Posted on 08/22/2019 at 04:37 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Zara Altair wants to ensure your reader is just as invested as your sleuth is in solving the mystery in your whodunit. A...

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Posted on 08/14/2019 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writer’s Digest has a new post on how to write a science-fiction novel, but the simplicity of that title undersell...

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Posted on 08/05/2019 at 11:29 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Whether your characters are lovestruck, terrified, outraged, devastated, or any other emotion, you want your readers to...

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Posted on 07/30/2019 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writers who seek middle ground between full-blown outlines and complete improvisation have another option. Zara Altair c...

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Posted on 07/16/2019 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The plot is what drives your story, right? Yes, but sometimes it needs a helping hand.  Jane Friedman recently shar...

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Posted on 07/03/2019 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Novelist and ghostwriter Justin Attas understands the writerly urge to produce something distinct, something that will s...

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Posted on 06/26/2019 at 11:36 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The place to upend your genre’s tropes is not the cover; readers have come to expect certain imagery and may skip...

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Posted on 06/20/2019 at 12:32 PM by Guest Author

Choosing the right narrative point of view can make all the difference when it comes to connecting with your readers. Ta...

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Posted on 06/19/2019 at 02:56 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

While a clever title, enticing blurb, and professional cover are all essential parts of drawing a reader in, your plot&r...

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Posted on 06/19/2019 at 11:01 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Developmental editors and beta readers can catch plot holes, but so can you, the author, if you have the right search st...

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