Posted on 06/29/2020 at 11:28 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

C.S. Lakin’s posts on writing often include passages from novels that have nailed whatever concept she’s writing about. Today, Live...

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Posted on 06/26/2020 at 09:58 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

When you sit down to write your author bio, your first inclination might be to open with awards and bestseller...

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Posted on 06/22/2020 at 11:23 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You already know that every word counts in your novel, especially in the first sentence or paragraph. Carla D. Bass...

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Posted on 06/15/2020 at 04:04 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you’re struggling in some way right now, you’re far from alone. Perhaps you’re remaining mentally strong, in spite of...

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Posted on 06/02/2020 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The audio revolution isn’t just for readers’ benefits nowadays. It can also be a great tool for writers: namely, that...

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Posted on 05/25/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We have so much tension in our daily lives right now that it seems like it should transfer to our...

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Posted on 05/16/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

As the world continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, you might feel like your life lacks momentum and that your...

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Posted on 04/30/2020 at 04:19 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

C.S. Lakin has shared no shortage of character-development tips. Today’s tool will be perfect for those starting from scratch, either...

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Posted on 04/27/2020 at 11:55 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Whether you call it a cliff-hanger or merely identify it as tension, you know your writing needs it to keep...

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Posted on 04/15/2020 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Once you have the time and/or the urge to write, you need one more intangible thing: focus. That can be...

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