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Category Archives: The Writing Life

5 Steps To Find The Best Possible Literary Agent For Your Book | Writer’s Relief

When you begin querying literary agents to represent your novel or memoir, what steps can you take to ensure you’ll connect with the best possible literary agent—one you’ll really, really like? Here at Writer’s Relief, we’ve been helping writers find the right literary agents since 1994. So we have some tried-and-true tips that can help… Continue Reading

27 Quick-Fix Self-Editing Hacks That Will Instantly Make You A Better Writer | Writer’s Relief

To quote author Dr. Seuss (who once wrote a story using only fifty words), “…the writer who breeds more words than he needs is making a chore for the reader who reads.” At Writer’s Relief, we know that, after creating a first draft, it’s important for writers to know how to self-edit their novels, short stories, memoirs, and other creative prose. Effective editing will help… Continue Reading

How To Write The Perfect Author Bio for Your Book’s Query Letter | Writer’s Relief

Good author biographies are so easy to read, but writing the perfect author bio is anything but easy. At Writer’s Relief, we know it takes skill and publishing industry savvy to create an author bio that will impress publishing professionals (like literary agents, editors, and booksellers) and convince readers to buy your book. In fact,… Continue Reading

Experimental Fiction: What Is It And Who’s Publishing It | Writer’s Relief

Experimental fiction is a hot topic in contemporary literary magazines. This new concept has a modern, cutting-edge sensibility that puts the genre at the center of conversations about what fiction can (and can’t) do. At Writer’s Relief, we know editors love experimental literature for the way it pushes boundaries, while writers love experimental fiction for… Continue Reading

13 Dangers Of Working With An Author Mill (And How To Spot And Avoid Them) | Writer’s Relief

You’ve probably heard the term “puppy mill”: It refers to irresponsible breeders bringing puppies into the world in huge numbers without properly caring for them. You may also have heard of a “diploma mill”: an unaccredited college or university handing out “degrees” to anyone willing to pay. But Writer’s Relief wants to be sure you… Continue Reading



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