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Is It A Memoir Or An Autobiography? | Writer’s Relief

Happy Lifewriting Month! Ever wonder why people today seem to publish “memoir” over “autobiography?” According to this article Writer’s Relief found in Signature:

“It used to be simple: famous people wrote autobiographies; nobodies wrote memoirs.”

But today, books by famous people…

“… read much more like memoirs—what used to be autobiography’s emotional, disreputable little sister, and now has become such a dominant nonfiction genre that it’s hard to find a traditional autobiography anymore.”

Read the whole article here.

How Gratitude Can Make You A Better Writer | Writer’s Relief  

As an author, you know the writing life can sometimes be lonely, thankless, and grueling—and don’t forget the rejections! But writers can also find great joy and success in their craft, and often the deciding factor between a frustrated writer and a successful author is attitude. Writer’s Relief knows there are many benefits to being… Continue Reading

11 Things Writers Forget To Include In Their Query Letters To Literary Agents | Writer’s Relief

A query letter for a literary agent has so many important parts—from the first line, to the book blurb, to the author bio, to the closing lines. With so much information to manage, it’s no wonder many writers forget critical elements of their book query letters! Writer’s Relief Reviews The Most Common Things Writers Forget… Continue Reading

Women In Publishing: Struggles In The Workplace | Writer’s Relief

  The publishing industry workforce is 80% women and, according to this article found by Writer’s Relief in Publisher’s Weekly, many have experienced some form of harassment:   “We found that in spite of publishing’s high percentage of female workers (it’s estimated at roughly 80%), the industry still has a sexual harassment problem. (A number… Continue Reading





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