Posted on 08/05/2019 at 11:29 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Whether your characters are lovestruck, terrified, outraged, devastated, or any other emotion, you want your readers to...

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Posted on 07/08/2019 at 03:38 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Romance and violence can both be used effectively, no matter what genre you’re writing in — but they can als...

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Posted on 06/29/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We all expect to do warmups before exercising our muscles — why not do the same for our minds? Anuradha Prasad, an...

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Posted on 06/11/2019 at 02:01 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here’s more advice on memoir writing, this time in regards to dialogue. C.S. Lakin reminds memoirists that of cour...

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Posted on 06/04/2019 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Illustrating your scenes through your characters’ observations is absolutely key to bringing your story to life. C...

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Posted on 05/30/2019 at 11:13 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Two different lists of four piece of advice popped into our feeders today. Alan Gelb, author of Seven Steps to Confident...

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Posted on 05/25/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A writer’s goal is to bring readers into the internal and external life of their characters. By that we mean, welc...

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Posted on 05/22/2019 at 02:25 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

One can make generalizations about which point of view to use in fiction, based on genre alone. But C.S. Lakin reminds u...

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Posted on 05/21/2019 at 03:08 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Do you trust your reader? That may seem like a silly question, but C.S. Lakin believes it’s at the root at some pa...

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Posted on 04/21/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

In honor of spring and the yard work we’re doing, here’s a post on growth ... character growth, that is. C.S...

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