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New Template: Create Your Book Covers in Microsoft Word

Earlier this week I promised some help for authors who want to create their own book covers in Microsoft Word, but who find getting all the technical …

How To Get Published

Four debut novelists on elevator pitches, getting an agent, and writing your first book.<p>It's only June and 2014 is already an awesome year for literature. In the first half of the year, we've seen new books from heavy hitters like Gary Shteyngart, Chang-rae Lee, Lorrie Moore, Ben Marcus, Karen …

5 simple ways to tighten your writing

Writing is hard.<p>You have to make your point succinctly and persuasively, while following a bunch of rules and journalistic standards. Writing is part …

The Best Hemingway Novels

<i>In her new biography,</i> Influencing Hemingway: The People and Places That Shaped His Life and Work<i>, Nancy W. Sindelar introduces the reader to the</i> …

25 Books Every Writer Should Read

From Flavorwire:<p>The hard work, the MFA vs. NYC debate, the negativity, the importance of a good Twitter account, the parties you have to go to, the …

MS Word Sucks – Here Are 5 Better Tools for Writing Blog Posts

Imagine trying to chop down a mighty oak tree with a pocketknife. You’d feel pretty stupid, right? Plus, it would take you a long, long time. What …

Think Like A Doctor: Diagnose And Cure What Ails Your Book - Writer's Relief, Inc.

One of the most important skills you can have as a writer is the ability to detach yourself from your work and diagnose its weaknesses objectively—as …

Do You Make These 5 Surprising Short Story Mistakes? - Writer's Relief, Inc.

Although a “mistake” is always in the eye of the beholder, there are a few common weaknesses that we regularly see in short stories by new authors …

How to Write a Novel Synopsis: 5 Tips (Guest Post by Chuck Sambuchino)

How to Be a Writer: Hemingway’s Advice to Aspiring Authors

<b>Ernest Hemingway</b> (July 21, 1899–July 2, 1961) has contributed a great deal to the collected advice of great writers, from his famous admonition against the dangers of ego to his short and stellar Nobel Prize acceptance speech. But some of his finest wisdom springs to life in a 1935 <i>Esquire</i> piece …

The Best Apps for Any Kind of Writing

Writing is a very personal practice, and as a result you have a million writing-focused apps to choose from. From distraction-free apps that take up …

Apps

9 Key Elements Of Great Endings For Books And Stories - Writer's Relief, Inc.

After a reader finishes a book or a short story, it’s often the ending that resonates most strongly. In some ways, the whole book is about its …

How To Improve Your Writing In Your Sleep…Literally - Writer's Relief, Inc.

Writers of ages past produced their masterworks without a computer, or even a typewriter, for centuries. Chaucer, Cervantes, Shakespeare—each made …

The Art Of Using Correct Verb Tenses In Your Writing

<i>By Writer's Relief Staff:</i><p>Enforcing consistent verb tense in your writing is crucial. Nothing makes an editor’s brain hurt more than trying to read through distracting or confusing verb tenses. If one sentence has so many varying tenses that readers don’t know if you’re coming or going, you can be …

The Books You Think Every Intelligent Person Should Read: Crime and Punishment, Moby-Dick & Beyond (Many Free Online)

While I normally try not to get involved with comments on web sites (you know what I mean), I'd rather get involved with the comments of some web …

6 Keys to Revising Your Fiction

<b>1) Make sure you’re in love.</b> I’m not a genius, my stories are not born lovely and perfect, their language strong, their plot lean and exciting. I …

6 Writing Lessons from Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window

It has gotten to the point where I can’t watch a film or TV show, read a book, listen to a song, or play a video game without thinking…<i>What can this</i> …

There’s an App for That – 22 Apps and Tools Every Writer Should Know About

<b>FOR CREATIVITY</b><p>Stuck in a writing rut? Try starting your writing session with a quick prompt or mix it up with new characters and scenes.<p>Being a …

The Clock's Ticking: Why Aren't You Writing?

<i>By Writer's Relief staff:</i><p>Time. There never seems to be enough of it, especially if you’re trying to schedule writing time into your already busy day. It’s all too easy to let other tasks and responsibilities push writing aside, assuming that you will get to it tomorrow. But tomorrow becomes the …

6 Fixes For Repetitive Writing

Pi may go on forever, but your writing shouldn't. Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 (i.e. 3.14), and in honor of everyone's favorite endless irrational number, we've curated six tips for more concise writing.<p><b>Overly Long Words.</b> Eschew sesquipedalian diction! In other words, don't use long words--at …

Best Smartphone Apps for Writers

Smartphones might be an indie author’s best friend. As life and work continue to become more mobile, writers don't have to be concerned about having …

Before and After: “The Habit that Changed My Life Was Becoming a Morning Writer.”

<i>I’m writing my next book, Before and After, about how we make and break habits–an issue very relevant to happiness. Each week, I’ll post a</i> …

How to Write Damn Good Sentences | Rainmaker.FM

Demian Farnworth imparts his vast wisdom to teach you what makes a good sentence a <i>damn</i> good sentence.<p>Well look at that.<p>Can you believe this is …

How to Write a Professional Bio For Your Social Media Profiles

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Talking about yourself is hard. Doing it in 160 characters or less is even harder.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>That’s probably why so many of us end up stressed about …