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When you’re a writer, life can slip into strangenessBy Alicia Anstead
In the midst of articles featuring the benefits of content marketing, authors’ tips for starting and ending novels, a Q&A with TV writer Veena Sud (The Killing), a profile of the “demon” interviewer Lynn Barber and so much more, we have placed Emily Webber’s fictional tale of about 1,000 words on the strangeness of life and human connection.
Start to StopBy Jack Smith
Craft unforgettable beginnings and endings.
Show Me The CopyBy Kelly James-Enger
Content marketing can score experience and paychecks.
Lynn Barber: Interviewing TipsBy Megan Kaplon
Master interviews with the legendary journalist.
“Macerated”By Emily Webber
Read the Tell It Strange contest-winning story.
Be ReadyBy Kinney Littlefield
The Killing creator Veena Sud offers storytelling tips.
Stand outBy Suzannah Windsor
How to make your mark in literary journals.
Eagle eyeBy Jack Hamann
Creative distractions can refuel a writing project.
Have you thought of this?By Elizabeth Fishel
Check out eight publishing opportunities.
Home runs in BostonBy Yvonne Pesquera
A book festival nurtures writers.
Where the River runs wildBy Melissa Hart
River Teeth seeks literary nonfiction that breaks the norm.
Up nextBy Hillary Casavant
Post-grad career paths can support your writing.
1965: The Secret MindBy Hillary Casavant
Ray Bradbury’s subconscious holds lessons for success.
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From the Editor
Self-publishing advice, sentence structure tips, Anthony Trollope, products for winter writing and more.
How I Write
Doug Crandell: “Don’t try to tell every story at once.”