Posted on 07/26/2019 at 11:24 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

In addition to being financially prepared for full-time writing work, you’ll want to make sure you’re mentally prepared, too. Author...

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Posted on 07/25/2019 at 10:11 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A college professor told us once that truly original design doesn’t exist — everything borrows an element or inspiration from...

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Posted on 07/24/2019 at 12:14 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Being funny is like most other skills — you may be born with more or less of it than other...

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Posted on 07/21/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writer’s Digest asked some of its conference speakers to share their favorite piece of writing advice. Check out their thoughts...

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Posted on 07/19/2019 at 11:45 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Chances are you’ll agree with Robert Lee Brewer that everyday and every day trip up many people. And if you...

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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 Digest must've been...

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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,...

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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 also...

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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, especially...

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