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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 Heartache of Bullying Doesn't Have an Age Limit

Patrice Bendig | Posted 10.27.2014 | Women
Patrice Bendig

I'm not that 9-year-old little girl praying silently each day on the way to school that the bullies would pick on someone else that day. But I am that 25-year-old woman who still has feelings and expects more from humanity.

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...

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 ...

How To Get Your Writing Noticed

| Posted 05.14.2014 | Books

By Writer's Relief Staff: We know that many of you are writers with lots of experience. You already know all the ins and outs of how to write and h...

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: “...

Author Mailing List Dos And Don'ts

| Posted 09.11.2013 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: A mailing list can be a powerful tool for reaching out to fans with fresh content and updates on your writing career. But...

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...

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...

WRITERS: How To Use A Pen Name In Your Query Letter

| Posted 06.12.2013 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: There are a lot of reasons for a writer to have a pen name—from a difficult-to-pronounce (and therefore difficult-to-r...

10 Tips for Writers Reading in Public

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 08.10.2013 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

Don't fall in love with yourself. It is a rare author who can read from their book for more than 8-10 minutes without engendering a tune-out from the audience.

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 ...

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...

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 ...

Writer Wednesday: 8 Tips For New Fiction Authors

| Posted 06.27.2012 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: If you are dipping your toes into the sometimes-tumultuous waters of fiction writing for the first time, you might be ...

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.