Another helpful resource for writers is magazines, specifically magazines about writing.
What you can expect from a writer’s magazine includes tips on writing, writing contests, writing exercises, writing samples and critiques, and interviews with authors, agents, and publishers. While not every article will be of interest to everyone, every issue will have at least one thing that is helpful and worthwhile.
One such publication is Writer’s Digest, to which I subscribe and greatly enjoy. From time to time, I also peruse Columbia Journalism Review.
Many writers associations and groups also produce worthy magazines and newsletters. For example, American Christian Writers, of which I am a member, produces two newsletters: Christian Communicator and Advanced Christian Writer. Both are simple in appearance but valuable in content.
I’m sure there are many other magazines to consider, but that is what I have stumbled onto so far.
Whether you pick up these or seek out other options, reading magazines that cover the art of writing is an excellent way to help you refine your craft.
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