Posted on 05/21/2021 at 11:20 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Forgive us for another gardening analogy, but ’tis the season. When inspiration for a story strikes, it’s worth celebrating. But...

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Posted on 05/20/2021 at 10:59 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

World-building, like any other area of writing, has a wide variety of advice associated with it and the caveat that...

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Posted on 03/09/2021 at 10:41 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The only universal rule in writing time-travel fiction seems to be that you, as the author, make the rules that...

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Posted on 01/26/2021 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Territorial war is an obvious choice for conflict in your novel, whether it takes place in the real world or...

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Posted on 08/16/2019 at 01:12 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

When you’re writing science-based fiction, handling facts can be tricky. That’s true whether you’re looking to invent a new reality...

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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 undersells...

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Posted on 07/20/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We stumbled upon a wonderful piece of writing advice from Anton Chekhov that seemed appropriate to share today: “Don’t tell...

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Posted on 10/17/2018 at 02:52 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A frustrating truth of research in many areas — including science — is that the most reliable sources aren’t always...

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Posted on 08/17/2018 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

On this day in 1945, George Orwell’s Animal Farm was published, so it’s fitting that author Jay Schiffman would reference...

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Posted on 06/18/2018 at 10:00 AM by Jeffrey Bruner

Best-selling author Hugh Howey is known not just for his literary works like the Wool and Silo series, but also...

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