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A Brave New World: Online Book Events | Writer’s Relief

A Brave New World: Online Book Events | Writer’s Relief

With bookstores closed due to the pandemic, authors are taking their book tour events online. In an article at lithub.com, Writer’s Relief learned that, while a well-attended in-person event can draw an audience of about 100 attendees, virtual online book events can have thousands of viewers. And why not? You can attend in your pajamas! But will this uptick in  attendance translate into more book sales?

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Off To A Great Start: The 27 Best Opening Lines In Books | Writer’s Relief

As the famous opening line from Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut so neatly sums up: All this happened, more or less. All of the opening lines in this article Writer’s Relief found on the Independent website not only happened, they qualify as the best opening lines in books. How many do you recognize? See the entire… Continue Reading

Why Jane Austen Is Still So Adaptable And Relevant | Writer’s Relief

With another adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved classic Emma expected soon in theaters, it seems the author’s insights into human nature are still relevant today. According to an article Writer’s Relief found at bbc.com: There are the same social pressures. There are class divisions and we’re having these invisible wars on the Internet. I don’t… Continue Reading

Finalists for Aspen Words Literary Prize Announced | Writer’s Relief

It’s down to the final five books in the running for the Aspen Words Literary Prize! This $35,000 annual prize recognizes fiction writers who explore the major social issues of our time. The winner will be announced in April 2020, but you can choose your next great read from the shortlist in this article Writer’s… Continue Reading



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