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4 Important Tips For Self-Help Book Writers

| Posted 02.19.2014 | Books

Written by Writer's Relief staff: You’ve overcome a challenge, experienced something life-changing, or mastered a skill that doesn’t come easi...

3 Questions Your Professional Writing Bio Must Answer

| Posted 01.25.2014 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: You’re writing your cover or query letter, and it’s time to add your bio. But what information do you include and wha...

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...

50 Ways Writers Can Prepare for the New Year

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 02.05.2014 | Books
M. Shannon Hernandez

No matter which writing camp you may fall into, there are plenty of ways that you can get yourself prepared for the New Year, as a writer, author, and/or blogger.

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...

Writer's Block: When Life Gets in the Way of Inspiration

Linda Wolff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

Where do these dry spells come from? Why can they take days or weeks or months to pass? Does everyone suffer from them? Many writers do, and I always enjoy reading how successful writers deal with the ugly monster of perfectionism or when the creative well dries up. How do you write when life gets in the way of inspiration?

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: “...

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...

13 Vintage Photos Of Famous Authors Writing

Posted 06.03.2013 | Books

Who knew that so many famous authors were photographed while perfecting their craft? Real or staged, we find these photos of our favorite authors p...

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...

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, ...

Finding Time To Write Is Hard-But DO IT

Matthew Dicks | Posted 04.30.2013 | Books
Matthew Dicks

But this is how writers write. We are either writing or waiting for that next moment to write. And these moments rarely happen at a handmade butcher block table in a fair trade coffee shop at the corner of Trendy and Hip Streets.

How to Bust Up Your Writer's Block (Part 1)

Margot Atwell | Posted 04.09.2013 | Books
Margot Atwell

Being a writer without inspiration is a terrible feeling. Just staring at a blank Word document, watching the cursor blink, typing half a line and then deleting it, is the stuff of most writers' worst nightmares. Here are a few ways you can combat that.

4 Ways To Beat Writer Self-Sabotage

Posted 12.12.2012 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: Writers are faced with the task of completing pieces of poetry and prose with not much to guide them but raw talent and ...

An Open Letter To Fiction Writers

Yael Goldstein Love | Posted 11.20.2012 | Books
Yael Goldstein Love

Fellow fiction writers, Let's be frank: we're not the healthiest-minded bunch. If we were we'd spend our days doing something more pleasant than writing fiction. But lately we seem to have taken a turn for the worse.

11 Brilliant Writing Commandments From Henry Miller

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 04.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Cruising around Pinterest (my new toy), I came across this list of Henry Miller's 11 work commandments. I'm astounded by how absolutely apt these commandments are for my own writing practices.

From Visionary Writer to Successful Author: 5 Key Factors

Patricia Benesh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Patricia Benesh

It takes many years to become an overnight success -- and a thick skin to survive the rejection and criticism.

Writing Self, Best Self?

Melanie Drane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melanie Drane

Through writing we may access our most alert, best self, and perhaps that's what makes the work so irresistible, despite the uncertainty of employment or publication.