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Category Archives: Creative Writing Craft and Techniques

3-Word Writing Prompts: A Great Way To Break Through Writer’s Block | Writer’s Relief

Writer’s block can stifle your creativity in more than one way. Sometimes, you reach a point in your writing where you feel stuck—you simply can’t figure out what happens next or how to end a story or poem. Other times, you’ve finished the piece you’ve been working on and can’t think of something new to… Continue Reading

Writers: Plays To Read To Improve Your Story’s Dialogue | Writer’s Relief

Dialogue is one of the most important elements of your short story or novel. Believable dialogue will make your characters  three-dimensional, relatable, and real. At Writer’s Relief, we know readers want to  identify with your characters or to recognize the realistic people you’re creating—whether they love them or hate them! For a playwright, effective dialogue… Continue Reading

Dos And Don’ts Of Taking Feedback On Your Creative Writing | Writer’s Relief

Every writer knows the importance of getting feedback on your work—but it’s also a complicated matter. On the one hand, if a critique partner misunderstands or misconstrues, the resulting critique can be devastating. On the other hand, if a reader adores what you’ve written, it can be easy to lapse into complacency. Even a spot-on… Continue Reading

15 Exercises To Strengthen Your Writing | Writer’s Relief

There are lots of motivated folks whose New Year’s resolutions include exercising regularly and getting into tiptop shape. And Writer’s Relief knows that, for writers, there are many benefits to exercises that strengthen our craft (rather than our muscles). You don’t even have to break a sweat—but feel free to grab a water bottle or… Continue Reading

Should You Use Uncommon Or Unusual Words In Your Writing? | Writer’s Relief

A writer’s natural love of words can lead to wonderful reading and interesting writing. But sometimes, a logophile’s good intentions to introduce the world to unique vocabulary can backfire. Is it time to put away your dictionary and revert to a middle-school word list? Writer’s Relief explains why you might want to avoid uncommon words… Continue Reading



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