Self-editing is a tricky skill: Not only does it require technical know-how, it also demands that writers understand their own emotional obstacles. Writer’s Relief has written countless articles about craft and technique for revisions: Today, we’re looking at the way...
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The Author’s Unofficial Guide To Critique Translation
Having your writing critiqued—or offering a well-meaning critique—during a workshop or writers group meeting can be an emotional minefield. Some writers are too sensitive to accept anything less than an enthusiastic bravo! Others are too quick to dismiss critique from...
5 Ways To Shorten Your Short Stories
Ever wonder why all short stories are called short, when in fact some of them are medium-length and some are long? These days, many editors of literary journals, especially online literary journals, are putting increasing emphasis on short short stories—that is, short...
How To Revise Your Novel
Revise your novel using these tips and self-checks. Be sure your plot, characterization, point of view, and narrative is strong before submitting for publication.
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