The Writer's Digest Guide to Magazine Article Writing

A Practical Guide to Selling Your Pitches, Crafting Strong Articles, and Earning More Bylines

Author: Kerrie Flanagan

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440351242

Category:

Page: 232

View: 7012

Your Essential Reference for Writing for Magazines! In The Writer's Digest Guide to Magazine Article Writing, accomplished freelance writer, author, and instructor Kerrie Flanagan demystifies the idea that writing for magazines is a difficult process meant only for those with journalism degrees. Drawing from her 20 years as a freelance writer and instructor, Flanagan takes you step-by-step through the entire process, sharing her knowledge and experiences in a friendly, conversational way. With more than a dozen sample articles, expert advice from magazine editors and successful freelance writers, practical tips on researching potential publications and instructions on crafting compelling query letters, you'll find the tools needed to write and publish magazine articles. In this book you'll learn how to: Find and target ideas for the right magazine. Develop effective query letters to catch the attention of editors and land more assignments. Organize your writing life using the checklists and tools throughout the book. Understand and negotiate contracts. Write and sell personal essays to consumer, niche and trade magazines. Whether your goal is to get your first byline or make the switch from part-time freelancer to full-time writer, The Writer's Digest Guide to Magazine Article Writing is your go-to resource for writing success.

The Writer's Digest Guide to Good Writing

Author: Thomas Clark

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9780898798074

Category: Reference

Page: 338

View: 4712

Essays, selected from the first seventy-five years of Writer's Digest magazine, cover style, genre, dialogue, plot, research, organization, and endings

The Writer's Digest Guide To Query Letters

Author: Wendy Burt-Thomas

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582975665

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 1406

Make That Crucial, Positive First Impression Anyone who's researched the marketplace knows: The path to publication begins with your query letter. If your query is weak, unfocused, or uninspired, an editor or agent won't even bother to request your article, novel manuscript, or nonfiction book proposal. But a well-crafted, compelling query sent to the right editor or agent is an essential sales tool for fiction writers and the most effective way for nonfiction writers to pre-sell your idea. In this book, professional freelance writer and magazine editor Wendy Burt-Thomas shares practical advice on how to craft persuasive letters that connect with editors and agents and ultimately generate sales for you. You'll learn how to: Conduct targeted research to find suitable editors and agents Hook an editor with a tantalizing lead and shape a summary that compels editors to buy Select the strongest slant for your book or article Use research and interview shortcuts that keep your query prep profitable Make your query rejection-proof by weeding out subtle mistakes that can sabotage your project Communicate your author platform and sell yourself as the best writer for the subject Complete with dozens of sample queries–some that landed article assignments, agents, or book deals, and others that never stood a chance–this book offers you a comprehensive strategy for presenting your writing ideas in a way that will increase your chances of publication. Though the title may lead some to believe it's strictly to be shelved as a reference manual, The Writer's Digest Guide to Query Letters is a smooth read from cover to cover.

The Complete Guide to Article Writing

How to Write Successful Articles for Online and Print Markets

Author: Naveed Saleh

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599637341

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 2890

Offers guidance on successfully writing articles for different markets, covering such topics as style, structure, researching, interviewing, ethics, composing query letters, and pitching ideas.

Writer's Digest Handbook of Magazine Article Writing

Author: Jean M. Fredette

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9780898794083

Category: Reference

Page: 246

View: 5673

Essays cover article topics, research, querry letters, interviews and revision, and tell how to write and sell different kinds of magazine articles

Writer's Digest handbook of magazine article writing

Author: Michelle Ruberg,Writer's Digest Books (Firm)

