Posted on February 8, 2023 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Authors of contemporary P.I. thrillers have plenty of latitude, but surely few of them would turn down input from an...

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Posted on February 8, 2023 at 9:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The issue of including characters that don't look like you in fiction is a complex one, with no hard-and-fast answer....

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Posted on February 7, 2023 at 1:10 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We do our best to share relevant publishing news and writing advice for you on our author blog. But nobody...

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Posted on February 7, 2023 at 9:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Better safe than sorry is a helpful philosophy for many situations. And Penny Sansevieri says that one such instance is...

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Posted on February 6, 2023 at 12:48 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author Kerri Schlottman hears point of view and perspective used interchangeably when discussing literary techniques. She corrects that misconception in...

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Posted on February 6, 2023 at 9:41 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Two companies that indie authors are likely to be using have announced or enacted previously announced changes of note. First:...

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Posted on February 5, 2023 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Once again, we know many authors prefer a more improvisational approach to writing, even if there is some structure underneath....

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Posted on February 4, 2023 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A few of the items in Dan Holloway's news roundup for the Alliance of Independent Authors are studies in contrasts....

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Posted on February 3, 2023 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

February is flash fiction writing month at Writer's Digest, which is releasing a prompt each day to inspire you to...

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Posted on February 3, 2023 at 11:05 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Don't get author and editor Dave King wrong — he's fine with retiring storytelling techniques that don't work well. But...

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