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This month on writermag.com
WHAT AN APPLE TREE TAUGHT ME ABOUT EDITING
Write to order • Can a formula produce great writing?
FINISHING OUR BOOKS IN 10 DAYS – OR ELSE • HAVE AN UNFINISHED MANUSCRIPT, A WRITING FRIEND, AND A SMALL CHUNK OF FREE TIME ON THE CALENDAR? A RECIPROCAL BOOK-COACHING MARATHON MAY HELP YOU BOTH CROSS THE FINISH LINE.
So you want/need to work with an editor? • HERE’S HOW TO FIND ONE AND WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE PROCESS.
A WRITER’S GUIDE TO INSTAGRAM • Intimidated by this image-driven platform? Don’t be: Plenty of successful authors have harnessed its power and reach to find new readers, connect with longtime fans, and sell books. Here’s how.
OUTSIDE THE PLAY BOOK • Authors recruit DIY launch teams to propel new books into the spotlight.
Making conversation • Pro tips for writing good dialogue.
Porridge • Editors of this online and print publication seek fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that ‘isn’t afraid to be a bit different.’
Kauai Writers Conference • Lauren Groff, Richard Russo, Meg Wolitzer, and Regina Brooks are just a few of the acclaimed authors and agents you’ll find at this in-person conference in Hawaii.
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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!