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 7360

Writer's Digest University

Everything You Need to Write and Sell Your Work

Author: Editors of Writer's Digest

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599631370

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

View: 2086

Everything You need to Write and Sell Your Work &break;&break;This is the ultimate crash course in writing and publishing! Inside you'll find comprehensive instruction, up-to-date market listings, a CD featuring recorded live webinars with industry professionals, an all-access pass to WritersMarket.com, and more. Writer's Digest University is the perfect resource for you, no matter your experience level. &break;&break;This one-stop resource contains: &break;&break; Quick and comprehensive answers to common questions including: "How do I write a successful novel?" and "How do I know if self-publishing is right for me?"&break; Instruction and examples for formatting and submitting fiction, nonfiction, articles, children's writing, scripts, and verse.&break; Advanced instruction on business-related issues like marketing and publicity, using social media, freelancing for corporations, keeping finances in order, and setting the right price for your work.&break; A detailed look at what agents want and how to get one that best fits your needs.&break; Market listings for publishers and agents open to unsolicited work and new writers, contests and awards, and conferences and workshops.&break; A CD with recordings of 4 popular WD webinars: How Do I Get My Book Published?, How to Land a Literary Agent, How Writers Can Succeed in the Future of Digital Publishing, and Freelance Basics. &break; A scratch-off code that gives you a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com and a 20% discount on the Writer'sDigestUniversity.com course of your choice. &break;&break;Get started now with everything you need to build a thriving writing career. Whether you're starting from scratch or have a bit of experience, you'll find the tools you need for success.

You May See a Stranger

Stories

Author: Paula Whyman

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810133547

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2481

Miranda Weber is a hot mess. In Paula Whyman’s debut collection of stories, we find her hoarding duct tape to ward off terrorists, stumbling into a drug run with a crackhead, and—frequently—enduring the bad behavior of men. A drivers’ education class pulsing with racial tension is the unexpected context of her sexual awakening. As she comes of age, and in the three decades that follow, the potential for violence always hovers nearby. She’s haunted by the fate of her disabled sister and—thanks to the crack cocaine epidemic of the ’80s, the wars in the Middle East, and sniper attacks—the threat of crime and terror in her hometown of Washington, D.C. Miranda can be lascivious, sardonic, and maddeningly self-destructive, but, no matter what befalls her, she never loses her sharp wit or powers of observation, which illuminate both her own life and her strange, unsettling times.

The Writer's Digest Guide to Manuscript Formats

Author: Dian Dincin Buchman,Seli Groves

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9780898792935

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

View: 2209

Explains how to prepare a manuscript for submission, and shows sample proposals, query letters, curriculum vitae, title pages, tables of contents, forewords, glossaries, articles, and screenplays

Writer's Market 2018

The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published

Author: Robert Lee Brewer

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440352638

Category: Authorship

Page: 896

View: 4226

The most trusted guide to getting published! Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let Writer's Market 2018 guide you with thousands of publishing opportunities--including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents. These listings feature contact and submission information so you can get started right away. Beyond the listings, you'll find all-new material devoted to the business and promotion of writing. Discover the secrets to writing better queries and selling more articles, tips to earn money from blogging, and how to develop a standout author brand. Plus, you'll learn how to create an effective e-mail newsletter, improve organization, and build a solid foundation for long-term writing success. This edition includes the ever-popular pay-rate chart and book publisher subject index. You'll also gain access to: Lists of professional writing organizations Sample query letters A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook, featuring the 100 Best Markets: WritersDigest.com/WritersDigest-Yearbook-17. Includes exclusive access to the webinar "Funding Your Writing Career" from C. Hope Clark, founder of FundsForWriters.com and author of The Edisto Island Mysteries.

A Writer's Guide to Nonfiction

Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399528675

Category: Reference

Page: 225

View: 4454

Discusses the art and craft of writing essays, memoirs, how-to guides, travel, technical reports, feature articles, recipes, and other genres, and provides tips on the business side of writing, target audiences, and marketing.

