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When Should You Settle For Your Second-Choice Literary Agent?

| Posted 12.24.2014 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: So you’ve written a (stupendous) novel and you’ve submitted queries to multiple literary agents. Now all you have to ...

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...

How To Avoid The Writing Critique From Hell

| Posted 11.12.2014 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: You’ve been burning the midnight oil, feverishly writing and rewriting. You’ve carefully weighed every word of your l...

How To Get Your Work Noticed By Literary Journals

| Posted 10.15.2014 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: Like it or not, the process of submitting your writing to literary journals and agents has moved irreversibly into the di...

Are You Breaking This Basic Grammar Rule?

| Posted 08.22.2014 | Books

Down with comma splices!

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 Unconventional Poetry Forms

| Posted 04.16.2014 | Books

By Writer's Relief Staff: April is National Poetry Month, a time when poets and would-be bards alike turn their attention to verses both free and f...

How To Breathe New Life Into Your Short Stories

| Posted 01.23.2014 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: We’ve all been there: You begin to revise your short story, but the more you rewrite, the more unenthused you feel. Yo...

7 Essential Query Letter Writing Tips

Posted 12.23.2013 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: You’ve written, rewritten, and agonized over every word in your manuscript. Now that you’re ready to submit your boo...

Don't Rule This Out When Trying To Publish Your Book

| Posted 12.11.2013 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: Now that you’ve finally finished your manuscript, it’s time to consider your next big decision: To which publishing ...

What You Should Do To Get Published

| Posted 11.27.2013 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: Another day, another rejection letter—what’s a new writer to do? While holding your breath, stomping your feet, or c...

5 Tips For Becoming A Successful Writer

| Posted 11.13.2013 | Books

From Writer's Relief Staff: Let’s play a game. It’s called, “How do I become a successful writer?” While it’s not easy, Writer’s Relie...

Helpful Tips For Your Author Website

| Posted 10.02.2013 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: The homepage of your author website is the first impression your audience will have of you, so why not make it a great...

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...

Literary And Mainstream Novels: What's The Difference?

| Posted 08.21.2013 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: The guidelines for literary and mainstream fiction often differ from those of popular fiction such as romance novels, ...

How To Make The Most Of Your Author Website

| Posted 08.07.2013 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: If you’ve got an author website, you know how important it is to have great text for it—but it’s not going to ho...

4 Ways To Get Lit Mags To Say 'YES' To Your Submission

| Posted 07.24.2013 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: The personal essay is more than a diary entry for the masses. You probably don’t want people to read your journal as...

How To Write A Nonfiction Book Proposal

| Posted 07.10.2013 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: If you’ve had experience submitting novels to literary agents and publishers—query letter, synopsis, sample pages...

How To Perfect Your Author Website

| Posted 06.26.2013 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: In the world of Web design, there are certain design styles that work better than others. When deciding how to design you...

5 Ways To Increase A Writer's Googleability

| Posted 05.29.2013 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: Googleability—the likelihood of being found by an Internet search engine, especially Google—is an integral part of e...

WRITER WEDNESDAY: Tips For Dealing With Literary Agents

| Posted 05.15.2013 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: If you’ve sent your query to a handful of literary agents and one comes back asking you for an exclusive, don’t get n...

Writing Tips: How To Kill Off Your Protagonist

| Posted 04.18.2013 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: When you’ve reached that point in your story or novel where your main character dies—whether it’s from a disease, ...

How To Write An Effective Point Of View

| Writer's Relief | Posted 02.20.2013 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: Point of View (or “POV,” as we’ll occasionally refer to it in this article) can be one of the most important choice...

12 Presenting Tips For Your Next Writing/Publishing Event

| Posted 02.06.2013 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: Many writers have to work hard to express confidence in their own writing, sweating through open mike readings, strugglin...