Posted on 09/30/2022 at 09:43 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Another doctor has arrived at Writer's Digest to share advice with authors. This time, it's psychologist (and author) Rebecca Alexander,...

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Posted on 09/26/2022 at 10:53 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

As has been discussed before, your story idea might be born of an intriguing character or fascinating plot — and...

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Posted on 09/23/2022 at 09:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

As a writer, you want to bring your readers into your characters' minds. But you also want to keep the...

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Posted on 09/22/2022 at 09:26 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Direct, forthright communication is generally a good thing in your real life. But, says author DiAnn Mills, it's less desirable...

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Posted on 09/19/2022 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writer Unboxed's Desmond Hall has previously hit upon how to improve the escalation in your novel. Now, he's diving in...

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Posted on 09/12/2022 at 10:30 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writer Unboxed's Therese Walsh, like many of us, loves a particular advice columnist. In her case, it's Washington Post columnist...

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Posted on 09/09/2022 at 09:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Plenty of writing experts have warned against the dangers of head-hopping — that is, revealing information about another character that...

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Posted on 09/06/2022 at 03:42 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Knowing and expressing your wants and needs is a useful real-life skill. If you've mastered it, congratulations — you're also...

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Posted on 08/27/2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Ignoring what you want typically leads to trouble at some point. So, too, is ignoring what your characters want! Writer's...

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Posted on 08/15/2022 at 10:55 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Most of us at least fib from time to time, even if we don't outright lie. And all of us...

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