Posted on 01/26/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We promise we’re not looking to add more social media tasks to your plate. But Sandra Beckwith of Build Book...

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Posted on 01/22/2020 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author Suzanne Collins revealed yesterday that her Hunger Games prequel would tell the back story of the hated President Snow....

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Posted on 01/16/2020 at 09:29 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Sometimes it’s screamingly obvious — your story can only be told from one character’s point of view. Other times, you...

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Posted on 12/28/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

C.S. Lakin isn’t going to demand that you show and not tell the emotions your character is feeling. In fact,...

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Posted on 12/27/2019 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Over the holiday, we listened to a collection of short stories that included a few tales told in the second-person...

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Posted on 11/14/2019 at 12:24 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A character’s name isn’t a throwaway decision, but it shouldn’t be something that stalls your writing process. Dave Chesson shares...

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Posted on 11/02/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Your choice of a setting for your story should be anything but accidental or incidental. Author Jane Bernstein shares five...

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Posted on 10/20/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Your protagonist should be a well-developed character, not just a caricature. Easier said than done, right? Well, professional ghostwriter Justin...

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Posted on 08/31/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Developmental editor Katie McCoach served as a judge for a writing contest earlier this year. In total, she read a...

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Posted on 08/14/2019 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writer’s Digest has a new post on how to write a science-fiction novel, but the simplicity of that title undersells...

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