What Writers Can Learn From An Elf | Writer’s Relief
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1d ago
Son of a nutcracker! It should come as no surprise that the hit movie Elf, starring Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel, has joined the ranks of other holiday favorites like A Christmas Story, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. While the titular elf, Buddy, teaches us that the four main food groups for elves are candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup—the research elves at Writer’s Relief have revealed that Buddy can also teach us a few things about writing! Settle in with a big bowl of breakfast spaghetti (or just a cup of hot cocoa) and check out what writer ..read more
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Last-Minute Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Writer | Writer’s Relief
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2d ago
Still looking for the perfect gift for your favorite writer? As the clock ticks down to the holidays, it’s time to find something in a hurry—and if it’s available at a local store, even better! Grab a cup of hot cocoa and relax; the research elves at Writer’s Relief have come up with a great list of last-minute gift ideas for your favorite writer. (And if you decide to snap up a few of these awesome gifts for yourself, don’t worry, we won’t tell Santa!) The 10 Best Gift Ideas For Writers Gift Card To A Local Bookstore: Support bookstores as well as your favorite writer’s reading habit! A gif ..read more
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Use Lists In Your Writing Life: Advice From Santa | Writer’s Relief
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by Writer's Relief Staff
1w ago
As the jolly old elf can attest, using lists keeps you organized and prevents important facts from falling through the cracks. At Writer’s Relief, we know that making lists and checking them twice like Santa does can also help improve your writing! Don’t limit yourself to making to-do lists. Here are some creative ways to use lists in your writing life (provided in a list format, of course!). How To Use Lists In Your Writing Life #1: Post lists on your social media and blog: Whether it’s simply for fun or offers useful advice, information presented in a list format is easily digestible and r ..read more
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How To Keep Writing During The Holiday Hubbub | Writer’s Relief
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by Writer's Relief Staff
1w ago
’Tis the season for gatherings, traveling, shopping, baking, fa-la-la-ing, and more! With so much to do, you might notice your scheduled “butt in chair” writing time is being hijacked for wrapping gifts, icing the cinnamon rolls, and other holiday tasks. At Writer’s Relief, we know it can be difficult to stick to your regular writing schedule right now. But you don’t want to lose your momentum or put your writing on the back burner. Here are our best tips on how to sidestep distractions and keep writing during the holiday hubbub. How To Keep Writing During The Busy Holidays Plan ahead. If yo ..read more
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How Writers Are Always Looking For Ideas | Writer’s Relief
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1w ago
Writers never switch off their brains—we’re always looking for ideas and inspiration! In this article Writer’s Relief found on LitHub.com, author Ethan Joella explains how he can’t help but notice random bits of inspiration, from the taste of sand to the items seen in a neighbor’s garage. His constant idea-collecting even led to a towel becoming one of the central objects of his second novel, A Quiet Life. Read more here about how to find writing ideas by noticing the details others often overlook. The post How Writers Are Always Looking For Ideas | Writer’s Relief appeared first on Wri ..read more
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The 6 Best Ways To End A Blog Article | Writer’s Relief
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by Writer's Relief Staff
2w ago
Many creative writers also have blogs to help them build an audience and stay connected with their readers between publications. Blog posts and articles are a great way to keep your followers up to date on you and your writing. And just like your poems, short stories, personal essays, or book, sometimes it can be difficult to determine how you should end your blog article. At Writer’s Relief, we know the ending of your blog post will leave the biggest impression on your readers—so it’s important to get it right! Here are the 6 best ways to end a blog article so that your readers stay engaged ..read more
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Literary-Themed Holiday Decorations And Décor | Writer’s Relief
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by Writer's Relief Staff
2w ago
While some enthusiastic holiday revelers start decorating the day after Halloween for all the upcoming winter holidays, don’t feel remiss if you haven’t yet decked the halls. The resident décor diva here at Writer’s Relief has some great ideas for adding a dash of extra sparkle—with a literary touch, of course! Give your home lots of festive, storybook touches with these literary-themed holiday decorations and décor. Holiday Decorations And Décor With A Literary Theme photo via Etsy Book Page Wreath: Choose Your Own Book! This crafty designer will take a page from your favorite book and mak ..read more
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Should “Goblin Mode” Be The Word Of The Year? | Writer’s Relief
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by Blog Editor
2w ago
For the first time, the Oxford English Dictionary is allowing everyone to vote on the Word Of The Year! In this article Writer’s Relief found on LitHub.com, the choices for Word Of The Year are “metaverse,” “#IStandWith,” and “Goblin mode.” Perhaps the most unique and interesting of the three options, “Goblin mode” is “the idea of rejecting societal expectations put upon us, in favor of doing whatever one wants to.” You can vote for your favorite word using a link in the article. Don’t delay: Voting closes on December 2, 2022. Read more about the three choices for Word Of The Year and cast yo ..read more
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Featured Client: Hannah Jane Weber | Writer’s Relief
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by Blog Editor
3w ago
Click on the video above to hear about Hannah Jane’s experience with Writer’s Relief! Even with family members pitching in, Hannah Jane Weber realized she was spending way too much time researching and making submissions instead of writing. And worse yet, she was only submitting to a fraction of the potential markets available! Thankfully, one of the submissions Hannah Jane did make was to Writer’s Relief. Once we were handling the hours of research and preparing her submissions, Hannah Jane was able to focus on writing—and seeing her work published. With the help of Writer’s Relief, Hannah J ..read more
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7 Tips For Accurately Proofreading Your Own Work ǀ Writer’s Relief
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by Writer's Relief Staff
3w ago
Before you submit your short story, poems, personal essay, or book manuscript to literary editors or agents, it’s vital that your work is proofread. For the best results, the experts at Writer’s Relief recommend trusting the fresh eyes of a grammar-savvy friend or a professional proofreader to proofread your work, but that’s not always possible. Professional proofing can be pricey, and you may not know anyone qualified to review your work. Since you’re so familiar with your writing, it can be tricky to be your own proofreader—but if you’re diligent, it can be done. Follow these 7 tips for acc ..read more
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