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Time. There never seems to be enough of it, especially if you’re trying to schedule writing time into your already busy day. It’s all too easy to let other tasks and responsibilities push writing aside, assuming that you will get to it tomorrow. But tomorrow becomes the next day, then the next week. How do you make the time to make your writing a priority?
Grammar are a persnickety…wait…let’s try that again. Grammar is a persnickety cog in the writing machine. Try as we might, sooner or later, every writer stumbles and makes a grammatical gaffe.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could write and write and not have to worry about correcting silly grammar slipups? Of course it would.
So pour yourself some coffee/tea/Sanka (does anyone drink Sanka anymore?), pull up your favorite chair, and peruse a few of our favorite grammar do’s and don’ts. Hopefully, like a singular subject to a singular verb, we can agree.
You’re writing your cover or query letter, and it’s time to add your bio. But what information do you include and what should you leave out? Whether you’re a professional writer or just starting out, deciding how to describe yourself and your publication credits (or lack thereof) can be a challenge. By answering these three important questions, you can be sure to write a bio that literary agents and editors will find professional and interesting.
We’ve all been there: You begin to revise your short story, but the more you rewrite, the more unenthused you feel. You were happy with it the first time, but now it seems a bit flat and predictable. You panic as you try to figure out what to do. Rewrite just one page? Cut out a character? Toss the whole thing and start from scratch?
Take a deep breath. There are a few simple steps you can take to revive your short story and make it fresh and unique.
Follow these seven time-honored tips to create a precise, focused query letter certain to get the attention of even the most elusive agent.
Let’s play a game. It’s called, “How do I become a successful writer?” While it’s not easy, Writer’s Relief has been in the game for a long time (almost 20 years!), so we’ll give you a hint: With these five game-changing skills, you can be sure the odds are in your favor.
After much consideration, you’ve decided to take the plunge and develop your online presence with a shiny new author website. Now comes the important part— making sure your site is well designed. You want the style and function of your author website to turn curious visitors into dedicated fans. To capture the interest of even your most casual reader, here are five must-have design essentials for your website.
All right, so you are trying to break into the ranks of writers with publishing credits and all you want to know is: “What can make MY writing stand out from the rest?” While there’s no absolute answer that guarantees recognition, publication, and fame, these five quick tips are a great place to start.
A mailing list can be a powerful tool for reaching out to fans with fresh content and updates on your writing career. But with great power comes great responsibility. Let’s take a look at some dos and don’ts for an author mailing list.
The personal essay is more than a diary entry for the masses. You probably don’t want people to read your journal as is, but chances are, having a literary magazine say that they want to publish your feelings, opinions, and observations sounds pretty darn good. The trick is to move past the egocentric style of a journal entry to create a narrative tale others can relate to. Here are four tips that we have found successful in getting editors to say, “Yes!” to your submission.