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Monday, November 14, 2011

The November 2011 Newsletter just posted

The new 28 page Writers' Tricks of the Trade Newsletter just posted and I absolutely working with the new format. Watching it evolve is so exciting. I am projecting that by the middle of next year it will be a feature-filled online magazine.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the guest contributors and readers for supporting this new publication. Keep watching, because as it continues to grow new features will be added and there will be FREE bonuses for subscribers. HINT, HINT...become a follower, click the subscribe button and the monthly issues will be delivered to you automatically.

If you would like to submit a topic to be considered for a future issue, the ideal length for an article is between 500 and 1,000 words. However, as you can see some are longer, and some are split into two installments. If you want to suggest an article about a timely or helpful topic to be written by someone else, please either comment and post it on the blog or click CONTACT and suggest it by email. Have you got a brag, an announcement or suggestion for a fabulous book you've just read, please submit it.

Deadlines are the 5th of the month, no exceptions. The newsletter publishes on the 15th which gives you time to have read all of the other newsletters that publish on the 1st.

Amazon links to contributors' and some recommended books are provided for convenience, but please try to support local bookstores, too. While digital books are becoming more and more popular, there is something special about paging through printed books and making a selection. Bookstores bear the cost of overhead and stock, and if we don't support them as well, they will go the way so many have during the past few years.

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  1. Another great newsletter! I look forward to reading the latest edition every month. This month, I especially enjoyed Stephen Brayton's article, "Elements for a Good Mystery."

  2. Very snazzy and sophisticated site. Great reading. Thank you!

    Marta Chausée