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Category Archives: The Writing Life

4 Things You Should Know When Writing A Character Based On An Actual Person | Writer’s Relief

At Writer’s Relief, we know life is often stranger than fiction—which is why so many novelists are inspired by real people and their extraordinary lives. In fact, when you’re writing a character, it can be helpful to draw inspiration from an actual person, since the individual’s choices and actions have already produced consequences that you… Continue Reading

3 Situations When A Writer Should Say No | Writer’s Relief

Many people have a hard time saying no, even when they feel it is the right thing to do. Writers in particular may find that a simple word like “no” is one of the trickiest in their extensive vocabularies. But at Writer’s Relief, we know that learning how to say no confidently and kindly is… Continue Reading

How To Connect With Literary Magazine Editors Who Will Love Your Writing | Writer’s Relief

Do you ever wish you had a crystal ball that could predict which literary magazine editors will love your creative writing submission so much they’ll be thrilled to publish it? Well, friends, Writer’s Relief knows that the only surefire way to find out if a literary magazine editor loves your writing is to send a… Continue Reading

What To Do When You Miss A Writing Or Publishing Deadline | Writer’s Relief

Writer’s Relief knows there are two kinds of deadlines in a writer’s life: those you set for yourself, and those literary agents or editors set for you. If you ignore your own self-imposed deadlines in favor of sleeping in a few extra minutes every day, you only have yourself to answer to. But if you… Continue Reading

Tax Organization Hacks To Simplify Your Writer Write-Offs | Writer’s Relief

Keeping track of your creative writing expenses in order to claim self-employment business write-offs on your tax forms can be a huge hassle. But not tracking these expenses throughout the year could lead to backtracking and scrambling, a loss of precious writing time, or costly tax mistakes and penalties. At Writer’s Relief, we know keeping… Continue Reading



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