Posted on December 6, 2023 at 9:38 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The publishing experts we follow have plenty of craft advice to offer. 

Here are the ones that we thought were can't-miss for our authors:

  • Making dialogue sound natural: Here's some advice on how to strike the balance between interesting and authentic, since "real" conversation is often not exactly scintillating (Now Novel).

  • Six rules of writing a clearing-your-own-name cozy: The driving force of many a cozy mystery is that the amateur sleuth taking on a case is in danger of being accused or convicted of the central crime, so author Kallie E. Benjamin shares her thoughts on making this structure work (Writer's Digest).

  • One piece of advice from 23 historical fiction authors: Robert Lee Brewer picks a top tip from each of the historical fiction writers he interviewed this year (Writer's Digest).

  • The fragile beauty of being alive: Donald Maass reflects on the methods that novelists can employ to create a deep meaning out of something far more prosaic and unremarkable, which he dubs the fragile beauty of being alive (Writer Unboxed).

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