Posted on 03/24/2022 at 09:19 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Book coach and writer Susan DeFreitas has raised the question before of whether it's really the plot that's at issue...

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Posted on 03/22/2022 at 08:48 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Flashbacks, like many literary devices, can be powerful when done right, but jarring and awkward when executed poorly. Editor Tiffany...

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Posted on 03/17/2022 at 02:52 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

No doubt any writers who are parents will have already spotted this flaw in fiction. But for those unfamiliar with...

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Tagged As: Dialogue, Jane Friedman

Posted on 03/16/2022 at 08:50 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Authors are commonly advised to not worry about being on every single social media platform, but rather to focus on...

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Posted on 03/09/2022 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Some people have no problem plunging forward with a project even if they're not sure they have all the pieces....

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Posted on 03/08/2022 at 10:10 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

As a society, we're still accustomed to thinking highly of activity and underestimating the value of rest. Advice-givers in all...

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Posted on 03/03/2022 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Reality may seem scary enough to a lot of us, but for others, horror fiction is a welcome escape. And...

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Tagged As: Horror, Jane Friedman

Posted on 02/27/2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A lot of advice on writing about trauma exhorts authors to practice self-care. That is, of course, important for anyone,...

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Posted on 02/11/2022 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Learning about the craft of writing, whether it's through articles, workshops, or formal educational programs, is absolutely beneficial to writers....

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Posted on 02/09/2022 at 08:52 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

For the first half of February, everything we consume seems to be about love and happiness. But of course, life...

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