Some successful writers follow the rules, and some don’t. But knowing and following grammar rules, writing style rules, proofreading rules, and
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Many authors use food in their short stories, novels, and memoirs to invoke the senses, reveal a little bit about their characters, and help readers
There’s a lot of competition for your readers’ attention, from the latest binge-worthy series to social media to other novels and stories.
As writers, we’re always eager to add more skills to our writing bag of tricks—and two of the trickiest-sounding literary devices are parataxis
If you’re hoping to get your novel or memoir published by a traditional publishing house, you’ll need to start querying literary agents.
Writers who are serious about improving their craft will read books, follow writing blogs, attend conferences, take courses, and much more. At
Ernest Hemingway once said, “Show the readers everything, tell them nothing.” Following this writing advice of “Show, Don’t Tell” is
The difference between a successful story and a lackluster one: Show, don’t tell. One of the best ways to ensure your writing “shows” is to
A trope is a commonly recurring plot or character dynamic that can be recognized across different stories, but is often tweaked to fit each
May is Get Caught Reading Month! At Writer’s Relief, this is one of our favorite monthlong festivities—we love to get caught reading! You can
Wow, I did not see that coming! A good plot twist will leave your readers surprised, intrigued, and eagerly anticipating where the story will go
May is National Inventors Month! Thanks to clever inventors, you can read a great book by lamplight instead of candlelight and store your writing in
Novels are often inspired by specific events that have lingered in the authors’ memories. In this article Writer’s Relief found at LitHub.com,
Many stories benefit from a touch of humor (and if you’re writing a funny story, it’s a must-have). Even the most serious novels, memoirs, or
Over the past two years, some writing conferences moved online to virtual presentations, while others cancelled altogether. But recently, thousands