Posted on 10/13/2021 at 11:22 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You know your main character needs someone — or something — to fight against, in order to keep readers turning...

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Posted on 09/23/2021 at 10:53 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Advice on combatting writer’s block often focuses on encouraging you to put something — anything — down in words. The...

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Posted on 09/19/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Alliance of Independent Authors offered a guide to rights reversions for authors, with anecdotes from member authors about their...

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Posted on 09/12/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

No matter whether you’re eager to jump on the latest trend or terrified of it, it’s probably fair to say...

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Posted on 09/03/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Social media is a powerful tool for our personal and professional lives. It’s not for everyone, however, and it certainly...

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Posted on 08/25/2021 at 10:32 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Most of the writers that book coach Susan DeFreitas has worked with will start their novels with either a character...

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Posted on 08/20/2021 at 10:40 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Distribution, when it comes to books, describes two different scenarios, and Jane Friedman would like to clear this up for...

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Posted on 08/18/2021 at 10:05 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Editor Tiffany Yates Martin has turned to a unique source for writing advice: Tarzan. Specifically, his transportation. When the king...

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Posted on 08/12/2021 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Remember the craze of putting bacon in anything and everything? In some instances, its saltiness and fattiness combined beautifully with...

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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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