Posted on 02/17/2020 at 04:01 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

“The pen is mightier than the sword” is an adage, but many writers perhaps literally live this saying — that...

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Posted on 02/17/2020 at 10:29 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you have a cellphone, you’ve likely received a spoof call. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that publishing-industry scammers are...

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Tagged As: Writer Beware

Posted on 02/16/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

No doubt you love writing. (And no doubt your life partner has commented on it with … some feeling.) Do...

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Posted on 02/15/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

C.S. Lakin knows that for some writers, the job is just that — a job. But for her — and,...

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Posted on 02/14/2020 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If Valentine’s Day has you in the mood … to write romance … then Writer’s Digest is ready to help....

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Posted on 02/13/2020 at 11:51 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Most of us have declared we’re going to manage our time better, and many of those people have even taken...

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Posted on 02/12/2020 at 01:01 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

When you create a character, you’ve likely formed a picture of him or her in addition to coming up with...

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Posted on 02/11/2020 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Confession: We’ve at least once rephrased a social media post, out of fear we’d mix up “uninterested” and “disinterested.” Yes,...

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Posted on 02/11/2020 at 10:07 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you liked the excerpt from Kris Spisak's new book, The Novel Editing Workbook, that we shared last week, we...

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Posted on 02/10/2020 at 11:35 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

How do you know when a truly reputable literary agency is soliciting you — or that the agency is actually...

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Tagged As: Writer Beware