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This month on writermag.com • The Writer’s SUMMER SCHOOL
What a BAD REVIEW can teach you • How the novel and the review that ruined my career for a year became the novel and the review that actually saved it.
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OFFICE GLOW-UP • Face it: You’ve spent enough time at your makeshift work-from-home desk. Or dining room table. Or couch. Your writing – and your back – deserve more. Spruce up your WFH workspace this fall with office supplies that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are practical.
Stepping into discomfort • Your thoughts matter now, more than ever. Here’s how to make them known, and why.
Fighting for freelancing • The battle against legislation that would jeopardize freelance writers’ careers is not over.
1 OPENING A LINE OF CREDIT WITH YOUR READER • THE POWER OF FIRST LINES IN FICTION.
BOOK PR IN A SOCIAL-DISTANCING WORLD • Tips for marketing kidlit in the age of Zoom.
Stocking the shelves • Be honest: When was the last time you read a book on writing? If the last one you bought was On Writing by Stephen King, it’s probably time to add some new craft titles to your collection. Here are a few recently (or recentish) released books to bump to the top of your TBR pile.
BACK TO VIRTUAL SCHOOL
Online learning resources • Since conferences aren’t back on the table for most writers just yet, here are some virtual learning opportunities for craft-hungry scribes.
The Sunlight Press • Reviews, essays, poetry, fiction, and craft reflections from new and established authors are welcome at this online literary journal.
San Miguel Writers’ Conference & Literary Festival • Receive expert craft instruction from top authors – and escape the dead of winter – at this renowned five-day conference in beautiful San Miguel de Allende.
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Maya Shanbhag Lang