Monday, August 13, 2012

To The Next Level with Pamela Redmond Satran

If you don’t subscribe to The Writer magazine, hurry out to your nearest bookstore to purchase the September issue. There’s a super-fantastic article you need to read if you write fiction. How To Take Your Fiction to the Next Level by Pamela Redmond Satran is great enough to replace the majority of our how-to books.
According to her bio, Satran is the author or editor of 18 books, including three this year: the novel The Possibility of You, the bestseller 30 Things Every Woman Should Have & Should Know by the Time She’s 30, and the forthcoming humor book Rabid: Are You Crazy About Your Dog or just Crazy?

Satran also co-produced Nameberry, the go-to site for expert opinion, savvy advice and information on baby names. Believe me, this is a character-naming heaven! Check it out.

You may have heard the sad news: The Writer, that wonderful 125 year old magazine, will be taking a “break” after their October issue. Read it and weep, HEREI’m so sorry to hear this. I’ve always loved the clean, crisp look of The Writer and enjoyed their informative, uncluttered pages. I hope KalmbachPublishing finds a buyer.

In the mean time, grab your September issue  before it disappears, and learn from it. While there are many wonderful articles inside this issue, including interviews with Margaret Atwood and Sandra Brown, Satran’s article is well worth the $$$. Believe me, as I read, I felt an adrenalin rush. I grabbed my laptop and took notes. Her tips and suggestions will make our fiction extraordinary--and show us how to take our writing to the next level. And like Satran says, "Whether you're a beginner or a master, there's always a next level."


Jeuron Dove said...

Wow. I had no idea The Writer was going on hiatus. That's a great loss for the writing community. I subscribed to them a few years ago and its a great publication.

Charles Gramlich said...

I too am sorry to hear of the Writer taking a break. I hope it is not a permanent one. I used to read it regularly through my library, but haven't read an issue in a while.

Jess * Jessie * Jessy said...

Jeuron - thanks for visiting me! Sad to lose another writing magazine.

Charles - I hope it's only temporary. Hopefully someone with energy and money will step up to the plate.

LD Masterson said...

I don't subscribe to The Writer but I've read it and I'm sorry it's shutting down, even for a while. I'll grab that September issue. Thanks for the heads up.

Michael Manning said...

We live in some very strange, demanding times where the economy and use of Instant Messaging are making it brutal to for magazines and newspapers to survive. I wish The Writer well!

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

Hey Jess, I've been out traveling and now I'm back visiting my friends and waiting to be visited. Miss you much!