This week, we’re excited to announce our September/October cover reveal, five WDU courses, and more!

There’s always so much happening in the Writer’s Digest universe that even staff members have trouble keeping up. As a result, we decided to start collecting what’s on the horizon to make it easier for everyone to know what’s happening and when.

This week, we’re excited to announce our September/October cover reveal, five WDU courses, and more!


September/October Writer’s Digest Cover Reveal!

Standout Storytelling is the lifeblood of most creative writing, from short stories and poetry to novels and memoirs, and it’s the theme of our September/October 2021 issue. We’ve curated a selection of features and articles to inform and inspire writers of all types on their quest to write better and share their stories.

Click here to read more about our July/August issue.


Five Online Courses Begin This Week!

Build Your Novel Scene by Scene

We’ll walk through the entire novel-writing process together, from day one to a completed draft. To begin, we’ll think about whether or not your novel concept can sustain 200+ pages. We’ll spend time doing the important work of outlining and assessing the narrative arc of your story. We’ll think more deeply about your characters, their desires, and their motivations. Then, the bulk of these next few weeks will be spent writing your novel scene by scene by scene.

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Mastering Amazon for Authors

Mastering Amazon for Authors is the premiere online course designed to help you maximize book sales at the world’s largest retailer. This self-guided video course provides in-depth instruction for authors at every level. Learn inside secrets from Rob Eagar, a top Writer’s Digest instructor and one of the most accomplished book marketing experts in America. Rob removes the guesswork from publishing and promoting your books on Amazon.

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The Art of Storytelling 102: Showing vs. Telling

In this six-session class, you’ll learn the difference between showing and telling and when it’s good to tell instead of show, how to balance showing and telling to create memorable characters and realistic, seamless dialogue, how to enhance your story’s conflict by knowing when to show and when to tell, and more. 

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Writing the Memoir 101

The goal of this course is to teach you how to structure your stories, develop your storytelling skills, and give you the tips, techniques, and knowledge to adapt your own life stories into a chronological memoir. Learn more about the genre through Writing and Selling Your Memoir by Paula Balzer and The Truth of Memoir by Kerry Cohen.

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Writing the Science Fiction and Fantasy Novel

Do you daydream about distant worlds and mythical creatures? If so, take this six-week workshop and transform your ideas into creative science fiction and fantasy novels. You’ll discover the essential elements of fictional worlds, how to write a science fiction novel with intriguing characters and plot, and write up to 2,500 words for your science fiction or fantasy story.

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The Your Story #113 Deadline is Coming Up!

Write a short story of 650 words or fewer based on the photo prompt. You can be poignant, funny, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story. Enter by August 31, 2021.

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