Posted on 04/27/2021 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

For writer and book coach Susan DeFreitas, the most powerful scenes are the ones where readers feel as though they...

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Posted on 04/03/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We share quite a few posts and podcasts on our author newswire. But if those formats aren’t your favorite for...

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Posted on 02/10/2021 at 10:51 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you found a recent post about story shapes to be helpful or interesting, we have another variation on that...

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Posted on 02/03/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Plenty of writing blogs offer advice and tips on proper pacing of your novel. Author Barbara Linn Probst has read...

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Posted on 01/11/2021 at 10:52 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Regular readers of our C.S. Lakin posts know the value of bringing a scene’s setting to life. Her latest advice...

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Posted on 12/21/2020 at 02:29 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It may be Christmas break for most students, but C.S. Lakin has some assigned reading for authors who want to...

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Posted on 11/11/2020 at 02:18 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Fans of checklists, C.S. Lakin has a gift for you. She has a list of five essential components for every...

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Posted on 11/04/2020 at 03:34 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Past teachers may have encouraged you to add adjectives and adverbs to your essays and discouraged you from beginning a...

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Posted on 08/13/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The town in which we attended college was, objectively, not an interesting place: 18,000 residents (counting generously), few of the...

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Posted on 06/27/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you’re like us, you’ve been doing much more cooking nowadays than six months ago. So, fittingly, we have a...

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