I read every issue of Writer's Digest from cover to cover the very same day I receive it.
Each month, the magazine has a theme and even if I'm not interested in a particular month's theme (like when it was about writing memoirs), I never walk away from the issue disappointed. Doesn't matter what you write--fiction, nonfiction, magazine, technical tomes, screenplays--you'll find something helpful, informative, and entertaining.
The theme of the February 2011 issue is "Write Better" and includes the following articles:
- How to Hook Readers With Just One Line
- 5 Essentials for an Unforgettable Plot
- The Surprising Key to Compelling Nonfiction
- Secrets for Writing Stories Kids & Teens Will Love
- Write Better
- 25 Ways to Improve Your Writing in 30 Minutes a Day
My favorite article was the 5 Essentials for an Unforgettable Plot. Author Steven James explains that you only need 5 things to create a spectacular story - and NONE of them is an outline. Music to my ears...If you subscribe to Writer's Digest's free e-letter, you'll be able to download the 12th annual Best 101 Websites for Writers. Here are some of the pages you'll find on the WD website:
- Get Published,
- Write Better (lots more articles than contained in just the Feb 2011 issue),
- Get Creative,
- Conferences and Events,
- Hot Markets (the top 100 markets for magazine and book writers),
- Online Workshops, and
- Services for Writers.
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