In a noisy world full of blaring distractions, financial pressures, and success envy, it can be easy to lose the sound of your own voice as a writer. Writer’s Relief explains how to identify obstacles and obfuscators so you can tune back in, hear yourself think, and...
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The goal of a query letter is to get a literary agent excited enough to request more information about your book manuscript. But (gasp!) some writers, in their perfectly understandable enthusiasm, can be a little too intense—and too much excitement in your...
Many writers find it’s easy to be influenced by the books, stories, and poems that line their shelves. But on Tumblr, Neil Gaiman reassures new writers: “When we start out, we sound like other people. As we write we sound more and more like ourselves, and we become...
Miles Davis told us, “Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself.” And his advice holds true for writers who are trying to find their voice. Some writers will spend a lifetime trying to figure out who they are and what they have to say....
It’s all so important—color, texture, shading…evocative elements that call up emotion… But we’re not talking about high art; we’re talking about the query letter that you’re sending off to literary agents in hopes of getting a book deal. It’s one thing for your query...
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