Posted on 08/22/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

When you can’t be in another country, it’s certainly fun to pretend. That holds true for readers and authors. Writer...

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Posted on 08/19/2021 at 01:09 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Do you toe the line, or do you believe rules are meant to be broken? Author Addison Armstrong isn’t making...

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Posted on 08/18/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Angeline Trevena and Joanna Penn discussed the value of and best practices for world-building in a recent podcast episode. But...

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Posted on 08/17/2021 at 11:18 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Subject-verb agreement with indefinite pronouns can definitely be tricky. Writer’s Digest editor Robert Lee Brewer devoted an entire post to...

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Posted on 08/16/2021 at 03:23 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If the reason you dread revising your novel is because of the enormity of the task, Kris Spisak is here...

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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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