Posted on 05/16/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Some people pride themselves on making decisions rationally; others credit their gut as guiding their reactions. When Kristine Kathryn Rusch...

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Posted on 05/15/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

At its simplest, a mystery novel is a puzzle. But as Zara Altair points out, there are certain features to...

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Posted on 05/14/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Nate Hoffelder has previously explained the technical details of selling books through your author website. He also recently explained, in...

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Posted on 05/14/2021 at 10:55 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Editor Louise Harnby opens her discussion of effective, compelling dialogue with a handy trick. Evaluate your dialogue by three measures:...

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Posted on 05/13/2021 at 03:34 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

There’s no shortage of advice on what to consider when creating a protagonist. Anne R. Allen chimes in with a...

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Posted on 05/13/2021 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We’ve shared advice on writing historical fiction — in which everything has definitely happened — and on writing science fiction/fantasy...

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Posted on 05/12/2021 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Knowing your target audience is, of course, key to any genre of writing. But it’s especially important for those writing...

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Posted on 05/12/2021 at 09:12 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Orna Ross, director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, has shared an excerpt from her latest book. The segment from...

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Posted on 05/11/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Most questions of professionals ask how writers can depict an expert accurately. But knowing how a novice would attempt something...

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Posted on 05/11/2021 at 09:41 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The hero’s journey is a concept most writers and students of literature are familiar with. But they perhaps haven’t heard...

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