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The First Zombie On 'Walking Dead' Doesn't Look Like This Anymore

Mostly because she's not a zombie.<p>When we last saw Summer the Teddy Bear Walker, she and half of her face were looking to savagely tear Rick Grimes apart in the "Walking Dead" premiere five years ago. We know. Adorable, right? She was the first zombie to ever appear on the show and coincidentally …

Lessons Learned While Writing a Novel

My novel is in its last stages of editing, which is arduous and demanding. It is a story of: love, loss, melancholy and getting up after too many …

Ray Bradbury on Writing, Emotion vs. Intelligence, and the Core of Creativity

Between 1973 and 1974, journalist James Day hosted the short-lived but wonderful public television interview series <i>Day at Night</i>. Among his guests was the inimitable Ray Bradbury (August 22, 1920–June 5, 2012) — beloved writer, man of routine, tireless champion of space exploration, patron saint of …

Neil Gaiman’s Advice to Aspiring Writers

<b>Neil Gaiman</b> knows a thing or two about the secret of the creative life. In this mashup of Gaiman’s Nerdist podcast interview and scenes from films about writers, video-monger Brandon Farley captures the essence of Gaiman’s philosophy on writing and his advice to aspiring writers — a fine addition …

Three Writing Tools I Can't Live Without

Every author has their favourite tools, their own writing routine, and I’m no different. But I’ve spent years tweaking my writing methodology. Back in the mid-2000s, I used to write on the train from Reading to London on a Philips Velo, which was cutting edge technology at the time. I used to try …

Writing Advice: What You Should Do To Get Published

<i>By Writer's Relief staff:</i><p>Another day, another rejection letter—what’s a new writer to do? While holding your breath, stomping your feet, or crying might sound cathartic (not to mention dramatic), it won’t help your writing get published. You can, however, develop certain behaviors that will …

Revision: How to Edit and Polish Your Writing

Let a professional edit fix every grammatical mistake in your manuscript. Order Now >><p>In <i>Alphabet Juice</i>, Roy Blount Jr.’s earthy, contrarian screed to …

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Photos of 15 famous authors writing in their rooms

10 Tips on Writing from Joyce Carol Oates

In a recent tweeting spree, the inimitable <b>Joyce Carol Oates</b> offered ten tips on writing — a fine addition to this master-list of famous authors’ wisdom on the craft.<p>Write your heart out.The first sentence can be written only after the last sentence has been written. FIRST DRAFTS ARE HELL. FINAL …

Success In Writing: How To Win The Game

<i>From Writer's Relief Staff:</i><p>Let’s play a game. It’s called, “How do I become a successful writer?” While it’s not easy, Writer’s Relief has been in the game for a long time (almost 20 years!), so we’ll give you a hint: With these five game-changing skills, you can be sure the odds are in your</b> …

5 Ways to Write a Damn Good Sentence

Average copywriters write average sentences. You, I’m guessing, don’t want to be average.<p>You want to be great. You believe you can be <i>remarkable</i>.<p>That …

How I Write: Tracy Chevalier

The Girl With a Pearl Earring author talks about works of art that inspire her, watching Scarlett Johansson—and the Breaking Bad finale.<p><b>Describe your</b> …

Author Tim Powers Says "Trust the Cats"

Whenever there’s a loud noise outside my little back-room office, the cats all instantly look at me. (Somehow there are always at least two or three …

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Ten words to cut from your writing

As Mark Twain famously wrote, "I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead." His point? Strong writing is lean writing.<p>When you want to make your writing more powerful, cut out words you don't need--such as the 10 included in this post:<p><b>1. Just:</b> The word "just" is a …

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