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Dear Reader

I always write this letter as the last thing in each month’s production cycle, my chance to pull the threads together a little and tie off the issue into a neat bow. We’ve been mindful of the coronavirus situation for a while now, but the situation has escalated rapidly as we’re putting this issue to bed.

I’ve seen a few posts online about social distancing being perfect for getting that novel written, or to really focus on some writing project or other. It could be, but I’m not going to suggest that should be your priority. We’re all stressed, we’re all under pressure. If writing helps, and it may well do, all the better, but don’t beat yourself up about achieving some kind of target. All you need to do right now is get through this. Be sensible, be safe and, as Milly Johnson would say, be kind. After today, the WM editorial and production teams will be working remotely but rest assured, we are still here and it’s business as usual for the magazine, Writers Online, our social networks and The Writer’s App.

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Break through with your writing this month as we bring you everything you need to hone your craft and get your words into shape. Learn how to create credible characters and plots, check out top tips from crime writers and learn how to handle positive representation in your writing in a way that really works. What the world needs right now is kindness, and if ever there was a writer for our times it's Milly Johnson. Read what the RNA Outstanding Achievement Award winner has to say about creating romantic fiction with its roots in reality in our star interview. Keep in touch with all the latest writing opportunities in the packed Writers' News pages - but please bear in mind that in the light of fast-moving world events, always check with the relevant organiser or publication to see if anything has changed since Writing Magazine went to print.