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You Might Be Using This Punctuation Mark All Wrong

| Posted 12.10.2014 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: Today we tackle a subject that has sharply divided writers for generations. Those of you with delicate constitutions may ...

Finding Time To Write During A Busy Holiday Schedule

| Posted 11.26.2014 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: The busy holiday season is here! In between baking, visiting family and friends, decorating, shopping for gifts, wrapping...

The Key Element To Success Many Writers Avoid

| Posted 07.23.2014 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: We all know that success as a writer depends on: 1) writing something worth reading and 2) getting published. (Thanks, Ca...

How To Begin Your Book

| Posted 07.09.2014 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: How important are the first few paragraphs of your book? Consider this: Each week, hundreds of submissions flood into any...

5 Smart Ways To End Your Book

| Posted 06.25.2014 | Books

By Writer's Relief Staff: Like a great dinner party or once-in-a-lifetime vacation, all good things must come to an end. Hopefully, a really excell...

3 Quick Cures For Writer's Block

Posted 06.11.2014 | Books

By Writer's Relief Staff Sooner or later, every writer comes down with a case of the blahs. Whether it’s just a touch of writing feverishly or a ...

Why Aren't You Writing?

| Posted 03.05.2014 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: Time. There never seems to be enough of it, especially if you’re trying to schedule writing time into your already bus...

5 Writing Tips To Help Amp Up Your Prose

| Posted 10.16.2013 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: All right, so you are trying to break into the ranks of writers with publishing credits and all you want to know is: “...

5 Secrets To Writing A Successful Short Story

| Posted 09.18.2013 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: Every story has a beginning, middle, and end. But the secret to successfully getting a short story published is to add...

25 Tips For Short, Snappy Writing

Posted 08.28.2013 | Books

The following is an excerpt from "How To Write Short" by Roy Peter Clark [Little, Brown, $20.00]. The author explores not only tweets and statuses, bu...

Writer Wednesday: 6 Rhyming Styles That Will Amp Up Your Poetry

| Posted 11.14.2012 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: Many poets begin their early years writing rhyming poetry, which is a great way to get a handle for the rhythmic nature...

3 Essential Elements Of A Book's First Page

| Posted 10.31.2012 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: If you’re a writer with publishing goals, then you know how important it is that the literary agents or editors read...

Writer Wednesday: Tips On Discussing Your Self-Published Books

| Posted 10.17.2012 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: Writers don’t always make the right decision when choosing whether or not to mention self-published books in query le...

How To Protect Yourself From Shady Lit Agents

| Posted 09.19.2012 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: When approaching literary agents in hopes of securing representation, you’ll want to make sure the agent and/or agenc...

Writer Wednesday: How To Submit To Anthologies

| Posted 08.22.2012 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: Submitting to anthologies (such as "Chicken Soup for the Soul") is a great way for new writers to break into the indust...

6 Tips For Publishing Your Short Story Collection

| Posted 08.08.2012 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: The short story is an increasingly popular literary form in today’s market. But when short story writers find themsel...

Writer Wednesday: 8 Mistakes Made When Submitting Stories Online

Posted 07.25.2012 | Books

From Writer's Relief No matter how well you know the Internet, submitting your work to an agent or editor poses a great potential for error. You ...

Writer Wednesday: 7 Tips For Posting Your Writing Online

| Posted 07.11.2012 | Books

From Writer's Relief Are you considering sharing your poems online with your Facebook friends? Making your recent series of short stories viewable ...

6 Ways To Be A Better Writer

David Morley | Posted 08.20.2012 | Books
David Morley

Imagination needs to be wired through intelligence; intelligence to be wired through imagination - through the practice of creative writing at every level of education and within every field of knowledge.

Writers Wednesday: How To Remain A Poet In A Busy World

| Posted 06.15.2012 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: If you’re a poet, maintaining a poetic sensibility is important whether you have all the time in the world or no tim...

How To Follow Up With A Literary Agent

| Posted 05.30.2012 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: It’s hard to be patient when you’ve sent out a query letter and still haven’t heard back from your literary age...

Writer Wednesday: 5 Signs That You've Made It As An Author

| Posted 04.18.2012 | Books

From Writer's Relief Chances are that you’ve technically been writing since you learned to write the alphabet on goofy, oversized lined paper bac...

5 Lies They Tell You About Writing

C.A. Belmond | Posted 02.06.2012 | Books
C.A. Belmond

This season, while promoting my fourth novel, I was asked about certain "truisms of the trade" that are frequently served up as gospel for writers. But how true are they, really? Upon reflection I have to say--not very.

Note to Authors: Your Book Won't Change Your Life

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 11.27.2011 | Books
Eliezer Sobel

Regardless, to actually live the life of the writer requires writing -- the actual thing itself, the literal activity of putting words together on a page.

Getting An Agent: Alternatives To The Traditional Method

Posted 11.21.2011 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: Although it seems that the majority of writers who land a literary agent take the traditional approach of writing and s...