I recently subscribed to The Writer
and I will admit my expectations were quite low. I was honestly just hoping for a magazine that would provide some decent advice on some writing techniques, or at the very least a good table decoration that would remind me to write.
When it arrived in the mail the first thing I noticed was that it was very slim, 58 pages including advertising, but when I opened it up I was pleasantly surprised. It included reading suggestions, stories about how certain authors got started, author interviews, writing advice/suggestions, and contact information for publishers, agents, and various conferences.
My favorite part so far was an article about driving more traffic to your website and blog. An hour after I implemented some of their ideas I can say that I have already broken my daily view count record!
With all that said I was able to get the subscription for less then $10 due to a special offer. Last time I checked on Amazon it was around $29 for 12 issues. With just one issue in hand I don’t know if I could recommend the magazine to others yet. For what I’m interested in and attempting to accomplish, it was a steal for what I got it at, but I would have to ponder upon the $29/yr price tag. With that said I am very much a cheap skate. I’ll let you guys know later on if I’m still enjoying it and if anyone else has subscribed let me know what you think about it!