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The Literary Agent Of The Future: Be Aware Of These Potential Changes!


The publishing industry has been on a roller coaster for the last few years. And it’s not just publishers who are changing, literary agents are too. As technology creates a more connected world, you can expect to see even more shifts in the way that literary agents operate. Here are just a few predictions aboutContinue Reading

Interview With An Author: Jonterri Gadson

Jonterri Gadson

In our Interview With An Author series, Writer’s Relief asks professional writers to share their tried-and-true secrets for publishing success. Jonterri Gadson is the author of the chapbook Pepper Girl (YesYes Books, 2012). She is the recipient of scholarships and fellowships from Cave Canem, Bread Loaf, University of Dayton, and the University of Virginia’s Creative Writing MFAContinue Reading

The Goldilocks Approach To Writing Description: Not Too Little, Not Too Much


Breaking and entering issues aside, the story of Goldilocks and The Three Bears can teach writers quite a bit about writing descriptive passages in their short stories, essays, novels, and other books. Some readers love long, descriptive passages that linger on every tiny detail of a scene. Others hate description and want snappy dialogue thatContinue Reading

“The Reason” Versus “The Reason Why:” Is There One Right Way?


For some writers—and especially the more persnickety members of the Grammar Police—the phrase “reason why” is a huge pet peeve. “Why” seems redundant when it follows “reason”; shouldn’t you simply say “the reason the cat jumped” as opposed to “the reason why the cat jumped?” Well, we hate to burst your bubble, but as perContinue Reading

The Money-Saving Guide To Writing Conferences: Save Hundreds Of Dollars With These 20 Tips


Smart career tips, networking possibilities, and craft development—writing conferences can be incredibly valuable to a writer. But they can also be prohibitively expensive! If you’re on a budget, these money-saving tips will help you plan an inexpensive trip that’s big on value but small on bucks. How To Find And Attend An Inexpensive Writing ConferenceContinue Reading

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