Posted on 08/02/2022 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Scenes are the building blocks of novels. But, to continue the analogy, what holds them together? Summaries and, sometimes, spacers,...

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Posted on 07/24/2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author Sharon Oard Warner began her series on scenes by covering the "building blocks" — as in, the specific features...

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Posted on 07/15/2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author Sharon Oard Warner is kicking off a three-part series for Jane Friedman's blog on scenes. The first installment is,...

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Posted on 04/26/2022 at 02:34 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Desmond Hall is back with more thought-provoking videos about writing for Writer Unboxed. The first topic is mystery versus backstory,...

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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 06/23/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

At one point in your life or another, you've become aware that someone is watching you — and felt self-conscious,...

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Posted on 05/07/2021 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The May 2021 edition of Desmond’s Drops is up on Writer Unboxed. This month’s topics are how to avoid cliched...

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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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