Writer's Digest Writing Kit: Everything You Need To Get Creative, Start Writing and Get Published

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Writers Digest Books
Writer's Digest Books, Aug 31, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 144 pages
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Shake the dust off that writing project you've been kicking around in your head since dawn of time. Whether you want to write fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, The Writer's Digest Writing Kit has the resources you need to get started today.

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  • 70 Solutions to Common Writing Mistakes shows you how to sidestep the gaffes that plague writers at every stage of the process. From developing good habits to shaping a raw idea to writing and editing a new piece, New York Times best-selling novelist Bob Mayer gives you the guidance you need to build momentum on any project and produce a polished final draft.

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  • The Mini Market Book helps you rev up for the submission process with 125 respected markets open to working with first-time authors. With listings geared specifically toward short story writers, novelists, personal essayists, memoirists, magazine article writers, children's authors, and poets, The Mini Market Book shows you how to tackle the world of publishing possibilities awaiting your work.

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  • 30 unique prompt cards keep you from staring down the blank page and get your creative energy flowing.

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  • 30 writing exercise cards help you take any draft to the next level by challenging you to think about every detail of your work. Plus, turn the cards over and match the images for inspirational words of wisdom from Flannery O'Connor, William Faulkner, and Virginia Woolf.
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    Contents

    INTRODUCTION
    1
    NOVEL SHORT STORY MARKETS
    6
    ROMANCE
    9
    MYSTERY
    13
    SPECULATIVE
    17
    MAINSTREAMCROSSGENRE
    22
    PERSONAL ESSAY MARKETS
    27
    RELIGIOUS MAGAZINES
    34
    CHILDRENS MARKETS
    65
    MAGAZINES
    74
    CONTESTS
    83
    POETRY MARKETS
    88
    MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
    91
    CONTESTS AND AWARDS
    101
    MARKET LISTING INDEX
    104
    GLOSSARY OF LISTING TERMS
    107

    LITERARY MAGAZINES
    38
    PARENTING MAGAZINES
    43
    MAGAZINE ARTICLE MARKETS
    47
    HOBBIES AND CRAFTS
    50
    HOME AND GARDEN
    53
    HEALTH AND FITNESS
    57
    SPORTS
    59
    WOMENS GENERAL INTEREST
    61
    FICTION GENRE DESCRIPTIONS
    115
    WORDCOUNT GUIDELINES
    121
    FORMATTING GUIDELINES
    122
    STARTING A WRITING CRITIQUE GROUP
    126
    ONEDAY WRITING RETREAT
    129
    TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR WRITERS
    132
    HELPFUL WEB SITES FOR WRITERS
    135

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