October 2014 Issue
Free Writing Downloads
Workshops Starting October 2nd
Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards—Deadline Coming Soon!
Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards—Deadline Coming Soon!
Hurry—submit your short story by October 15!
Submit your best short stories in the Romance, Thriller, Young Adult, Crime, Horror or Science Fiction genres for a chance at the Popular Fiction Awards Grand Prize of $2,500 cash and a trip to the 2015 Writer’s Digest Conference!
Enter as many stories as you like in multiple genres, but all entries must be fewer than 4,000 words. Don’t delay—this could be your winning year!
Writer’s Digest Free Webinars
Our free Writer’s Digest webinars cover everything from finding a literary agent, marketing a memoir, writing a novel, to finding time to write, and more.
Missed an earlier webinar? Check out our archives below:
The secret is out … If you want to make a VERY good living as a writer, you should become a copywriter. What used to be a “closed profession” is now the … Read more
Is it possible to make a great living as a writer – and still have plenty of time for fun and hobbies? Can you write for a living and support a family, … Read more
Are you a Christian? Would you like to get paid well to write for things you’re passionate about? The demand for good writers in the Christian market has never been higher. Contrary … Read more
Build Your Author Platform Online: How to Build a Content-Rich Website that Builds a Massive Fan Base
One of the first questions a publisher asks is, “Do you have a platform?” In other words, do you have a captive audience of potential buyers? Publishers never want to start at … Read more
Want to get paid to write? The demand for good writers has never been higher, and contrary to popular belief, it’s easier than ever to find writing gigs that pay very well … Read more
This free sponsored webinar is brought to you by Speedy Publishing. Learn more about self-publishing and view the full recording below. When it comes to making more money most self-publishers have seen, … Read more
In all genres, dialogue is an essential component of successful writing—from essays and short stories to novels and memoirs. No matter how intriguing your story or characters are, dialogue that falls flat … Read more
Whether you are a huge fan of James Scott Bell’s books, or are at the point where you are writing a novel, take some time out of your day to learn more … Read more
Blogging is an essential part of today’s world. It’s a valuable tool for aspiring writers who want to attract the attention of agents & editors as well as authors whose goal is … Read more
Jeff Gerke, author of The First 50 Pages, shares free tips for writing a novel. The opening fifty pages carry a surprising amount of weight for beginning a novel correctly. You have … Read more
Are you tired of trying to squeeze in writing time between everything else you have to do? In this FREE webinar, Rochelle Melander, author of Write-A-Thon, shows you why finding time to … Read more
Paula Balzer, author of Writing & Selling Your Memoir, shares her free advice on writing in this exclusive webinar. When you think about writing your memoir, making it “marketable” might not be … Read more
For most writers, the day job—with the salary and the health insurance that often goes with it—is as much part of the writing life as our words on the page. Sure, we … Read more
When you think about writing your memoir, making it “marketable” might not be your first priority. You’re probably more focused on prose, structure and voice. While those elements are crucial, in today’s marketplace publishers are looking for writers who can deliver “the total package” – excellent writing combined with a marketable story. Read more