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The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted how writers write, what editors want to publish, and how books are sold.
Subscriptions are down. Submissions are up. What do modern journals need to do to survive?
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Remounting the horse after you get bucked for a month (which may be a good thing).
The writer spins essays and poems by observing the world around him and questioning his relationship to it. He is delighted by what he sees.
Building characters is a critical – and, I’m learning, quite difficult – part of writing a book.
I thought the answer was pretty obvious, until I heard the question in a different way.
Gulp. I’ve got a first draft.