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8 Techniques To Up The Drama Factor In Your Short Stories - Writer’s Relief Blog
When it comes to drama and intensity, are your short stories falling…short? Are readers reacting with “ho-hum” instead of “oh my!”? The good news is that it’s easy to give your short stories a boost of excitement—if you know the tricks.

8 Techniques To Up The Drama Factor In Your Short Stories - Writer’s Relief Blog

When it comes to drama and intensity, are your short stories falling…short? Are readers reacting with “ho-hum” instead of “oh my!”? The good news is that it’s easy to give your short stories a boost of excitement—if you know the tricks.

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We rely upon the poets, the philosophers, and the playwrights to articulate what most of us can only feel, in joy or sorrow. They illuminate the thoughts for which we only grope; they give us the strength and balm we cannot find in ourselves. Whenever I feel my courage wavering, I rush to them. They give me the wisdom of acceptance, the will, and resilience to push on.
Helen Hayes

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Tumblr For Writers: A Picture-Perfect Marketing And Promotional Tool
Tumblr, meet Writer. Writer, meet Tumblr. While you might think that a short-form blog like Tumblr would be counterintuitive for writers, this photo-centric platform is quickly becoming a viable marketing tool for promoting your writing. If you’re ready to shake up your social media presence by creating a Tumblr account, we have all the facts you need to know.

Tumblr For Writers: A Picture-Perfect Marketing And Promotional Tool

Tumblr, meet Writer. Writer, meet Tumblr. While you might think that a short-form blog like Tumblr would be counterintuitive for writers, this photo-centric platform is quickly becoming a viable marketing tool for promoting your writing. If you’re ready to shake up your social media presence by creating a Tumblr account, we have all the facts you need to know.

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Language allows us to reach out to people, to touch them with our innermost fears, hopes, disappointments, victories. To reach out to people we’ll never meet.
It’s the greatest legacy you could ever leave your children or your loved ones:
The history of how you felt.
Simon Van Booy

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Summer Submissions To Literary Agents And Editors - Writer's Relief Blog

Does this sound familiar?

Summer comes, and suddenly it gets a little harder to get excited about making submissions, to say “no” to that barbecue invitation in favor of butt-in-chair time at your writing desk.

It’s a classic case of the ant and the grasshopper (with the grasshopper lounging around all summer long, and the ant being busy as a bee).

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.

 John Lubbock

Our friend Mr. Lubbock makes a great point: Summer’s a fantastic time for R & R. Sometimes, rest can rejuvenate the imagination.

But if you’re career-minded, summer is also a great time to keep your submissions on track.

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