Posted on 08/03/2022 at 09:44 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,...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Posted on 05/28/2022 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....

Categories: Behind the scenes

Posted on 04/28/2022 at 09:40 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...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Tagged As: Setting, Writer's Digest

Posted on 03/30/2022 at 09:02 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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Tagged As: Setting, Writing advice

Posted on 11/13/2021 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 10/26/2021 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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Posted on 06/29/2021 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author Kim Hooper shared her advice on writing far-away (or nearby but unfamiliar) settings with Writer’s Digest last week. And...

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Tagged As: Setting, Writer Unboxed

Posted on 06/26/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Now that many of us can travel more freely, the first tip in author Kim Hooper’s advice piece on setting...

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Tagged As: Setting, Writer's Digest

Posted on 06/22/2021 at 09:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Authors frequently talk about how characters make plot decisions for them, sometimes to their great surprise. So it’s not a...

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Posted on 06/14/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Authors of any genre want to keep their readers deeply immersed in the story, not stopping to scratch their heads...

Categories: Behind the scenes