When you’re writing a short story or novel, you want your characters to be realistic and believable. After all, nobody’s perfect—not even your protagonist! While there are many ways to write authentic characters, at Writer’s Relief we know one of the best ways might...
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Animal Farm, Of Mice and Men, Breakfast at Tiffany’s: It may surprise you to learn that these well-known works are written in an often-overlooked genre—the novella. Usually between 30,000 and 50,000 words, a novella is the middle ground between a succinct short story...
There’s a lot of competition for your readers’ attention, from the latest binge-worthy series to social media to other novels and stories. Readers don’t want to wait until ten pages into your story before things get interesting, so it’s important to grab their...
Attempting a double backflip on the trampoline. Getting that pet llama. We all make mistakes, but writers never want to discover blunders in their writing. Some mistakes, like typos or grammar goofs, must be removed and corrected. But at Writer’s Relief, we know there...
From classic literature to comic books, perceptive readers will notice that even the most unique characters can fit into familiar molds. The characters in short stories, graphic novels, and novels are often based on archetypes—characters who represent a universal...
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