The Writer's Digest Handbook of Novel Writing

Author: N.A

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9780898798319

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

View: 677

Covers tone, plot, characterization, dialogue, point of view, pacing, research, revision, agents, manuscript submission, book contracts, and copyediting

The Writer's Guide to Wattpad

The Comprehensive Guide to Building and Sustaining a Successful Career

Author: Benjamin Sobieck

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440352935

Category:

Page: 256

View: 410

Engage with the Next Generation of Writers! Wattpad is an online storytelling community where users can post their writing, such as articles, stories, novels, fan fiction, and poems. This platform offers writers the chance to connect directly with readers, fans, and story enthusiasts. With the ability to release stories and chapters one at a time, authors can receive continual encouragement and real-time feedback on their work. The Wattpad staff supports successful writers through their Stars program, which provides them opportunities to work with successful brands, publish to print, connect to film and television industries, and more. The potential of Wattpad for writers is limitless, and, for the first-time ever, the staff, writers, and stars of Wattpad have created the guide to help you launch and sustain a successful writing career through this platform. In The Writer's Guide to Wattpad, you'll learn how to: Get started using Wattpad, prepare your writing to be published, and develop a unique cover design. Interact with readers, use multimedia to enhance and tell stories, and leverage social media to create a stronger platform. Attract the attention of an agent or publisher and sell copies of your work elsewhere. Tap into the brand of Wattpad to understand their Stars Program, brand campaigns, and what success looks like. Written to be accessible to beginners and veterans alike, The Writer's Guide to Wattpad is your essential companion to navigating the Wattpad platform and brand, and leveraging your writing to millions of users worldwide.

Almost Missed You

A Novel

Author: Jessica Strawser

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250107628

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8754

"Almost Missed You is a skillful, insightful debut: a deft exploration of the mysteries of marriage, the price we pay for our secrets, and just how easy it is to make the worst choices imaginable." —Chris Bohjalian, New York Times bestselling author of The Sandcastle Girls and Midwives "Almost Missed You is an emotional powerhouse of a novel." —Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of A Sudden Light and The Art of Racing in the Rain "In Almost Missed You, debut author Jessica Strawser meticulously weaves together a kidnapped child, friends in turmoil, and a Craigslist ad into a tangled web of secrets, lies, and unexpected alliances. This heart-breaking page-turner will make you question how well you really know everyone you hold dear." — Amy Sue Nathan, author of The Glass Wives "Jessica Strawser has expertly woven a tale of a marriage in crisis with elements of daring, danger, mystery, and secrets that will surprise and delight you...Glorious!" — Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of All the Stars in the Heavens "Jessica Strawser writes from the heart." —New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline "Almost Missed You is compelling fiction from a brave new voice." —Bestselling author Sophie Littlefield Violet and Finn were “meant to be,” said everyone, always. They ended up together by the hands of fate aligning things just so. Three years into their marriage, they have a wonderful little boy, and as the three of them embark on their first vacation as a family, Violet can’t help thinking that she can’t believe her luck. Life is good. So no one is more surprised than she when Finn leaves her at the beach—just packs up the hotel room and disappears. And takes their son with him. Violet is suddenly in her own worst nightmare, and faced with the knowledge that the man she’s shared her life with, she never really knew at all. Caitlin and Finn have been best friends since way back when, but when Finn shows up on Caitlin’s doorstep with the son he’s wanted for kidnapping, demands that she hide them from the authorities, and threatens to reveal a secret that could destroy her own family if she doesn’t, Caitlin faces an impossible choice. As the suspenseful events unfold through alternating viewpoints of Violet, Finn and Caitlin, Jessica Strawser's Almost Missed You is a page turning story of a mother’s love, a husband’s betrayal, connections that maybe should have been missed, secrets that perhaps shouldn’t have been kept, and spaces between what’s meant to be and what might have been.

