Posted on 07/28/2021 at 01:28 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Who’s the narrator in a novel told in third person? Milo Todd expects you to say that the author is...

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Posted on 07/24/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Longtime editor Dave King is most certainly not going to tell you that your novel doesn’t need an edit. What...

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Tagged As: Editing, Writer Unboxed

Posted on 07/23/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Introducing characters to one another can feel like a necessary item on a checklist. But author John J. Kelley has...

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Posted on 07/21/2021 at 11:10 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Authors are frequently advised to step away from their manuscripts at some point, whether it’s during a period of burnout/writer’s...

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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 07/15/2021 at 11:28 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

No matter your genre, conflict drives your story. Author Nancy Johnson, while writing and revising her upcoming novel, came to...

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Posted on 07/07/2021 at 01:03 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s easy to conflate pacing with plot-development speed in a novel. Donald Maass is here (okay, he's at Writer Unboxed)...

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Posted on 06/29/2021 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author Kim Hooper shared her advice on writing far-away (or nearby but unfamiliar) settings with Writer’s Digest last week. And...

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Tagged As: Setting, Writer Unboxed

Posted on 06/25/2021 at 09:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The June 2021 edition of Desmond’s Drops is now up on Writer Unboxed. Desmond Hall's first video covers how to...

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Tagged As: Writer Unboxed

Posted on 06/23/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

At one point in your life or another, you've become aware that someone is watching you — and felt self-conscious,...

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