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A Working Writer's Daily Planner: Your Year in Writing

At a Glance

  • Daily calendar planner for writers
  • Features include application deadlines, writer's markets, and online resources
  • Packed with valuable information, writing prompts and inspiring exercises

The perfect supplement to any writer’s life, this new edition of A Working Writer’s Daily Planner is even better than before, packed with more of the information writers need to organize their work schedules, track upcoming deadlines, and learn about grant opportunities, contests, and workshop programs. 

For 2011, the editors turned to those who know best what writers want—writers themselves—and asked them what resources they’d find most useful. The result is a unique and indispensable tool that makes it easy for writers to keep track of the practical, business end of writing, leaving more time for them to actually spend writing.

If you’re a writer, you’ll immediately see the advantage of gathering so much information into one spiral-bound compendium: application deadlines are built right into the calendar, along with spotlights on writing markets and helpful online resources. You’ll also find information on How to Find a Writing Group – Or Start Your Own, writing conferences, advice on formatting manuscripts, suggested readings, and the dos and don’ts of submitting your work to journals, magazines, and literary agents. If there’s a writer in your life, this calendar will make the perfect gift.

And because every professional writer needs distractions, we’ll sneak in peculiar tales of the writing life, plenty of inspiring art and photos, writing prompts, and, as always, a few surprises too.

Table of Contents:

  • How to Format a Manuscript
  • Book Festivals
  • The Editorial Assistant — Rebecca Isherwood
  • How to Find a Writing Group — Ben Francisco
  • Debut Author Interview: N.K. Jemisin — Kelly Link
  • Younger Writers
  • Residencies
  • State Arts Grants
  • Story Idea Generation — Kelly Link
  • What I Know About Writing — Geoffrey Goodwin
  • Future Planning
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy Corner
  • A Few Random Magazines
  • Further Resources
  • CLMP Contest Code of Ethics
  • Contest and Award Fees
  • How to End a Story — Nick Mamatas
  • Submission Tracker

Reading Lists:

  • 11 Poets You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Read — Kristin Evans
  • A Summer Reading List — Samantha Guilbert
  • Tales of Love and Darkness — Kristin Evans
  • Reading as a Writer — Kelly Link

Writing Prompts and Exercises:

  • A Place to be Inspired
  • A Play on Words
  • Five Memoir Writing Prompts — Geoffrey Goodwin
  • Genre Musical Chairs
  • Fifty First Sentences

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