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Writer Wednesday

Writer Wednesday: 9 Brain Foods For Writers

Posted 11.23.2011 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: We all know certain foods contribute positively to your physical health, and some foods contribute positively (in inche...

Writer Wednesday: What Is Your Writing Personality?

Posted 11.16.2011 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: What is the “typical” creative writer personality? That depends on who you ask. Writers are depicted as everything ...

Writer Wednesday: Is Writing Genre Fiction Really All That Easy?

Posted 01.02.2012 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: As a writer, you’ve probably met someone who says he/she is going write a book because “it looks easy” and “any...

Writer Wednesday: Ann Patchett On How To Avoid Doubt

Posted 12.12.2011 | Books

Bestselling novelist and essayist Ann Patchett recently wrote "The Getaway Car" (Byliner), "a practical memoir about the agony, ecstasy, and occasiona...

Writer Wednesday: Do You Need A Sympathetic Heroine In Your Novel?

Stella Duffy | Posted 11.28.2011 | Books
Stella Duffy

I'm not sure when the 'sympathetic character' became a necessity for modern authors. Certainly the Brontës didn't feel constantly pressured to write sympathetic characters, or they'd never have got away with Mr. Rochester

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...

Writer Wednesday: What NOT To Do If You Get A Literary Agent

Posted 10.24.2011 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: If you’re an aspiring writer, you’ve probably got an “I’d like to thank the academy” speech ready and waiting...

Writer Wednesday: Should You Stick With Print Publishing Or Go Digital?

Posted 10.10.2011 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: Some writers count the print publications on their bookshelves like Shark Week producers count flesh wounds. Our print ...

Writer Wednesday: Should You Kill Off Your Protagonist? | Posted 09.19.2011 | Books

There are many reasons writers decide to kill off their protagonist. The trick is to do it for the right reasons and in a way that won’t make the re...

Writer Wednesday: Inspiring Writing Quotes From Famous Authors (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.13.2011 | Books

The hardest part is to keep going, and every writer knows it. The best have left their words of wisdom to help the rest of us plod along. We loved the...


The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

For the first #WriterWednesday of the new year, amidst news of turmoil at Borders and sales records at Amazon, let's celebrate what goes on in booksto...

The 11 Longest Words Writers Will Probably Never Use (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Long words can be fun to say for your own amusement or just to annoy your friends. After all, who hasn't reveled in the syllabic rhythm of "antidisest...

Writer Wednesday: Where I Write

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Virginia Woolf wrote standing at a favorite desk; J.K. Rowling supposedly wrote "Harry Potter" at a local coffee shop; and rumor has it that Lord Byro...

Writer Wednesday: Do You Suffer From One of These Writing Viruses?

Nathan Bransford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nathan Bransford

Do You Suffer From One of These Writing Maladies? There are pernicious writerly germs out there infecting pages all around the world. Left uncured th...

Writer Wednesday: The Writer's Brain Is Soup And 10 Unbreakable Research Rules

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A Recipe for Illusion: Memory, Imagination, Research by George Rabasa Excerpted from "Views from the Loft: A Portable Writer's Workshop" Look int...

Writer Wednesday: 11 Of The Best MFA Writing Programs (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Each Wednesday, Twitter users celebrate writing with the hashtag #writerwednesday, usually used to suggest new writers to follow. We've been expanding...

Writer Wednesday: 73 Ways To Become A Better Writer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

By Mary Jaksch Originally posted on Do you want to become a better writer? Silly question, eh. The good news is that writing makes y...

Writer Wednesday: The Best Writing Tips Ever, From Allen Ginsberg

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's #WriterWednesday and to honor that, we're bringing you Allen Ginsberg's writing slogans. They are some of the best tips we've ever seen. We'd lov...