Posted on 03/08/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If time considerations are prompting you to debate whether you should do a newsletter or a blog, Jane Friedman has...

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Posted on 03/05/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You’ve heard the reasons to limit how much back story opens your novel, but as Susan DeFreitas once heard it...

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Posted on 03/01/2021 at 10:39 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You’ve been warned about and have likely internalized just how important it is to have a strong opening chapter for...

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Posted on 02/10/2021 at 10:51 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you found a recent post about story shapes to be helpful or interesting, we have another variation on that...

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Posted on 02/05/2021 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Modern authors are always encouraged to learn from the classics, and this blog post is no exception — though it’s...

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Posted on 01/28/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Can’t get enough about point of view in novels? Well, good news: editor Tiffany Yates Martin is chiming in on...

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Posted on 01/26/2021 at 03:56 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

In a recent Facebook post, we asked readers what feature of a book they absolutely could not live without. Their...

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Posted on 01/21/2021 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author, editor, and writing coach Allison K. Williams must be spying on us. Within the first lines of her column...

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Posted on 01/12/2021 at 10:41 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writer Unboxed and Jane Friedman both featured posts recently on the editing experience. At the former, longtime editor Jim Dempsey...

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Posted on 12/31/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s New Year’s Eve, a day of looking back at the year that was before celebrating the beginning of a...

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