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...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Posted on 07/21/2020 at 10:21 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The setting of your story may seem as real as the room you’re physically in, as you’re writing. But how...

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Tagged As: Setting, Zara Altair

Posted on 04/29/2020 at 12:38 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writers have the reputation of being happy homebodies. Whether that’s true of you during normal times, these are not normal...

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Posted on 11/02/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Your choice of a setting for your story should be anything but accidental or incidental. Author Jane Bernstein shares five...

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Posted on 10/22/2019 at 11:27 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Experienced writers know to consider their novel’s setting as another character. Today, former structural engineer and current author D.M. Pulley...

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Tagged As: Setting, Writer's Digest

Posted on 10/15/2019 at 10:58 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The settings of your novel shouldn’t simply be afterthoughts or side notes — they should carry some significance to the...

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Posted on 06/25/2019 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

TV and movie producers have it much easier when it comes to depicting their stories’ settings — do a quick...

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Tagged As: Scenes, Setting, Zara Altair

Posted on 05/25/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A writer’s goal is to bring readers into the internal and external life of their characters. By that we mean,...

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Posted on 05/01/2019 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A fair amount of writing advice focuses on complex characters and engaging plots, but less focus is placed on setting....

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Tagged As: Joanna Penn, Setting