Ernest Hemingway once said, “Show the readers everything, tell them nothing.” Following this writing advice of “Show, Don’t Tell” is essential for a good short story, novel, or memoir. But “Showing” your characters and plot through your writing isn’t as easy as...
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Many stories benefit from a touch of humor (and if you’re writing a funny story, it’s a must-have). Even the most serious novels, memoirs, or stories can use lighthearted moments to diffuse tension. When used correctly, humor can help hook your readers and keep them...
Grammar mistakes are a pet peeve of many writers, but even the most diligent writer will occasionally make a grammar gaffe. And some words seem to be the culprits more often than others! It’s important to carefully proofread your writing to catch these sneaky...
Writing a memoir is very different from writing an autobiography. To write an engaging, interesting memoir, you need to know which parts of your life story to focus on and how to best present those moments to your reader. You don’t want to delve into every detail of...
Submissions to literary agents and editors are typewritten in order to be legible and tidy. But what if we want to delve deeper into the inner psyche of an author? The amateur sleuths here at Writer’s Relief have called upon their (not so) extensive graphology skills...
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