Posted on 08/02/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writer’s Digest is marking one hundred years of publishing this year. So, naturally, one part of the celebration is a...

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Posted on 08/02/2021 at 10:45 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Victoria Strauss was likely glad — or as glad as one can be, given the topic — to write her...

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Posted on 08/01/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A paragraphing technique that bloggers and journalists make frequent use of can also benefit your fiction. That would be the...

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Posted on 07/31/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The distinction between dynamic and static characters is fairly straightforward — the former changes as the story progresses, while the...

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Posted on 07/30/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Posts on common mistakes writers make often focus on the early parts of their careers. But even once you’re past...

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Posted on 07/29/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Deliberate repetition of words can make a stylistic point. Accidental repetition, on the other hand, can become annoying to both...

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Tagged As: Editing, Louise Harnby

Posted on 07/29/2021 at 09:39 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Most publishing experts — Dave Chesson included — will acknowledge that while Amazon is an ebook powerhouse, selling your books...

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Posted on 07/28/2021 at 01:28 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Who’s the narrator in a novel told in third person? Milo Todd expects you to say that the author is...

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Posted on 07/28/2021 at 10:36 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Book coach Susan DeFreitas sees most novels begin one of three ways: with a character idea, with a plot idea,...

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Posted on 07/27/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Marketing can feel like a serious undertaking for authors of all genres. There are, however, a few extra considerations facing...

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