Posted on 11/18/2020 at 10:18 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Several notable authors have expressed their disdain for flowery language. Mathina Calliope — an author, editor, and writing coach who...

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Tagged As: Jane Friedman, Language

Posted on 11/10/2020 at 10:15 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Congratulations — you’ve drawn your reader in with a stellar cover, an intriguing blurb, and a strong opener. Now don’t...

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Posted on 10/29/2020 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

All of us, whether it’s at home or at work, have certain tasks that they just can’t bear to —...

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Posted on 10/28/2020 at 11:10 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Authors know it’s wise to register their works for copyright. And they probably assumed it’s better to do it sooner...

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Posted on 10/19/2020 at 12:34 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Michelle Melton Cox isn’t the first writing/marketing expert to use child-raising advice in the context of author marketing. But she...

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Tagged As: Jane Friedman, Marketing

Posted on 10/15/2020 at 03:34 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Even if you’re not planning to write a memoir, you may enjoy a recent post from Allison K. Williams. The...

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Posted on 10/08/2020 at 11:18 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Editor and author Stuart Horwitz began his memoir as a letter to his daughter as she went off to college....

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

Whether you’ve surpassed your objectively stated word count goal or just have a nagging feeling that your novel is too...

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Posted on 09/24/2020 at 03:29 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Six months into the COVID era, authors have accepted the necessity of — and often embraced — online events, versus...

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Posted on 09/16/2020 at 03:05 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Being as close as you are to your novel, it can be tough to identify what exactly needs to be...

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