Posted on 05/05/2021 at 10:40 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

What does an acclaimed thriller writer think has the greatest fear potential in a novel? The answer will vary, of...

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Posted on 05/03/2021 at 10:44 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writer’s Digest has been sharing some of the big-picture mistakes that authors often make (so not grammar, though failing to...

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Posted on 05/01/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writer’s Digest editor Moriah Richard has previously shared advice on how to go about world-building. But she wants to make...

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Posted on 04/29/2021 at 10:38 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Remember the ad campaign from the 1990s that reminded young people that being sexy didn’t mean you had to have...

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Posted on 04/28/2021 at 01:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Setting may not be the first issue a writer thinks about when it comes to working on a crime novel....

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Posted on 04/22/2021 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We just finished listening to Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano, about a horrific plane crash that kills all but one...

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Posted on 04/21/2021 at 10:50 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s tempting as a writer to borrow from your own life, and it’s equally tempting, as a reader, to wonder...

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Posted on 04/15/2021 at 09:23 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Mystery novelists have to walk a special tightrope. Make the culprit too obvious and readers won’t have a reason to...

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Posted on 04/09/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You know the qualities that make up a real-life frenemy. But it might not be as easy to create a...

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Posted on 04/02/2021 at 03:06 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We’re sensing a theme at Writer’s Digest (and, honestly, enjoying rolling with it). We’ve now gone from tips on developing...

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