Posted on 01/11/2022 at 02:24 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Modern readers are lucky — if a book doesn't capture their interest, they can set it aside and try something...

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Posted on 01/04/2022 at 09:20 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You’ve probably heard the seemingly counterintuitive advice to avoid writing realistic dialogue in your novel. (If not — the rationale...

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Posted on 12/28/2021 at 02:16 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

During the public speaking portion of junior year English class, the teacher had one particularly useful bit of advice. If...

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Posted on 12/22/2021 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The comparison of novel-writing to filmmaking continues on C.S. Lakin’s blog. (Or, rather, it’s come full circle, as she brings...

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Posted on 12/21/2021 at 09:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

For a while, you couldn’t read a writing blog without tripping over a piece on deep point-of-view. But you know...

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Posted on 12/13/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Ready for some creative writing advice? Author Amy Neswald shares writing lessons from her time as a Broadway wig master...

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Posted on 11/01/2021 at 08:53 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

“Show, don’t tell” or “show, not tell” is one of the most common and basic pieces of writing advice out...

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Posted on 10/25/2021 at 01:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Sometimes writers set out to create a series. Other times, the idea strikes later, after book one has been developed...

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Posted on 10/22/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s easy to point to the external factors that keep us from getting what we want — and requires a...

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Posted on 10/12/2021 at 12:46 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Don’t let Halloween’s approach lead you astray when it comes to writing an antagonist. Sure, that character will need some...

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