Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May Issue of Writer's Digest just came!!!

I knew I had been waiting an awful long time for my Writer's Digest. I thought it should have come sooner than this, but I got it today.

I'm gonna do a spoiler, so if you haven't gotten yours yet . . . look away. Or read on (:

It has 101 BEST WEBSITES FOR WRITERS, in this one, and I always look forward to see what they have in there. This year it's a pretty good one. They've begun separating them into categories like this year "Writing Advice" is there with Grammar Blog, and Predators & Editors. There's General Resources, Online Writing Communities--a number of these I know about or have been on. Agents, Publishing/Marketing Resources, and so on.

Usually I thumb through this magazine to see what there is inside before I actually do any in-depth reading. The WORKBOOK is what I hit first.

Ladies and gentlemen, writers of every genre should get something out of this section of WD. This one has Genre Fiction--4 story structures for Sci-fi, Fantasy & More.

There is also 5 Tips for Creating Characters for Kids--Hey, there you go, for those of you who are working on children's books.

Ooo, Here is one I'd read: 3 Techniques for Crafting Your Villain! And they've got a worksheet here. I'm sure they have one on-line, but my computer has been shuffling things, and deleting some things, so I haven't had anything from them lately. I may have to go and re-sign up.

Well, that's my post for today.

Happy writing!


  1. Thanks for the encouragement, Lorelei. I was published in February, and with all of the PR, I have not been paying that much attention to the magazine. I received my May issue the other day and simnply tossed it a top the pile with the others. Thanks to you, I will go back and give it a thumb through. Thanks.

  2. Alight!!!
    Hopefully we all will want to go flip open the pages.

    And I know what it is to be busy with things. Drivng a bus 7 hours a day and trying to write and do this blog is time consuming. I've just created a link to a new blog I've started, if any one wants to go to it. It's called Lorelei's Archives, but I've just begun it so give me a chance to get someting more on it.

  3. Thanks so much for your kind mention of our May/June issue! Happy reading. :)

    Jessica Strawser
    Editor, Writer's Digest

  4. Hey, you are welcomed!

    I took it with me today and poured over it whenever I had a chance.

    Good stuff.

  5. Hey, my name is Kathryn. We met at the University Bookstore. I know you gave me your email, but I managed to leave it at work, so I searched out your blog instead.

    My email is awesomesauce.simmons@gmail.com my blog is http://katethegreat.blogsome.com/ and anything I've posted online, fiction wise, is at http://www.fictionpress.com/u/666160/

    Email me.


  6. Hey, thank you Kate for stopping by, dropping a line and becoming a follower.

    I'll check things out at your blog, and fiction on line {:


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