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Writer Wednesday

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

5 Ways To Try A New Writing Style

| Posted 03.20.2013 | Books

by Writer's Relief staff: As writers, most of us would admit to sometimes stifling our own potential because we’re afraid to fail at something ne...

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...

How To Make Your Job Work For Your Writing

Posted 01.23.2013 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: Most writers don’t make a profit from publishing their work—at least not enough to completely support themselves. ...

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...

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...

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 ...

Writers Wednesday: 10 Ways To Annoy Literary Agents

| Posted 05.02.2012 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: In the tradition of David Letterman’s Late Show Top Ten, the submission strategists at Writer’s Relief want to shar...

Writer Wednesday: 5 Signs That You've Made It As An Author

| Posted 04.18.2012 | Books

From Writer's Relief Chances are that you’ve technically been writing since you learned to write the alphabet on goofy, oversized lined paper bac...

Protecting Your Bright Ideas From Literary Scavengers

| Posted 02.08.2012 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: Writers who are in the process of submitting their work to agents and editors tend to worry about idea theft. How m...

Writer Wednesday: Surprising Things Literary Agents Can Do For You

| Posted 12.14.2011 | Books

From Writer's Relief Staff: In the old days of publishing, literary agents had a clear and pretty much singular function: to advocate on behalf of ...

5 Lies They Tell You About Writing

C.A. Belmond | Posted 02.06.2012 | Books
C.A. Belmond

This season, while promoting my fourth novel, I was asked about certain "truisms of the trade" that are frequently served up as gospel for writers. But how true are they, really? Upon reflection I have to say--not very.

Writer Wednesday: 5 Most Dangerous Career Pitfalls For New Writers

Posted 12.01.2011 | Books

From Writer's Relief: The writing life is fraught with dangers big and small—everything from life-crushing depression to sore fingers from long t...