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Is The Festival Of Lights Hanukkah or Chanukah? | Writer’s Relief

Ever wonder why there are multiple spellings of Hanukkah/Chanukah? According to an article that Writer’s Relief found in Time:

“With so many ways to correctly get the point of Hanukkah across, the proper spelling really turns into a matter of preference and mass appeal. If you want to fit in with the crowd, opt for the Hanukkah spelling, now the most widely used of the choices.

However, don’t forget Chanukah, the second most popular spelling and the favorite of traditionalists. Just how did Hanukkah‘s spelling become so popular and oust Chanukah atop the list?…”

Read more about how to spell Hanukkah!

10 Instant Stress-Busters For Busy Writers | Writer’s Relief

Why is it that the busier we are, the worse we treat ourselves? When life gets crazy, that’s when we are most in need of some TLC—and that’s exactly when we are least likely to give it to ourselves! At Writer’s Relief, we know a little something about happy writers, so we’ve compiled a few… Continue Reading

8 Writing Submission Tips To Learn From Mailing Out Holiday Cards | Writer’s Relief

A good writer is someone who loves to read—and learn. So…what can an aspiring author learn from the ritual of mailing holiday cards this season? Writer’s Relief explains how the same skills used for efficiently sending out holiday cards can make you more effective when submitting short stories, poems, and essays to literary magazines and… Continue Reading

Remembering Pearl Harbor With Historical Fiction | Writer’s Relief

On “a date which will live in infamy,” the 1941 December 7 attacks on Pearl Harbor became a turning point during World War II. Today, we authors and readers continue to remember the event through storytelling. Writer’s Relief invites you to check out this list of historical fiction novels inspired in part by the Pearl Harbor… Continue Reading

The Fastest Way To Find Literary Magazines For Your Writing | Writer’s Relief

Finding the best literary magazines for your creative writing submissions can take up a lot of your time—thousands of literary journals are actively publishing! And thousands more appear to be active online but are actually on hiatus or are no longer publishing. Writer’s Relief knows that researching literary magazines for your submissions isn’t just about… Continue Reading

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