Posted on January 17, 2023 at 4:02 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Language matters — you know that, as an author. And so does C.S. Lakin, as an editor, book coach, and...

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Posted on January 16, 2023 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Some authors are fortunate enough to have characters truly move into their heads. It's a mixed blessing, though, because at...

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Posted on January 13, 2023 at 3:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Truth isn't always similar to fiction. For example, especially after the past few years, most of us are craving unremarkable...

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Posted on January 9, 2023 at 9:19 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

To bring your characters to life for a reader, you must know them well yourself. That, of course, is easier...

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Posted on November 28, 2022 at 9:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A well-developed character will linger with your readers long after they close the book. It's an accomplishment that takes no...

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Posted on November 22, 2022 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Creating a character who feels real to your readers isn't something you can do on the fly (most likely). It...

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Posted on October 26, 2022 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Horror may not be the genre you write — or even consume on page or screen. Never fear, though; author...

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Posted on October 14, 2022 at 9:19 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The recent death of actor Louise Fletcher, most famous for playing Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,...

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Posted on October 12, 2022 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Stepping outside of your comfort zone is easier said than done. So why not make your main character do it...

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Posted on October 10, 2022 at 10:22 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A Writer's Digest post on romance declares, below its headline, that prickly doesn't mean unlovable. And right away, I thought...

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