Writer's Market

The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published

Author: Robert Lee Brewer

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440352645

Category: Authorship

Page: 896

View: 987

"Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let [this book] guide you with thousands of publishing opportunities-- including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents. These listings feature contact and submission information so you can get started right away"--

Writer for Hire

101 Secrets to Freelance Success

Author: Kelly James Enger

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599635491

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 3733

Awarded the "Outstanding Book Award" in the service/self-help category for 2013 from the ASJA (The American Society of Journalists and Authors)! There's no shortage of books on crafting book proposals, writing novels, overcoming writer's block, and getting in touch with one's muse. But what about a book for writers who simply want to earn a regular paycheck? Writer for Hire is just the wisdom full- and part-time freelancers need. Author Kelly James-Enger details: 101 secrets to success, organized into five overarching strategies. You'll be able to implement what you learn immediately. Invaluable advice on managing deadlines, querying effectively, working with clients, handling taxes, invoices, and more. Strategies for getting more writing gigs, including networking (in-person and online), establishing yourself as an expert, working more efficiently under tight deadlines, and handling rejection with confidence James-Enger looks at the "whole freelancer," addressing both the craft and business of freelancing.

A Writer's Guide to Characterization

Archetypes, Heroic Journeys, and Other Elements of Dynamic Character Development

Author: Victoria Lynn Schmidt

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599635576

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

View: 3503

Develop compelling character arcs using the power of myth! In the best novels, characters undergo dramatic changes that keep readers turning pages. A Writer's Guide to Characterization shows you how to develop such meaningful character arcs in your own work--stories of transformation that will resonate with readers long after the story ends. In this comprehensive guide, author Victoria Lynn Schmidt examines cross-cultural archetypes to illustrate how they can make your work more powerful and compelling. Plus, you'll learn how to draw from Jungian psychology to add complexity and believability to your characters. Schmidt also provides: 40 lessons on character development (with examples from well-known films and novels) that you can apply to your own work Questionnaires and exercises to help you select male and female archetypes and adapt them to your story 15 classic animal archetypes (including the coyote, snake, tiger, and butterfly) you can use to build convincing character profiles With A Writer's Guide to Characterization, you'll have the information you need to infuse the development of your characters with drama and authenticity.

All Different Kinds Of Free

Author: Jessica McCann

Publisher: BelleBooks

ISBN: 1611940265

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

View: 373

A free woman of color in the 1830s, Margaret Morgan lived a life full of promise. One frigid night in Pennsylvania, that changed forever. They tore her family apart. They put her in chains. They never expected her to fight back. In 1837, Margaret Morgan was kidnapped from her home in Pennsylvania and sold into slavery. The state of Pennsylvania charged her kidnapper with the crime, but the conviction was later overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. It was the first time a major branch of the federal government had made a pro-slavery stand, and the ruling in Prigg v. Pennsylvania sewed the bitter seeds of the states' rights battle that eventually would lead to the Civil War. Yet, the heart of this story is not a historic Supreme Court ruling. It is the remarkable, unforgettable Margaret Morgan. Her life would never be the same. Her family had been torn apart. Uncaring forces abused her body and her heart. But she refused to give up, refused to stop fighting, refused to allow her soul to be enslaved. Jessica McCann's work as an award-winning journalist has been published in Business Week, The Writer, and many other publications. ALL DIFFERENT KINDS OF FREE is her first novel. Learn more about McCann online at www.jessicamccann.com.

Essential Guide to Freelance Writing

How to Write, Work, and Thrive on Your Own Terms

Author: Zachary Petit

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599639055

Category: Reference

Page: 234

View: 1258

"So you want to be a freelance writer. Great! But now you're faced with a laundry list of questions: Should I freelance full time or part time? Should I write for magazines, newspapers, or online markets? How do I dream up the perfect article idea, and how do I pitch it successfully? How do I negotiate contracts, foster relationships with editors, and start getting steady work while avoiding financial panic attacks and unpleasant ulcers? The Essential Guide to Freelance Writing won't just show you how to survive your freelancing writing career--it will teach you how to truly thrive"--

How to Write Irresistible Query Letters

Author: Lisa Collier Cool

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582971551

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 148

View: 8872

Original publication and copyright date: 1987.