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Since Visiting Scotland, I've Been Trying to Understand Its Culture

Christine Stoddard | Posted 11.04.2015 | Arts
Christine Stoddard

It's been five years since I visited Scotland, the home of my paternal ancestors, and it was far from the tartan-clad, bagpipe-playing, haggis-eating oasis I was half-expecting.

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...

This Old-School Grammar Trick Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

| Posted 10.02.2014 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: Back in ye olden days (okay, about thirty years ago) elementary school students were taught how to diagram sentences. The...

How To Write Dialogue That Speaks Volumes

| Posted 08.06.2014 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: Let’s talk about writing dialogue in a memoir -- a creative nonfiction gray area that may have you pondering: What were...

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...

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 ...

The Art Of Using Correct Verb Tenses In Your Writing

| Posted 04.02.2014 | Books

By Writer's Relief Staff: Enforcing consistent verb tense in your writing is crucial. Nothing makes an editor’s brain hurt more than trying to re...

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: “...

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...

5 Ways To Overcome Writer's Guilt

| Posted 10.03.2012 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: The writing life is tough enough. With the pressures of deadlines, always needing new work to submit, and the occasiona...

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...

My Fascinating Writing Exercise

Summer Pierre | Posted 09.29.2012 | Books
Summer Pierre

For about six years, I've been making a zine of one-page illustrated stories. I pull a noun from a stack of index cards, and write and draw the first memory that comes to me.