Safe havenBy Tammy Cullers
Writing cozy mysteries in a not-so-cozy world.
10 questionsBy Jen Glantz
What writers need to ask before pitching an agent.
Second-career agentsBy Ryan G. Van Cleave
Are they the right literary match for you?
The big thrillBy K. L. Romo
Prolific thriller author Jon Land gets real about mentorship, storytelling, and staying relevant in the current publishing climate.
Writing magical realismBy Jack Smith
How modern writers seamlessly blend fantasy with reality.
Judging a book by its coverBy Kerrie Flanagan
Tips for making your design stand out on the shelf.
Thin skinBy Susan Breen
How to deal with criticism as a writer.
Double duty dialogueBy Gail Radley
The do’s and don’ts of rendering speech on the page.
Choose passionBy Pete Croatto
A new take on the generalist-specialist debate.
Analog Science Fiction and FactBy Melissa Hart
This historic magazine puts the science in sci-fi.
Left Coast CrimeBy Melissa Hart
Six hundred mystery writers gather each spring to talk about craft – and murder.
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From the Editor
Featuring Tammy Cullers, James Atlas, gifts for Poe fans, and more.
How I Write
Stephanie Powell Watts: "I could write 30 pages of how a character meets another character and not wind up using any of it, but I’ll get to know that character. No writing is wasted."