Recently, I began subscribing to Writer’s Digest. Others had sung its praises but I hadn’t bothered until now. I had no idea what a treasure I’d been neglecting.
It is full of all sorts of writerly stuff. How- to articles for marketing. Business articles on taxes and record keeping. Interviews with authors, book reviews and so much more.
Whether you write fiction or non-fiction this is a great resource. I learned things I didn’t know I didn’t know.
In the February 2016 issue I found some fascinating things. For example, an article, Publishing Decoded by Phil Sexton shared the needed to approve the spine font not just the cover font. Because the spine is often what is displayed at bookstores. It needs to be eye-catching. Did you know publishers pay for special placement at book stores? That’s when the front cover is visible.
A writing craft article entitled The Art if Distraction by Jane K Cleland explained Red Herrings are not just found in mysteries.
It’s a mini-conference between its pages. Monthly columns introduce you to various agents and what they are looking for, author interviews, conference information and more. Not to mention, book reviews and ads relevant to writing i.e. editing services and writing courses.
I carry the magazine around in my purse so it is handy when I have a moment in a waiting room or waiting in the car. (Yes, I have a big purse.) I read during my lunchbreak at work and when I need a break from writing.
The price is worth the investment. Lots of new information with every issue. If you are serious about your writing, you really needed to add Writers Digest to your writer’s toolbox.
Have you checked out Writer’s Digest? What’s your take on it?
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