Posted on 05/23/2022 at 03:35 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

All authors know a strong opening is essential for any book. Editor and coach Lisa Cooper Ellison recently shared two...

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Posted on 03/15/2022 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Beginning any task — including writing a novel — is often the most difficult phase of the project. So it's...

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Posted on 02/22/2022 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

When author Melissa Ferguson urges her fellow romance writers to begin their stories with a bang, she's not being raunchy....

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Posted on 02/19/2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Speaking of following trends ... author Barbara Linn Probst has heard it said, umpteen times, that a writer must open...

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Posted on 01/03/2022 at 02:34 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The changing of the year set writer Greer Macallister to pondering the various beginnings involved in writing a novel. One...

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Posted on 09/20/2021 at 09:26 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

No matter what you put on the first page of your novel, it has one job: to draw the reader...

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Posted on 07/01/2021 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

C.S. Lakin cannot emphasize enough how important it is start your novel strong. And with hundreds of manuscript critiques under...

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Posted on 03/01/2021 at 10:39 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You’ve been warned about and have likely internalized just how important it is to have a strong opening chapter for...

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Posted on 02/11/2021 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Scene analysis seems to be the topic du jour among the writing blogs we follow. This contribution to the trend...

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Posted on 12/31/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s New Year’s Eve, a day of looking back at the year that was before celebrating the beginning of a...

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