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Craft is the most important part of being a writer – but there’s so much more to the writing life outside the page. That’s what we were most concerned with in this issue, which takes a close look at what it’s like to be a modern writer working in the world today.
Inside, you’ll find:
- Meditations on dealing with the post-book blues
- A look at how modern work-from-home moms make it work
- Tips for wowing the crowds with unusual book tours
- Strategies for juggling a book-to-be alongside a freelance career
- A primer for sharing your nonfiction with your subjects
- Advice for starting an author’s newsletter
And much, much more! Take a peek at our stories below and then be sure to find a copy at your local newsstand this month.
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By Donna Talarico
Using emails to connect, engage, and retain readers (and sell books, too).
‘Look! I wrote about you!’
By Dana Shavin
What are we really looking for when we share creative nonfiction with our subjects?
The art of suspenseful fiction
By Ryan G. Van Cleave
Keep readers on the edge of their seats with these pro tips.
The write-at-home mom
By Melissa Petro
Raising tiny humans while juggling deadlines, research, revisions, and first drafts: How do modern mother-writers make it work?
The camel, the bra, and the Buick
By Melissa Hart
How authors wow audiences with unusual book tours.
From the Front Lines
The post-book blues
By Yi Shun Lai
Happiness is a fallacy, and other things you tell yourself once your book is published.
Work in progress
By Pete Croatto
Writing a book while maintaining a freelance career is all about learning from your mistakes – repeatedly.
Off the Cuff
Bragging about books
By Andrea Askowitz
What if you’re a writer who isn’t a voracious reader?