Posted on 04/30/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A recent New York Times article, while acknowledging that print book sales rose during the COVID-19 pandemic, seemed to take...

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Posted on 04/27/2021 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

For writer and book coach Susan DeFreitas, the most powerful scenes are the ones where readers feel as though they...

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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 04/07/2021 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You may have some preconceptions — and misconceptions — about hybrid publishing. Author Barbara Linn Probst readily admits she did,...

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Posted on 04/06/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Today’s marketing must-do can turn into tomorrow’s old news. For instance, a few years ago, Catherine Baab-Muguira noticed that creatives...

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Posted on 03/30/2021 at 02:47 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Book marketing coach Belinda K. Griffin wanted to add a third option to Jane Friedman’s recent post about whether authors...

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Posted on 03/25/2021 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It seems more than natural for authors to include tidbits from their lives (or the lives of those they know)...

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Posted on 03/24/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You might begin your novel with no idea where it’ll go, or you might discover that the characters have something...

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Posted on 03/23/2021 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A feedback method that works for one author may not serve another writer well. For Lisa Cooper Ellison — a...

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Posted on 03/17/2021 at 11:07 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We love how a new guest post on Jane Friedman’s blog ties in all the themes of today. Author Nancy...

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