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Did You Miss It? Writer’s Relief’s Best Articles Of 2016

In 2016, we were busy building on what we do best and reaching out to writers and readers in fun, new ways! We helped you laugh, think, and grow with Writer’s Relief articles featuring our best literary pickup lines, great writing tips, smart ways to improve your query letters, and how keeping a reading journal can improve your life. Our Web Design Relief articles focused on the most effective ways to promote your author brand and website. And Self-Publishing Relief explained how to determine if self-publishing is, in fact, the right path for you.

We also began posting articles on the up-and-coming, writer-centric online blogging platform Medium, where we already have over 7,000 followers! And our social media audience has grown to over 142,000 followers, fans, and friends.

Here’s a look back at our most popular Submit Write Now! articles from 2016. And as we look forward to 2017, be sure you’re signed up for our Submit Write Now! newsletter so you don’t miss a single update on sharpening your writing skills, funny grammar gaffes, social media marketing tips, and the latest trends in author website designs—all delivered right to your inbox!

Five of the top articles from Writer’s Relief in 2016:

How To Write A Great First Line (With 12 Unforgettable Examples)

9 Query Letter Phrases That Get Results

Which Famous Writer’s Personality Matches Yours? Take The Quiz

5 Ways Keeping A Reading Journal Will Change Your Life

How To Flirt With A Word Geek: 25 Literary Pickup Lines


The top two Web Design Relief articles of 2016:

How To Make Readers Fall In Love With Your Author Website

How To Identify (And Focus On) Your Promotional Strengths


The two most-read Self-Publishing Relief articles of 2016:

Is Self-Publishing Right For You? A Quiz

5 Self-Published Books That Were Made Into Movies


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In case you need one more reason (AKA excuse) to bulk up your bookshelves, here’s a great article on all the reasons books are the best accessories. “Everyone has a favorite accessory—those black pumps that have become the staple in your closet, the suede bag that goes with everything, the sunglasses everyone compliments you on… Continue Reading

3 Lessons For Query Letter Writing From The Election

This presidential campaign has been one for the books—and the thought of reading another election-related article may make you want to crawl under a rock until mid-November. But believe it or not, we’ve found some positive lessons from this election year that you can apply to your query letter writing. (Yes, seriously!) The Politics Of… Continue Reading

Writer: Are You A Good Candidate For NaNoWriMo?

It’s almost November, and many writers are already stocking up on energy bars, warming up their coffee mugs, and gearing up for National Novel Writing Month—NaNoWriMo! This event, which has become overwhelmingly popular over the past few years, has a simple premise: Try to write the first draft of a novel (50,000 words) in just… Continue Reading

15 Unforgettable YA Books For Teen Read Week

Officially launched in 1998 by the American Library Association and  the Young Adult Library Services Association, Teen Read Week encourages teenagers to read for the fun of it. It’s also a great time to focus on Young Adult literature, traditionally defined as books for and/or about 13- to 18-year-olds, and perhaps most known for its… Continue Reading

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