Posted on February 7, 2023 at 1:10 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We do our best to share relevant publishing news and writing advice for you on our author blog. But nobody...

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Posted on February 3, 2023 at 11:05 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Don't get author and editor Dave King wrong — he's fine with retiring storytelling techniques that don't work well. But...

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Posted on January 31, 2023 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Retellings don't get as much pushback as screen adaptations do, but they're also not always widely embraced. So if you're...

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Posted on January 28, 2023 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author and book coach Mary McDonough, quite literally, one day opted to pick up dog waste over writing. While the...

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Posted on January 26, 2023 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It's been a gloomy January and deadlines are looming, so author Heather Webb has been indulging herself — sometimes healthfully...

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Posted on January 25, 2023 at 1:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Technology is, to put it obviously and yet mildly, a mixed bag sometimes. Without the internet, for example, many writers...

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Posted on January 21, 2023 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Sometimes it's clear why you're not writing much or writing well. Maybe it's health, maybe it's other obligations (professional or...

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Posted on January 19, 2023 at 8:59 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Desmond Hall is back with an all-pacing edition of Desmond's Drops. The three video segments each address a technique that...

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Posted on January 15, 2023 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writers have a reputation for, shall we say, not exactly coddling their characters. And Kathryn Craft's post for Writer Unboxed...

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Posted on January 11, 2023 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Jim Dempsey's post for Writer Unboxed discussing the hard facts of traditional publishing isn't intended to be a downer. It's...

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