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Writing Magazine

Mar 01 2021
Magazine

The saying goes that “everyone has a story in them” and it’s the mission of Writing Magazine to help you get yours out. Brought to you by real experts who know what it takes to improve your writing or get published, this monthly magazine is a must-have for all writers. Whether you write fiction, poetry, drama, children’s books, non-fiction or anything else, each issue features tips, practical exercises and real-life advice, that will not only help you get all that creativity onto the paper but also, get your name and profile out into the industry. With writing masterclasses from professionals, industry news, events listings, competitions where you can submit your work for fantastic prizes and real paid writing opportunities, Writing Magazine has everything you need to hone and improve your talents.

WELCOME

The world of writing • Lost classics, litigation loopholes, literary lapses and light at the end of the tunnel – all the latest from the wonderful world of writing

Writing Magazine

STAR LETTER

The smallest steps • Crime writer and SoA board member Sam Blake on slowing down to stay focused in uncertain times

STATE OF AMERICA • Piers Blofeld wonders if US’s cultural influence may be waning in the light of recent events, and what this might mean for the book trade

EXPERIMENTING WITH FORM • Stuart MacBride explains the benefits of shaking things up from time to time

Indie or TRADITIONAL? That is the question! • In the first of a new series on self publishing, indie author DJ Bowman-Smith argues that the choice is yours

SOME USEFUL ORGANISATIONS FOR ALL WRITERS

PODCASTS FOR INDIE WRITERS

Bringing SEXY back • Melanie Blake is a formidable discovers woman with a mission, to bring back bonkbusters, as Tina Jackson

HOW I BROKE ALL THE RULES • Writing Magazine assistant editor Tina Jackson encourages you to follow your heart, not the rulebook

Whose point of view? • Cornerstones desk editor Sarah Rouse gives guidelines about POV to a writer who wants to combine multiple viewpoints

Writer’s retreat • Want a change of scenery? Dream of running away to these spectacular literary-themed AirBnbs, suggests, Rosalind Moody

Wibke Brueggemann • The debut YA author felt as if she was being tested all along the way until a stroke of luck led to her first novel being accepted

Sam Smith Macmillan Children’s Books

Aim for the target • Setting targets will help you progress your writing, says Adrian Magson

750-Word • IN CASH PRIZES & PUBLICATION

Library of emotions

RUNNER-UP AND SHORTLISTED

The sense of a woman • How to write compelling female characters, by screenwriter, lecturer and author Helen Jacey

FEMI KAYODE • The thriller author shares the books that shaped him as a writer

Your writing critiqued • Author and lecturer James McCreet applies his forensic criticism to the first 300 words of a reader’s work in progress

In summary

Personalised writing courses to help you achieve your goals

Editorial calendar • Strong forward planning will greatly improve your chances with freelance submissions. Here are some themes to consider for the coming months.

Record breakers • Julie Phillips invites writing group members to go for world records – in these exercises, of course

CIRCLES’ ROUNDUP

Finding the right footing

Flash forward

Secrets in Scotland

An eight-year slog

WE’LL HELP YOU SELL YOUR BOOK!

A domestic tragedy

Cooking up a crime tale

Making sense of being at sea

Linda’s legacy of lockdown

COURSES GUIDE 2021 • Expand your writing horizons with courses, workshops and retreats during 2021. These are sorted geographically...


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The saying goes that “everyone has a story in them” and it’s the mission of Writing Magazine to help you get yours out. Brought to you by real experts who know what it takes to improve your writing or get published, this monthly magazine is a must-have for all writers. Whether you write fiction, poetry, drama, children’s books, non-fiction or anything else, each issue features tips, practical exercises and real-life advice, that will not only help you get all that creativity onto the paper but also, get your name and profile out into the industry. With writing masterclasses from professionals, industry news, events listings, competitions where you can submit your work for fantastic prizes and real paid writing opportunities, Writing Magazine has everything you need to hone and improve your talents.

WELCOME

The world of writing • Lost classics, litigation loopholes, literary lapses and light at the end of the tunnel – all the latest from the wonderful world of writing

Writing Magazine

STAR LETTER

The smallest steps • Crime writer and SoA board member Sam Blake on slowing down to stay focused in uncertain times

STATE OF AMERICA • Piers Blofeld wonders if US’s cultural influence may be waning in the light of recent events, and what this might mean for the book trade

EXPERIMENTING WITH FORM • Stuart MacBride explains the benefits of shaking things up from time to time

Indie or TRADITIONAL? That is the question! • In the first of a new series on self publishing, indie author DJ Bowman-Smith argues that the choice is yours

SOME USEFUL ORGANISATIONS FOR ALL WRITERS

PODCASTS FOR INDIE WRITERS

Bringing SEXY back • Melanie Blake is a formidable discovers woman with a mission, to bring back bonkbusters, as Tina Jackson

HOW I BROKE ALL THE RULES • Writing Magazine assistant editor Tina Jackson encourages you to follow your heart, not the rulebook

Whose point of view? • Cornerstones desk editor Sarah Rouse gives guidelines about POV to a writer who wants to combine multiple viewpoints

Writer’s retreat • Want a change of scenery? Dream of running away to these spectacular literary-themed AirBnbs, suggests, Rosalind Moody

Wibke Brueggemann • The debut YA author felt as if she was being tested all along the way until a stroke of luck led to her first novel being accepted

Sam Smith Macmillan Children’s Books

Aim for the target • Setting targets will help you progress your writing, says Adrian Magson

750-Word • IN CASH PRIZES & PUBLICATION

Library of emotions

RUNNER-UP AND SHORTLISTED

The sense of a woman • How to write compelling female characters, by screenwriter, lecturer and author Helen Jacey

FEMI KAYODE • The thriller author shares the books that shaped him as a writer

Your writing critiqued • Author and lecturer James McCreet applies his forensic criticism to the first 300 words of a reader’s work in progress

In summary

Personalised writing courses to help you achieve your goals

Editorial calendar • Strong forward planning will greatly improve your chances with freelance submissions. Here are some themes to consider for the coming months.

Record breakers • Julie Phillips invites writing group members to go for world records – in these exercises, of course

CIRCLES’ ROUNDUP

Finding the right footing

Flash forward

Secrets in Scotland

An eight-year slog

WE’LL HELP YOU SELL YOUR BOOK!

A domestic tragedy

Cooking up a crime tale

Making sense of being at sea

Linda’s legacy of lockdown

COURSES GUIDE 2021 • Expand your writing horizons with courses, workshops and retreats during 2021. These are sorted geographically...


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