Posted on 07/12/2019 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We recently reminded you of the importance of making your villains complex, rather than pure evil.   Writer’s...

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Posted on 07/10/2019 at 02:54 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s natural for a writer to turn to words as a way to process trauma. That doesn’t mean it’s easy, th...

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Posted on 07/08/2019 at 03:38 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Romance and violence can both be used effectively, no matter what genre you’re writing in — but they can als...

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Posted on 07/01/2019 at 11:31 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Dr. Aysha Akhtar needed to interview some experts for her recent book, Our Symphony With Animals. The process of finding...

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Posted on 06/28/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A great deal of writing advice boils down to, essentially, just do it. Still, that’s easier said than done, especi...

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Posted on 06/26/2019 at 11:36 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The place to upend your genre’s tropes is not the cover; readers have come to expect certain imagery and may skip...

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Posted on 06/17/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Website developer John Burke has seen trends come and go in the past twenty years, but there are a few features that rem...

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Posted on 06/14/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

One more time, for those in the back — writing doesn’t have to be a solo endeavor, and in fact, many writers...

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Posted on 06/16/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

John B. Jamison isn’t being coy when he says that he doesn’t create his characters — he becomes acquai...

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Posted on 06/07/2019 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Oh, how we love to ask the professionals what they’ve done right to become so successful. But we should also ask t...

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