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Both fiction and memoir writing have endeavored to make sense of (or even see the senselessness of) violent conflict. But writing about war can be tricky: Some readers might be sensitive about graphic depictions of war and violence; others may have a hard time...
Query letter writing workshops will often advise you to mention comparable book titles in your letter to illustrate where your own book might fit within the publishing market. While it may be helpful for a literary agent to see the titles you feel are similar to your...
Updated 11/30/22 We all know that it’s important to incorporate “the five senses” in our descriptive writing. In poems, sensory details make images come alive. In short stories and books, the characters’ five senses are what allow us to get lost in the story. But few...
We’re pleased to offer this article from author and editor Harrison Demchick. In this guest post, he shares a fresh perspective on clichés and how to avoid them in your writing—on more than just the phrase-level. Most writers know to avoid clichés. Clichés, after all,...
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