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This month on writermag.com
OUTDOOR OFFICE 2.0 • Here at The Writer, we plan to embrace the return of warm weather (and stay safe) by getting outside as much as possible this summer. Whether you’re working-from-porch or heading to a DIY writing retreat, these writerly products will help you enjoy the great outdoors no matter where your summer takes you.
The gilded cage • Research can enhance your work and stifle it, too. Here’s how to say “enough.”
2021 SUMMER BOOK PREVIEW • Here’s what to read as the weather warms.
PENCILS DOWN! • The art of not writing is a key tool for writers. Here’s how and when to use it.
THE TRUTH ABOUT PLOT • He’s an award-winning creative writing professor. She’s a world-class writing coach. Together, they help novelists and memoir writers create standout stories, discuss the benefits of plotting versus pantsing, and reveal surefire ways to avoid common pitfalls and plot fails.
REACHING READERS IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC • During COVID-19, writers discover inspiration and opportunity.
SHOW AND TELL • ‘Show, don’t tell’ is great advice…in theory. In practice, it’s not that simple. We asked six acclaimed authors for their best advice on finding the right balance between the two elements in fiction.
CONGRATS! You’ve gone viral. Now what? • A GUIDE TO SORTING THROUGH AGENT OFFERS, GETTING YOUR BOOK PROPOSAL JUST RIGHT, AND MAKING SURE YOU STILL HAVE MORE TO SAY AFTER A MILLION (OR MORE) PEOPLE READ YOUR ARTICLE.
Raising Mothers • This six-year-old journal for BIPOC parents aims “to elevate our voices, share our stories, examine our issues, represent our expansive culture, cultivate community, preserve our history, and celebrate our joy.”
Women Writing the West Conference • This three-day virtual event welcomes both emerging and established voices interested in writing about the American West.
Gigi Will Know • Have a query about craft? Need some clarification on an aspect of the publishing industry? Looking for career advice? Email your queries to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Advice Column.” We can’t wait to read your questions!