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Writer’s Relief Named One Of The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2017

 

Break out the bubbly—we’re celebrating! Here at Writer’s Relief, we couldn’t be more excited about being named one of the top 100 Best Websites For Writers In 2017. You’ll find us listed in the Publishing category. Here’s what the kind folks at The Write Life had to say:

 

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For more than 20 years, Writer’s Relief has helped creatives successfully submit their writing to literary journals, book publishers, agents and more. The staff’s blog is full of publishing tips, and they also have a paid-subscriber-only classifieds section listing contests, conferences and residences.

 

See the criteria Writer’s Relief had to meet in order to qualify for the list, which post of ours was a fan favorite, and more here!

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What Are The Hardest Words For Lexicographers To Define?

Even professional lexicographers have trouble agreeing on the definitions of certain words in the dictionary. But interestingly enough, the most challenging words to define aren’t the ten-syllable mouthfuls like “antidisestablishmentarianism,” but instead are the seemingly simplest words we use. The challenge for lexicographers, Stamper explains, is to provide a concise, clear definition for the average dictionary… Continue Reading

Lessons Writers Can Deduce From Sherlock Holmes

Want to write a character that transcends the centuries? A character whose reach extends far beyond the pages of a book? A new book, Arthur And Sherlock by Michael Sims, tells the story of the creation of the world-famous detective and explores the traits that continue to make him fascinating. From the publisher’s website: “As… Continue Reading

Chuck Finley: The Book-Saving Superhero Who Doesn’t Exist

  Who is Chuck Finley? At a library in Florida, librarians took drastic steps to stop the destruction of important library books. According to the Orlando Sentinel, “Chuck Finley appears to be a voracious reader, having checked out 2,361 books at the East Lake County Library in a nine-month period this year.” But Finley didn’t… Continue Reading






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