Posted on 05/10/2022 at 03:03 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

To say that every great novel needs a solid plot and story might sound repetitive. But to Heather Davis —...

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Posted on 05/09/2022 at 08:22 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Mother's Day 2022 is now in the books, so it seems safe and not insensitive to share writing advice about...

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Posted on 04/20/2022 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It's a rare novel that successfully features a protagonist for whom everything goes right. So the contributors at Writer Unboxed...

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Posted on 04/14/2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It can be hard to keep on top of all the blogs and news sources that aim to help writers....

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Posted on 04/06/2022 at 09:33 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We don't typically share writing advice that strikes us as wrong or useless. But sometimes, we open up a post...

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Posted on 04/04/2022 at 08:36 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Joanna Penn's conversation with veteran editor Tiffany Yates Martin might seem overwhelming and intimidating. So here's a comment Martin made...

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Posted on 03/31/2022 at 03:56 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Your protagonist and other key characters need goals and motivations to drive the plot — especially if their goal or...

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Posted on 03/24/2022 at 09:19 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Book coach and writer Susan DeFreitas has raised the question before of whether it's really the plot that's at issue...

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Posted on 03/22/2022 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The silver lining of a number of uncomfortable emotions is that they can be put to good use in fiction....

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Posted on 03/11/2022 at 03:12 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

When it comes to personality development, your secondary characters deserve a second thought — or even a few more. Author...

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