Posted on 07/28/2021 at 10:36 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Book coach Susan DeFreitas sees most novels begin one of three ways: with a character idea, with a plot idea,...

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Posted on 07/22/2021 at 03:16 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you’re thinking about writing a memoir, contributors to Jane Friedman’s blog have shared some useful food for thought. An...

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Posted on 07/19/2021 at 10:59 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The anticipation of an event like a vacation, wedding, or (ahem) book launch can be incredible. And the event itself...

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Posted on 07/18/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

As an author — especially if you’re self-published — you make a number of choices in both the creative and...

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Posted on 07/14/2021 at 12:04 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here’s an aspect of character development that we haven’t covered on the newsfeed yet: their eligibility for copyright. The answer...

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Posted on 06/23/2021 at 10:49 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You can probably empathize with historical fiction author Emma Lombard. She decided to self-publish because of the options it offers...

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Posted on 06/21/2021 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Book coach Susan DeFreitas typically sees three different launching points for novels: with a character, with a plot or story...

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Posted on 06/09/2021 at 11:22 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The first post we ever shared on how to market books on TikTok came from an author, yes … but...

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Posted on 06/07/2021 at 03:06 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Adverbs with dialogue tags and descriptions of body language are obvious ways to convey a character’s emotion. But they’re far...

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Posted on 06/03/2021 at 02:56 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writer’s block isn’t the only bad mental condition that can affect creatives. There’s also writer’s blah — our name for...

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