Posted on 04/24/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Julianna Baggott shared a post about rejecting a specific type of rejection from acquiring editors that appeared to resonate strongly...

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Posted on 04/20/2021 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author Anne R. Allen points out that a common source of names for writers — the obituaries in the daily...

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Posted on 04/16/2021 at 09:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Most of the advice we’ve shared in regards to writing about criminals has assumed that the criminal is the villain....

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Posted on 04/15/2021 at 12:53 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author Sharon Oard Warner has frequently been asked, often by graduate students, whether a story's plot or character should be...

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Posted on 04/14/2021 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Knowing your character’s desires and motivations is key to helping you choose their actions throughout the novel. But, as writer...

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Posted on 04/09/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You know the qualities that make up a real-life frenemy. But it might not be as easy to create a...

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Posted on 04/08/2021 at 09:14 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If the first few (or more) pages of your novel are dedicated to your protagonist’s memories and thoughts, Kathryn Craft...

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Posted on 04/03/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We share quite a few posts and podcasts on our author newswire. But if those formats aren’t your favorite for...

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Posted on 03/31/2021 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writer’s Digest editor Moriah Richard has previously discussed how to incorporate an animal into your stories and develop it as...

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Posted on 03/26/2021 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you’ve been following our newswire for any length of time, you’ve become aware of the perils of “head-hopping.” That’s...

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