July 13, 2011

Beyond the Shelf - Writer's Digest

Looking for tips on writing? Head on over to Writer’s Digest. Up until a year ago I didn't even know this website. Even before browsing around for a bit, reading some of the concise articles that caught my attention, my first thought has been along the lines of it being the writer's equivalent of Reader's Digest which I remember my Dad reading when I was still a kid. While the latter never tickled my fancy, the former absolutely does.

Since 1920, Writer's Digest has chronicled the culture of the modern writer and this tradition is being continued on the website too. From essays to interviews with bestselling authors, from practical technique articles to tips and exercises on fiction, nonfiction, poetry and the business-side of writing and publishing, you'll find everything for your writer's hearts content.

Just like every issue of Writer’s Digest magazine is devoted to helping writers develop their craft and hone their publishing acumen, so is this site too. While you will inevitably get (more or less subtle) reminders at the end of every article to buy related books regarding the topic you just read about, there is plenty of information and rescources available without spending any money.

You may check out the Tip of the Day, read about 8 Basic Writing Blunders, The Anatomy of a Writer's Website or even How to be a Successful Ghostwriter.

And let's not forget you can connect with other writers on the forum as well as their blogs, and don't forget to sign up for the free weekly e-newsletter that supplies you with weekly writing prompts, contests and competitions, conference listings and online exclusive articles.

In case the articles and tips on the website aren't enough for you, you can of course subscribe to the magazine itself. And for those interested in even more info on the writing life, why not have a look at the Writer's Digest Shop?

1 comment:

  1. Thank you! I had forgotten about Writer's Digest!