Posted on 08/16/2022 at 11:31 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Suspense and tension are both important features of your novel. And how they work together is even more powerful, says...

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Posted on 08/07/2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writing a book can feel like a never-ending task. (Not to mention the revising — but that's a whole 'nother...

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Posted on 08/02/2022 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Scenes are the building blocks of novels. But, to continue the analogy, what holds them together? Summaries and, sometimes, spacers,...

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Posted on 07/24/2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author Sharon Oard Warner began her series on scenes by covering the "building blocks" — as in, the specific features...

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Posted on 07/15/2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author Sharon Oard Warner is kicking off a three-part series for Jane Friedman's blog on scenes. The first installment is,...

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Posted on 07/06/2022 at 09:36 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Most authors understand that their protagonists need a character arc. But knowing something and executing on it are two entirely...

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Posted on 06/27/2022 at 09:33 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you're a straight writer wanting to incorporate more — or more well-rounded — LGBTQ+ characters, get ready to take...

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Posted on 06/16/2022 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

As you've maybe already seen on the reader newswire, today is the 204th anniversary of inspiration striking Mary Shelley for...

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Posted on 06/07/2022 at 09:34 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Authors are often encouraged to — and thus try to — find beta readers for their works. Editor Kris Spisak...

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Tagged As: Editing, Jane Friedman

Posted on 06/02/2022 at 09:07 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A book submitted to The Fussy Librarian certainly caught my eye recently, and not necessarily because of the cover, title,...

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