Sunday, September 25, 2011

Is it worth $40 a year?

What can The Writer offer you?  Coming in at a rough $42 for 12 issues, I think it is well worth the money.
Here's why:

I love to hear what other authors have to say, and ninety-nine percent of the time, they know what you're going through, and can offer diligent ways to deal with it.  It's an added bonus to be a fan of an author's work and find out they've had similar issues as you have.  I have found numerous helpful articles in the latest issue including:

-Building extreme characters-  by injecting contradictory, irreconcilable traits into one person
-Debut Novelists on what it takes- Five pages of author interviews about how to cut it
-Prolific Novelists on how it's done-  6 writers explain how they write 50, 100, even 500 novels
-5 Places to Self-Publish your E-Book
-Make bangin' sound effects- how to choose the right words to help you convey emotion and purpose
-Beat the Feast or Famine Syndrome- 10 techniques to help you manage your workload and cashflow
-7 tips for mastering author interviews
*From October 2011

The Writer has other features like Ask the Writer, where readers can receive answers from an author.  There are contests listed,(most of which require a fee to enter), tons of classifieds,(including schools to attend to make you a better writer), and other useless bits of advertising, but the reason I will renew my subscription, is strictly for the latest happenings in the industry.

If any of these articles seem to be of interest to you, click on the link below to be taken to their site
http://writermag.com/  

OR

Check AMAZON for a discounted subscription.  (My preferred method)
http://www.amazon.com/