S. Buckell ahead of his keynote at indieLAB (September 29-30 in Cincinnati). Read on to discover his thoughts on what it takes to write powerful sci-fi, the process of writing with a co-author, and what's next for his career.   Read More...



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Memoir structure is as crucial as structure in fiction and no good memoir will be able to stand tall without it. Several ingredients can be used to create a structure that works for your book.   Read More...

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From time to time, Robert Lee Brewer features guest posts on his Poetic Asides blog, and this post shares six ways to improve writing productivity from Crystal Stone. Robert's personal favorite tip is to take notes everywhere, which is why he's always got pen and paper on hand (just in case).   Read More...


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In this episode of the Writer's Digest Podcast, we talk with author and Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month Grant Faulkner, who shares an inside look at the NaNoWriMo writing challenge and discusses how to overcome some of the main obstacles to creativity, techniques to help you prepare to write your novel, and how to keep your creative momentum up every month of the year.   Read More...

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A Roll of the Dice: Roll two six-sided die. Whatever number comes up, write down the first word you can think of with that many letters. Repeat six times. Incorporate these six words into a story or scene and see where it takes you.
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 8 years of experience writing and editing, and the content director of Writer's Digest.



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Build a sustainable writing career with insights from successful authors.


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We’re excited to welcome you to our hometown of Cincinnati next weekend at indieLAB—our conference curated especially for entrepreneurial authors who want to develop a sustainable publishing strategy, build a platform, grow an audience and get paid for their work.

Our intensive two-day program features successful authors and industry experts who will teach you about the many paths to publishing success, strategies to reach new readers, and tactics to make money with your writing beyond book sales.

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Claim Your Instant Free Gift!


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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. Your subscription includes:
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Don't be afraid of marketing your book


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Most writers’ love of storytelling does not easily translate to marketing those stories once they are published. Unfortunately, authors are increasingly responsible for their own marketing, a task most writers find boring, irritating, depressing, and often fruitless. In this live webinar, William Kenower turns marketing on its head so that authors can take the skills and passion they have for writing and learn how to apply them to marketing. This is not a how-to-market workshop. Instead, it is a how to enjoy marketing workshop. Once you enjoy it, once you stop being afraid of it, you’ll learn how to market your book the same way you learned how to write it.

What you'll learn
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How to get over your fear of pitching and writing query letters
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How to use your love of your story to find its best marketing strategy
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Why making yourself use Facebook or Twitter never works
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How to talk about your stories to strangers

September 27, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. EDT

$79.99


Instructor: William Kenower
William Kenower is the author of Fearless Writing: How to Create Boldly and Write With Confidence, and Write Within Yourself: An Author’s Companion, the Editor-in-Chief of Author magazine, and a sought-after speaker and teacher. In addition to his books he’s been published in The New York Times, Edible Seattle, Parent Map, Tifferet Journal, and has been a featured blogger for the Huffington Post.





Learn what your work is missing


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Before you submit your manuscript to an agent, editor, or competition, get professional feedback from 2nd Draft Critique Services. These critique services give a high-level review of your writing, pointing out reasons your work may be getting rejected, or may not meet the standards of traditional publication.

After an evaluation of your submission, one of the professional 2nd Draft critiquers will provide feedback and advice. You’ll not only learn what’s working in your writing, but what’s not, and—most important—how to fix it.

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If you have at least 50 consecutive pages of your manuscript written and are looking for not only professional feedback but also a two-page synopsis for your manuscript, this critique service is perfect for you.



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After reading your submission, a professional critique editor will provide you with specific, detailed feedback and recommendations. They will comment on your story's plot, characterization, dialogue, setting, and story arc.



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You'll love this Plot Critique Service if you're looking for a professional critique of your plot. Learn your plots strengths and weaknesses while gaining a clear idea of how to revise your plot to ensure the most compelling story business.





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Our 2nd Draft Critique editors will evaluate your one-page query letter and provide the advice and feedback you need to improve your query letter.






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Become a client agent

Get smarter about publishing and build a sustainable writing career


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indieLAB is a first-of-its-kind live event for entrepreneurial authors, freelance writers and independent publishers seeking to develop a publishing strategy, build a platform, grow an audience and get paid for their work.

The program zeroes in on the business side of publishing, led by a mix of industry industry insiders and savvy outsiders who will help you define and navigate a successful career path on your own terms.
  • Get the most out of trade and self-publishing opportunities
  • Build platforms that drive book sales and other revenue streams
  • Monetize your writing skills beyond book sales
If you’re ready to take your writing career seriously, reserve your spot by August 28 and save $50.

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