When creating a short story, poem, novel, or memoir, most authors don’t realize there’s something else they’ll need to write that’s almost as important: an author bio. The strategists at Writer’s Relief know that submissions to literary agents and journals usually...
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If you’ve written a biography, history, or popular science book, your query letter will face challenges that a query for a novel or memoir will not. As with most query letters, the two most important factors are your book blurb (the description of your book) and your...
When you read a novel, you get to walk in the shoes of your favorite character—whether a chivalrous knight on a medieval quest, a clever detective on the hunt for a killer, or a brave blogger dealing with mental health issues. But at Writer’s Relief, we find that the...
Often, the question of whether or not your author bio matters has no single, simple answer. Most editors and agents—especially those interested in fiction, poetry, and memoir—rightly focus on the quality of the work being submitted, not the author’s bio. That said,...
Sometimes it can be hard to know how much information is too much when you’re writing your author bio for your cover or query letter. Sharing a little bit of personal information in your author bio creates a better picture of who you are as a person and a writer. But...
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