Not every character in a short story or novel should be likable or relatable—and that includes protagonists! While it’s easy to root for the sympathetic characters and to care about their goals and struggles, unsympathetic characters are important too. Unsympathetic...
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Few readers may realize that author Jane Austen was also a singer and musician! She played the piano from about age ten and was most likely a soprano. In this article Writer’s Relief found on TheConversation.com, we learned that music was a subtle inspiration for...
Many authors use food in their short stories, novels, and memoirs to invoke the senses, reveal a little bit about their characters, and help readers visualize a scene. At Writer’s Relief, the only thing we like more than reading great stories that feature tasty food...
We may not think much about what our characters are eating, but Jane Austen did! In this article Writer’s Relief found on LitHub.com, Robert Tuesday Anderson reveals how Austen used the foods her characters ate, how much they ate, and how they balanced (or didn’t...
March is Women’s History Month, and at Writer’s Relief, we feel one of the best ways to celebrate is to read! This list of must-read fiction and nonfiction books honors women’s contributions to history, whether they rose above society’s expectations or fought for...
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