Hello dear readers! I just got such a great thing in the mail today (I don't know about you, but getting the mail these days feels like an adventure!)--the May/June 2020 issue of Writer's Digest. It was the last issue that I helmed as Editor-in-Chief, before handing the baton to the top-notch Amy Jones, and moving into my role as Editor-at-Large.
Every year WD does its 101 Best Websites for Writers feature (and how great does WD's own brand new website look!?). It's a ton of work to put together; Managing Editor Cassandra Lipp did an amazing job with it. As I page through, I see the sites of publishing pros who I got to know in my time at WD--like the incomparable Jane Friedman, who knows so much about publishing I am not sure how she ever actually gets any sleep; and Carla Hoch, whose site, FightWrite, teaches you how to write the most realistic fight scenes. She's a dynamo! And some of my own favorite sites to read are here too, like the ever-hilarious Points in Case--if you're a humor writer or fan, you need to check them out.
I am also so excited to see the finished product of the WD interview. Writer Cedric Rose did a fantastic job interviewing the hilarious Jenny Lawson. I will be reading this one today.
I learned so much when I was editor at WD; but more than that, I met so many amazing people--new writers, famous writers, publishing pros, the WD staff themselves....I'll be unpacking my experience there for the rest of my life, I'm sure. If you're a subscriber, you know already what a valuable resource it is. If you're not a subscriber, you should be. Each issue is so full of good info for writers. And their website should be a daily read for you, too. And yes, I am completely biased about this.
As ever, happy reading and happy writing!