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November 2017

Ekta R. Garg

The #1inchlist

By Ekta R. Garg

Whose opinion really matters to you as a writer?

Features

Beyond Craft

By Donna Talarico

Digital and other non-writing skills helpful to the modern writer.

Tech help

By K. L. Romo

Thirty-five tech products to revolutionize your writing.

Find your niche

By Melissa Hart

Think the magazine industry is dead? These five editors beg to differ.

Ghost story

By Melanie Stiles

Wanna break into ghostwriting? Here are our tips for surviving the afterlife.

Goal + deadline = magic

By Grant Faulkner

Without clear, concrete objectives, your writing dreams will never become reality.

Fail-safe your fiction

By Gabriela Pereira

Seven steps to a stronger story.

Departments

WRITER AT WORK

The Devil Knocking

By Gail Radley

When unethical jobs tempt hungry writers.

WRITE STUFF

Tweet and greet

By Judi Lauren

Twitter pitch parties are an easy, free way to connect with industry professionals. Here’s how to grab their attention in 140 characters or less.

LITERARY SPOTLIGHT

Flash Fiction Online

By Melissa Hart

This lit journal seeks sparkling writing, evocative storytelling, and well-developed characters – all in less than 1,000 words.

CONFERENCE INSIDER

Nonfiction Writers Conference

By Melissa Hart

This online-only seminar provides the same expert advice as a standard writing conference – without all the travel, expenses, or long lines for coffee.

Also in Every Issue

From the Editor

Take Note

Featuring Ekta R. Garg and Dan Sheehan.

How I Write

Mike Rowe: “I’ve never had much luck trying to please a specific audience. I write for myself, in the hope that enough people will be interested and amused by the same things that interest and amuse me.”