Posted on 03/12/2020 at 09:56 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

No matter your content, writing takes a certain amount of courage. But some genres carry an extra amount of anxiety...

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Posted on 03/10/2020 at 03:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The world is in quite a state of flux right now, so what better time to emphasize thinking about the...

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Posted on 03/04/2020 at 10:23 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Most of the time (we won’t say “always”), authors want their readers to care about their protagonists. That is, as...

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Tagged As: Characters, Joanna Penn

Posted on 02/26/2020 at 03:42 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We’ve read a wide range of advice on how to break writer’s block. Today’s set keeps things quite simple —...

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Posted on 02/19/2020 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Congrats to Fussy author Julie Tetel Andresen for landing a guest post on The Creative Penn! In it, she explains...

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Posted on 02/17/2020 at 04:01 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

“The pen is mightier than the sword” is an adage, but many writers perhaps literally live this saying — that...

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Posted on 02/13/2020 at 11:51 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Most of us have declared we’re going to manage our time better, and many of those people have even taken...

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Posted on 02/07/2020 at 11:02 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

One method for bringing in extra income that we haven’t discussed on the newswire yet is book coaching. Author and...

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Tagged As: Editing, Joanna Penn

Posted on 02/04/2020 at 08:16 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Joanna Penn’s latest expert interview is another one likely to intrigue even those not writing crime thrillers. Jerri Williams, a...

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Posted on 01/27/2020 at 04:19 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Does working on your novel — or, heck, even marketing novels you’ve already written — sound more fun than boning...

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