Posted on 06/24/2021 at 10:32 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: The Fussy Librarian encourages authors to make their own decisions over...

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Posted on 06/23/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

At one point in your life or another, you've become aware that someone is watching you — and felt self-conscious,...

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Posted on 06/23/2021 at 10:49 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You can probably empathize with historical fiction author Emma Lombard. She decided to self-publish because of the options it offers...

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Posted on 06/22/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We see a lot of relationship advice for fiction — romantic advice. But it dawned on author Vaughn Reynolds recently...

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Posted on 06/22/2021 at 09:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Authors frequently talk about how characters make plot decisions for them, sometimes to their great surprise. So it’s not a...

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Posted on 06/21/2021 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Book coach Susan DeFreitas typically sees three different launching points for novels: with a character, with a plot or story...

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Posted on 06/21/2021 at 11:54 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

For many introverts, the pandemic-era shift to virtual socialization was easy and perhaps even a bit comforting. Now, though, the...

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Posted on 06/20/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Kris Spisak has noticed that writers have an abundance of brainstorming exercises, pre-writing tactics, and drafting strategies at their fingertips....

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Posted on 06/19/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Breaking down large tasks into smaller ones can be a great way to motivate yourself to actually take action. That’s...

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Posted on 06/18/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Good news: writing an epigraph is a piece of cake. That’s because it’s typically less a matter of creating something...

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