Posted on 03/15/2022 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Beginning any task — including writing a novel — is often the most difficult phase of the project. So it's...

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Posted on 03/07/2022 at 11:01 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

No matter what genre you write, the method for propelling the plot forward is the same. And that method is...

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Posted on 02/18/2022 at 01:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Contrary to the chant many of us learned as kids, secrets — in fiction — are in fact quite fun....

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Posted on 01/18/2022 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The student became the teacher, in a way, when author and developmental editor Harrison Demchick gave a presentation about cause...

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Posted on 01/15/2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You've surely watched a TV show or movie — or possibly read a book — where the violence or sexual...

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Posted on 12/31/2021 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Editor Jim Dempsey, like many of us, feels compelled at this time of year to think about the future. (How...

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Posted on 12/20/2021 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Once upon a time, humans told stories as instruction — it was a way to prepare others for threats and...

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Posted on 12/08/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It can be hard to keep on top of the blogs and news sources you follow any time of year...

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Posted on 11/02/2021 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

As a writer, you want readers to struggle to put your book down, no matter the genre. Enter the cliff-hanger...

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Posted on 10/22/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s easy to point to the external factors that keep us from getting what we want — and requires a...

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