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Dear Reader

There’s a common misconception – especially among our friends and families – that the life of a writer is essentially idle, endless cups of coffee, staring into space and watching cat videos on YouTube. For many of us that impression might seem alarming accurate, at least from outward appearances, even though we as writers know about the thought processes – the plot details, the character interrogations, the search for just the right phrase – bubbling away under the surface. Apart from that constructive ‘writing time’ though, how often do you allow yourself to daydream? Our time these days is overflowing with distractions and time-thieves, some useful, some not so much, from 24-hour cable TV and Netflix boxsets to permanently connected smartphones and tablets.

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In the new issue, you can discover ten ways to make yourself more publishable, and learn how to bounce back from one of the hardest, yet most inevitable experiences for a writer – rejection. Also in August's WM, explore the philosophy of crime and the real Venice with bestselling crime writer Donna Leon in our star interview, check out £13,300 in writing prizes waiting to be won, and keep up to date with all the latest opportunities to get into print.
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