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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Posted on 04/06/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

C.S. Lakin has one more type of character that she wants authors to make effective use of in their novels....

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Posted on 04/01/2020 at 03:51 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

C.S. Lakin has already discussed why and how to add secondary characters to your novel. The focus of her earlier...

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Posted on 03/23/2020 at 12:36 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Secondary characters don’t receive the bulk of the “screen time,” so to speak, but that doesn’t make them unnecessary or...

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Posted on 03/17/2020 at 02:11 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A popular piece of advice on how to break your writer’s block is to do something besides write. Right now,...

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Posted on 03/12/2020 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Among the aspects of filmmaking that apply well to writing a book is the use of characters. Specifically, says C.S....

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Posted on 03/08/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

C.S. Lakin and many other novelists have seen their writing process begin with the image of one particular character. As...

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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 02/03/2020 at 10:38 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Fittingly for a Monday — the beginning of a traditional workweek — our RSS feed featured two different posts offering...

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