My calendar tells me it's still March, but the May issue of Writers' Forum arrived today, so Spring must be definitely here and I'm ignoring the fellow on the telly right now who's telling me it's all going to get colder again this weekend.
I get mentioned both by name and by blog address, so it must be a good issue!
Firstly, Paula William's regular Ideas Store is a great column. She's one of the contributors to the Diamonds and Pearls anthology, and she asked all the other contributors what had inspired their stories. So if you've ever wondered where on earth women's magazine writers get their ideas from, this article will tell you!
Linda Lewis gives this blog a nice little plug in her regular column on writing women's magazine stories.
Sally Q's column focuses on how to be sure competition judges know what they're talking about.
There's a new series beginning this month by Douglas McPherson on how he develops stories for the magazine market, complete with examples of his published stories.
Julie Phillips has an article on giving writers' talks, and Sue Moorcroft's workshop will help you develop your characters.
And there's the usual agony aunt column by Della Galton of course!
Loads there for women's magazine writers. You probably think I must get some kind of reward for plugging this mag. I don't - I plug it because it's a good mag, filled with great advice from great writers.