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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Posted on 07/22/2021 at 03:16 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you’re thinking about writing a memoir, contributors to Jane Friedman’s blog have shared some useful food for thought. An...

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Posted on 07/19/2021 at 10:59 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The anticipation of an event like a vacation, wedding, or (ahem) book launch can be incredible. And the event itself...

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Posted on 07/18/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

As an author — especially if you’re self-published — you make a number of choices in both the creative and...

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Posted on 07/14/2021 at 12:04 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here’s an aspect of character development that we haven’t covered on the newsfeed yet: their eligibility for copyright. The answer...

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Posted on 06/23/2021 at 10:49 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You can probably empathize with historical fiction author Emma Lombard. She decided to self-publish because of the options it offers...

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