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Featured Client: Julie Domonkos

After hearing good things about Writer’s Relief from a fellow workshop attendee, Julie signed up as a client and, in just a short time with us, has already earned four acceptances for her beautifully crafted short stories. Her eloquent, flowing sentences express her characters’ every emotion without bogging the story down with lengthy dialogue, and the conversations that do arise are never superfluous: Each line works to drive the plot home. More than anything else, Julie’s contemporary writing does something few writers’ can: It tells the truth, unequivocally and unabashedly. Watch Julie’s video to find out how Writer’s Relief helped her go from unpublished writer to accomplished author!

In Her Own Words

Fiction writing is my second career. I left a grueling schedule in the violence against women movement because I wanted to spend more time with my young children. Finally, I had the time to pursue creative writing, a lifelong wish. I took a class at NYU and the instructor, Susie Mee, invited me into her private workshop. It was an incredible experience to explore creative writing, surrounded by a talented teacher and a group of aspiring writers.

But how was I going to find the time to try to get published?

One of the students in Susie’s workshop mentioned Writer’s Relief. I looked into it and knew it was exactly what I needed. I could squeeze the time out of my family life to go to Susie’s workshop and produce some writing, but Writer’s Relief was the answer to where the time would come from to get published.

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I became a client in 2010 and since then I have had four short stories accepted for publication. With the help of Writer’s Relief, I have also been able to make the time to write a novel, which I plan to submit early next year.

Thank you, Writer’s Relief! With your help, I am a published author with credits and confidence.

About Julie Domonkos

Julie Domonkos is a graduate of Douglass College and the New York University School of Law. She is completing a novel and has published three short stories in The Talon Magazine, Verdad, and The Alembic. A fourth story will appear in the Fall 2012 issue of StringTown. She is the recipient of several awards including the New Rochelle “Women of Excellence Award” in 2003. Now a full-time fiction writer, Julie lives with her two children and husband in New Rochelle.

Before turning to fiction writing, Julie practiced corporate litigation and, after seven years, founded a legal services office for domestic violence victims in New York City. A recognized leader in the anti-domestic violence movement, in April 2000 Julie became Executive Director of My Sisters’ Place, a ground-breaking domestic violence services and advocacy organization in Westchester County, New York. She created enduring change for victims of violence against women by authoring and gaining passage of numerous pieces of legislation, including New York State’s laws against stalking and human trafficking. A frequent writer and lecturer on domestic violence, Julie authored numerous journal and newspaper pieces. She was a coeditor of and contributor to the “Lawyer’s Manual on Domestic Violence,” published by the New York State court system.

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