Like it or not, if you want to get your short story or poem published in a literary journal, the length is going to matter. More readers are using mobile devices to scroll through short stories and poetry, and longer works are harder to enjoy on a cell phone or...
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You’re writing a short story and have a great opening line, an interesting plot that will wrap up neatly, and a word count that’s right on track. Yet, it still seems like something’s missing. At Writer’s Relief, we know there are must-have elements that make the...
Sooner or later, every short story writer comes across a list of writing pitfalls that are considered narrative poison. Include these elements at your own peril, you’re warned. But at Writer’s Relief, we know that many of these rules are not chiseled in stone—some are...
If you’re a short story writer who wants to get published, you’re always on the lookout for the best writing advice. You want to know: What elements are always found in good short stories? And how do you write a fully developed plot with multidimensional characters in...
Sometimes, writing an entire book—or poem, or short story, or personal essay—can seem much easier than coming up with a great title! And if selecting the absolute best title to accurately reflect your work isn’t daunting enough, the enormous pressure to make sure it’s...
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