Posted on 01/17/2022 at 10:35 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If the phrase author branding always strikes you as confusing or vague, then here's some (perhaps) comforting news. Penny Sansevieri,...

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Posted on 01/16/2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Starting projects is easy, for most people. Finishing them, on the other hand? Much more of a struggle. Author Sariah...

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Posted on 01/15/2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You've surely watched a TV show or movie — or possibly read a book — where the violence or sexual...

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Posted on 01/14/2022 at 03:23 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

At some point, all of us struggle with motivation, whether that's with writing or another endeavor. So first of all,...

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Posted on 01/14/2022 at 11:15 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We recently read a thriller novel, whose title we'll keep private since we didn't think the book was all that...

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Posted on 01/13/2022 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Being a full-time author requires, as you know, both creativity and business acumen. The former likely came naturally to you,...

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Posted on 01/13/2022 at 11:25 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Kristine Kathryn Rusch has two more installments of her year-in-review series. One of them, on contracts in traditional publishing, she...

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Posted on 01/12/2022 at 03:28 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We worried that describing round characters as "not the ones who just celebrated too many winter holidays" would be a...

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Posted on 01/12/2022 at 09:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Authors aim to make their characters feel real to readers. And one technique that they use — which editor Kayla...

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Posted on 01/11/2022 at 02:24 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Modern readers are lucky — if a book doesn't capture their interest, they can set it aside and try something...

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