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FROM THE EDITOR
This month on writermag.com
ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS FOR REVISION • Ready to revise? Begin with these questions.
HEAR, HEAR Audiobooks with full casts • Why stop at just one audiobook narrator when you can have an entire cast to voice each character? These seven audiobook editions boast large ensemble casts that make each story come to life.
BOOKISH • Improv for Writers: 10 Secrets to Help Novelists and Screenwriters Bypass Writer’s Block and Generate Infinite Ideas
Clearing the clutter • The joy of KonMari’ing your writerly expectations.
Writing with kids, part IV: Pandemic edition • Tips from freelancers making it work.
HOW PUBLISHING WILL CHANGE AFTER THE PANDEMIC • The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted how writers write, what editors want to publish, and how books are sold.
MEANWHILE, FOR FREELANCE WRITERS
A CHANCE TO REFLECT: Literary magazines seek pandemic submissions
RELIEF RESOURCES FOR WRITERS • If you or a writer you know has had their income severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, here are financial resources that may be able to provide financial support:
TAPPING YOUR STORY’S FULL POTENTIAL • An interview with independent editor Lorin Oberweger.
AN HONOR JUST TO BE NOMINATED • With over 10,000 nominations each year, is it ever OK to brag about your Pushcart nod? And how helpful is a nomination for your career in the long term? We spoke to writers and editors to find out.
How to stop WORRYING and love the QUERY • So many authors hate the agent-querying process with a passion. But who says sending your manuscript out into the world has to be doom-and-gloom drudgery? Here’s how to shift your mindset so querying becomes a joyful process, not a dreaded one.
Do I really need to write a query letter? Why can’t my manuscript speak for itself?
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Palooka • Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comics, and art come together in this eclectic magazine.
Willamette Writers Conference • Make personal and professional connections either in person or online at this welcoming Pacific Northwest conference.