Posted on 08/02/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writer’s Digest is marking one hundred years of publishing this year. So, naturally, one part of the celebration is a...

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Posted on 07/26/2021 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Most discussions of outlining focus on doing so before you write your book. Author and editor Kris Spisak has another...

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Posted on 07/20/2021 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Advice may be well-intentioned (emphasis on may), but that doesn’t always mean it’s welcome — or useful. Two of our...

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Posted on 07/16/2021 at 01:19 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Readers love to joke about how cruel their authors are in tormenting or killing their favorite characters. But if you...

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Posted on 07/14/2021 at 02:38 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You know you need to revise when you’ve finished your first draft. But how do you know when to stop...

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Posted on 07/13/2021 at 08:47 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Just as it takes time to get to know real-life people, it can take some writing and rewriting to fully...

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Posted on 07/11/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Carla Hoch recently encountered a study that upturned her theories on the creative process. She’d previously thought formulas would inhibit...

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Posted on 07/08/2021 at 03:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Just because you’re not writing a romance novel doesn’t mean there can’t be a heart-pounding subplot. Jennifer Estep, for example,...

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Posted on 07/05/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Travel may be finally back on your mind again — and thus your trips might find their way into your...

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Posted on 07/03/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

On Independence Day weekend, it feels wrong to give restrictive advice to writers. So we’re delivering, from the Writer’s Digest...

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