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  • Poetry is having a moment. A BIG moment. Welcome to the age of “Instapoets”! Instapoets—so named because their popularity started on Instagram—have built massive online followings across multiple social media platforms and have even forged paths into the big-name print best-seller lists. Their lively and passionate fan base is staggering—especially since prose has long been […]

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  • Submit To Our Review Board Now accepting short stories, essays, poetry, and books! DEADLINE: Thursday, April 19th, 2018 How are you celebrating National Poetry Month? At Writer’s Relief, we recommend immersing yourself in contemporary poetry—inspirational and innovative poetry that has been written in the last hundred years or so. Here are some of our favorite […]

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  • In May of 2016, Macmillian bought a self-publishing company called Pronoun—and about eighteen months later, they decided to close it. Writer’s Relief found this Publisher’s Weekly article that explains why: Asked why Pronoun was being shuttered 18 months after the acquisition, Seroy said despite Macmillan investment in the platform and “terrific” feedback from Pronoun authors, […]

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  • Dialogue is one of the most important elements of your short story or novel. Believable dialogue will make your characters  three-dimensional, relatable, and real. At Writer’s Relief, we know readers want to  identify with your characters or to recognize the realistic people you’re creating—whether they love them or hate them! For a playwright, effective dialogue […]

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  • A writing residency is the trip of a lifetime for many creative writers. From far-flung fantasy getaways to rugged, rustic cabins, writing retreats offer you an opportunity to focus on your work-in-progress in an inspiring setting. Some writing residencies are competitive and come with stipends and lots of bragging rights; others are simply rent-a-room options […]

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  • As the home of the Blarney stone, Ireland has produced some of the greatest talkers—and writers!—over the centuries. To celebrate Irish History Month and St. Patrick’s Day, Writer’s Relief has created a list of our favorite books by Irish authors that deserve some room on your bookshelf! Must-Read Books By Irish Authors The Picture of […]

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  •   Think hemming and hawing are  signs of enervated elocution?  Think again! In this NPR article found by Writer’s Relief, we learned that new linguistic studies show that “um” and “ah” and “uh” are much more than useless sounds:   The evidence shows we also may use these words intentionally as buffers before offering what […]

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  • On the Greek islands of Paros and Naxos, Peter, an American professor, recalls the legendary abandonment of Ariadne and Neobule. By coincidence, he meets Doris, a beautiful young American cellist abandoned by a German industrialist. Her eccentric behavior, however, befuddles him. He theorizes that her free spirit and seemingly licentious behavior belie some kind of modern tragedy, but he despairs ...

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