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In the balance
On not finishing what we start
Love notes • Say “be smine” with these literary valentines.
Romance Writing Academy • Hone your love story skills at home.
Calls for submissions
Jokes Review • Editors at this five-year-old publication are on the hunt for bold, original voices that aren’t afraid to take risks on the page.
Broadening the Bookshelves • In this month’s column, we’re exploring Native American literature.
Tenets of Native American literature
RESOURCES TO GET TO KNOW NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE
Talk to the practitioner: Elissa Washuta
The Nightstand • Recommended reading from Brooke Blanchard
LITERARY HOUSE lessons • 7 creative takeaways from famous authors’ homes.
The ROM-COM PLAYBOOK • Strategies for penning a successful romantic comedy.
DRAWING THE LINE • How much personal information should journalists share with sources?
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? • 9 tried-and-true brainstorming strategies for fiction writers.
Workshoppy • Here are some tips for making the most out of conference craft sessions.
Writing Conferences • Information in this section is provided to The Writer by the individual markets and events; for more information, contact those entities directly. These are a sampling of what the industry has to offer. For a complete listing, visit writermag.com.
IN THE BAG • What to bring to a writing conference.
Gigi Will Know • This could be a great opportunity for a whole new narrative and angle.