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After the hardships we faced due to Hurricane Sandy—at work and in our personal lives—we are grateful for the strides we’ve made to get back on track. So today, we wanted to show our thanks for writers (because Writer’s Relief wouldn’t exist without you, and sometimes, writing can feel like a thankless job). And we wanted to offer our readers a chance to express their thanks too! So we’ve put together a Thanksgiving mini contest. Read on!
Writers keep us going—and not just because the writing community has been so supportive of our business since the early days in 1994.
Here’s how writers inspire us every day:
Writers keep us going with their dedication, their diligence, their never-say-die attitude.
Writers are generous and brave; they’re not afraid to share their innermost thoughts. It’s a constant reminder that—in spite of our differences—we’re all human beings and we’re all just trying our best.
Writers transport us to other places when we need a little break from reality. There’s no deeper or more immersive escape than staying up all night to find out what happens next.
Writers challenge us. They keep us talking. They strive against worldwide censorship. They push the envelope. They remind us that, as a world community, we have a long way to go.
This writer inspired us by turning heartache into art. This writer dedicated much of her life to supporting other people’s creative efforts—and blew us away when she finally started to give the same amount of attention to her own. This writer has received two thousand rejections and hasn’t jumped off a bridge yet.
Individual writers inspire us in so many ways—and we’re grateful every day for the opportunity to work with such a creative group of people.
Let’s share the love!
CONTEST: Write a 100-word-or-less paragraph about one writer that inspired YOU (and be sure to share it with that person, if you can!). Post it in our comments section below. On NOVEMBER 26, we’ll choose one winner to receive the Writer’s Relief e-book of his/her choice for free. This contest is now closed. Congratulations to our winner Janice Carter! Thank you to all who participated!