Posted on November 8, 2022 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

C.S. Lakin feels very strongly about the value of bringing a setting to life in fiction. And on her Live...

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Posted on October 26, 2022 at 9:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

One of my favorite activities as a child was creating a "town" in the basement, where all of my various...

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Posted on September 28, 2022 at 9:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You know not to create a laundry list of what's in a given space in your novel. But on the...

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Posted on September 27, 2022 at 10:45 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Location, location, location isn't just commentary on real estate prices. It's also something to consider in your fiction, particularly if...

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Tagged As: Setting, Writing advice

Posted on August 3, 2022 at 9:44 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you’ve ever experienced nostalgia for a restaurant, a vacation spot, a loved one’s home, or any other physical setting,...

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Posted on May 28, 2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It can be hard to keep on top of all the blogs and news sources that aim to help writers....

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Posted on April 28, 2022 at 9:40 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Today is the birthday of one of the most beloved Southern writers in American history: Harper Lee. So it seemed...

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Tagged As: Setting, Writer's Digest

Posted on March 30, 2022 at 9:02 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Most authors likely know that giving short shrift to their scenes' settings can weaken their writing. Not to be dramatic,...

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Posted on November 13, 2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Characters aren’t the only elements of your story for which you need to choose names. There are businesses, sometimes, and...

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Posted on October 26, 2021 at 12:19 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The October edition of Desmond’s Drops pays special attention to the question of desire in characters. In the first two...

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