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March 2015

Join thousands of successful writers when you subscribe to The Writer magazine. Each month The Writer is full of features you can use to improve your writing, including before-and-after examples of improved writing, more literary markets than ever before, practical solutions for writing problems, selected literary magazine profiles, tips from famous authors and hands-on advice.


Alicia Anstead

Becoming fearless

By Alicia Anstead

Bravery may not always be easy. But it certainly forces us to prevail in the presence of danger and fear, which nearly every writer confronts.


Turn around

By Aubrey Everett

Novelist Mitchell S. Jackson turns his past into a unique voice.


By Patti Hartigan

Three writing duos share the magic formula for working together.

Will the real Jane Isay please stand up?

By Robert Hirschfield

Secrets revealed with the editor turned writer.

Business class

By Megan Kaplon

Book publicist Lissa Warren talks transition to writing.

In conversation

By Alicia Anstead

Ann Hood on craft, creativity and "An Italian Wife."


Writing Essentials

The little helpmate

By Eric Bryan

The science of the sidebar.


First in class

By Lisa Wade McCormick

Breaking the rules to spark creativity.

Off the Cuff

Off the charts

By Julia Rappaport

Your purpose could be written in the stars.

Literary Spotlight

Great true stories

By Melissa Hart

"Broad Street": Cultural commentary.

Conference Insider

Rocky Mountain high

By Meredith Quinn

The Northern Colorado Writers Conference.

Lasting Effect

1972: Seeing into the soul

By Meredith Quinn

Carson McCullers: Listen to the story.

Freelance Success

Master of the house

By Hillary Casavant

"Ploughshares" editor Ladette Randolph offers advice and insight.

Also in Every Issue

From the Editor

Take Note

Teaching the craft of writing, finding inspiration, tech products for the writer and more.

Writers on Writing

Peter Godwin: "You have to be prepared to embrace a life of solitude."


Writers conferences.

Classified advertising

How I Write

Beverly Donofrio: "Tell your story, and it will heal you."