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Cringe-Worthy Reviews About Famous Books From NYT Critics | Writer’s Relief

At Writer’s Relief, we know that even the most respected authors of classic literature take their share of hard knocks! Just check out these blistering reviews of top authors posted by the New York Times:

“Not one syllable of what Hemingway has written can or will be missed by any literate person in the world.” About Across the River and Into the Trees by Ernest Hemingway (1950).

“‘Catch-22’ has much passion, comic and fervent, but it gasps for want of craft and sensibility.” About Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (1963).

“Mr. Forster … evinces neither power nor inclination to come to grips with any vital human problem.” About Howards End by E.M. Forster (1911).

Read more of these famous books that received scathing reviews from the New York Times.

Do You Share These Ten Classic Personality Traits With Creative People? | Writer’s Relief

Ever stop and wonder about the connection between personality and creativity? Writer’s Relief found this article at the verywell website featuring a list of ten personality traits often associated with elevated levels of creative thinking: In his 1996 book Creativity: The Work and Lives of 91 Eminent People, positive psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi suggested that “of… Continue Reading

From Mainers To Oregonians: The Designated Names For Residents Of Every US State | Writer’s Relief

Ever wonder what you call someone who lives in Montana? What about the people who are from Kansas? And are the residents of Indiana really called Hoosiers? (Spoiler alert: yes they are!) See how many regional demonyms you recognize by checking out this article that Writer’s Relief found on lifehacker: What to Call People from… Continue Reading

How Hollywood Gets The Writing Life All Wrong | Writer’s Relief

Given that 90% of a writer’s career involves staring at paper or a computer screen, it’s not surprising that writers who dramatize life in the publishing industry  take lots of poetic liberties. Writer’s Relief got the scoop from this article in the New York Times about how Hollywood gets the publishing industry all wrong. Then… Continue Reading



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