Posted on February 8, 2023 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Authors of contemporary P.I. thrillers have plenty of latitude, but surely few of them would turn down input from an...

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Posted on February 8, 2023 at 9:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The issue of including characters that don't look like you in fiction is a complex one, with no hard-and-fast answer....

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Posted on February 6, 2023 at 12:48 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author Kerri Schlottman hears point of view and perspective used interchangeably when discussing literary techniques. She corrects that misconception in...

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Posted on February 5, 2023 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Once again, we know many authors prefer a more improvisational approach to writing, even if there is some structure underneath....

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

February is flash fiction writing month at Writer's Digest, which is releasing a prompt each day to inspire you to...

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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 February 2, 2023 at 9:44 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

January and its theme of dramatic change might be over. But there's never a wrong time of year to think...

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

Passionate planners, this post from C.S. Lakin is for you. The author/book coach is, as regular readers have probably already...

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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 30, 2023 at 10:38 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

I've heard it observed that many romantic gestures are actually borderline creepy when you think about it ... especially if...

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