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This month on writermag.com
A bookseller’s education, concluded • Ten years after the iconic bookstore chain Borders closed its doors for good, one bookseller looks back at how his time spent there ultimately helped his career – and his self-worth.
REMEMBERING RAY • Ray Bradbury was born 101 years ago this August. Best known for his beloved novel Fahrenheit 451 as well as his widely anthologized short stories, Bradbury had a profound influence on American speculative fiction. “Without Ray Bradbury, there would be no Stephen King,” King once wrote. These writerly products make perfect gifts for fellow Bradbury fans – or for yourself.
Back to basics • What do you do when you get writer’s block?
SO YOU WANT TO GIVE A WORKSHOP… • HOW TO INITIATE, ORGANIZE, AND EXECUTE A SUCCESSFUL WRITING WORKSHOP.
INSPIRATION EVERYWHERE • A LOOK AT THE WEIRD WAYS WRITERS GET SUCCESSFUL PITCHES.
THE BEST MEDICINE • A spoonful of humor makes every story better.
IN SEARCH OF A THIRD DIMENSION • ON CHARACTERIZATION IN MEMOIR.
LEARNING to love your MEMORIES • HOW NARRATIVE MEMOIR JOURNALING CAN IMPROVE YOUR NONFICTION.
FINDING THE EMOTIONAL CENTER OF YOUR ESSAY • True revision can’t begin until you locate the heart of what your nonfiction is really about. Here’s how.
DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE BAD
The Offing • Editors of this acclaimed publication seek writing from marginalized voices that ‘challenges, experiments, provokes – work that pushes literary and artistic forms and conventions.’
The Power of Words Conference • This intimate four-day virtual conference celebrates and champions the use of spoken, written, and sung word to effect change.
50 writing events happening this season
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!