Posted on 01/02/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

No need to set New Year’s resolutions for your protagonists — they’re more relatable and realistic if they have flaws....

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Tagged As: Characters, Zara Altair

Posted on 12/29/2020 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Your secondary characters may not be the stars of your novel, but author Kristina Adams suggests getting to know them...

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Posted on 12/13/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Mystery author Tessa Wegert has come up with a great analogy for how you reveal pieces of your characters’ backstory....

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Posted on 12/04/2020 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Authors who crave structure and discipline might find this story-steering technique to be quite appealing. Authors Judith Lucci and Fiona...

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Posted on 12/04/2020 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Nowadays, many of us are spending more time with imaginary people than with real ones. And hopefully your readers are...

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Posted on 12/01/2020 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

C.S. Lakin has another installment in her series on how to nail deep point-of-view in your fiction. Today it’s all...

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Posted on 10/29/2020 at 03:16 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Solving the crime shouldn’t be the only challenge your mystery novel’s protagonist faces. Zara Altair suggests giving your detective a...

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Posted on 09/08/2020 at 11:18 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We’ve all been at a loss for words (some of us more often than others). How about your characters? Do...

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Posted on 06/29/2020 at 03:44 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Bookworms whose favorite stories were made into movies often complain that the film leaves out too much from the source...

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Posted on 06/05/2020 at 10:21 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You may be hesitant to share your own opinion, as a writer, on topics that don’t directly relate to the...

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