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April 2019

Meri Quinn

Missing Keys

By Meri Quinn

The English language only has 26 letters at its disposal. One writer discovered she could work with even less – and gained a new perspective on her memoir in the process.


When writing gets us in trouble

By Melissa Petro

Sharing hard truths can lead to hard consequences. Is your story worth the risk?

‘Do I really have to write every day?’

By Jack Smith

What does an ideal writing life look like? We asked successful authors to share their essential goals, habits, and routines.

Writers without borders

By Olga Mecking

How authors can improve when writing for a global audience.

Better together

By Lauren Puckett

Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen have fueled their years-long friendship with their remarkable similarities. Now, they’ve culled their editor-author relationship into a blockbuster co-writing duo.

Guiding light

By Lisa Maloney

Learn how to successfully query, research, write, and market a guidebook with these pro tips.



Morally speaking

By Yi Shun Lai

Writing with conscience isn’t the same as preaching. Here’s how to send a message without annoying your readership.


Graduating to freelancing

By Pete Croatto

For the new college graduate, freelancing is a wonderful option to start writing. But you’ve got to think beyond the classroom.


Vienna waits for you

By Jaimie Seaton

How a string of menial jobs made one writer a better journalist.


The Masters Review

By Melissa Hart

This journal offers emerging writers editorial feedback, suggestions for alternative publications to pursue, and – best of all – a paid home for their work.


San Francisco Writing for Change

By Melissa Hart

How could your words help better the world? That’s the question this one-day event asks attendees.

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