Posted on 05/31/2019 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Jeffery H. Haskell has loved seeing crossovers in various forms of stories — TV shows, comics, movies, and books &...

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Posted on 05/30/2019 at 11:13 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Two different lists of four piece of advice popped into our feeders today. Alan Gelb, author of Seven Steps to Confident...

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Posted on 05/21/2019 at 03:08 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Do you trust your reader? That may seem like a silly question, but C.S. Lakin believes it’s at the root at some pa...

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Posted on 05/14/2019 at 11:01 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Some authors have gained notoriety for their willingness to off their characters. And there’s no denying that deat...

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Posted on 04/19/2019 at 10:15 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Did your plot or characters take a turn you weren’t expecting? Writer Scott Hale suggests that you see this as an...

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Posted on 04/18/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writer’s Digest has an excerpt from Jordan Rosenfeld’s latest book, How to Write a Page-Turner: Craft a Stor...

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Posted on 04/10/2019 at 03:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Remember the moment at which you realized that working a maze puzzle backwards was the easiest way to solve it? The late...

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Posted on 04/10/2019 at 10:41 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The word “clickbait” is often used dismissively — but who can blame a writer for wanting to grab a rea...

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Posted on 04/06/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Fans of the Socratic method may enjoy author Roz Morris’s preparation method for outlining a novel. Morris, who fr...

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Posted on 02/25/2019 at 11:07 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s unrealistic to expect the first version of your story (or, really, anything) to be perfect, but that doesn&rs...

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