Posted on 09/23/2022 at 09:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

As a writer, you want to bring your readers into your characters' minds. But you also want to keep the...

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Posted on 09/22/2022 at 09:26 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Direct, forthright communication is generally a good thing in your real life. But, says author DiAnn Mills, it's less desirable...

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Posted on 09/21/2022 at 08:37 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Readers, or at least those who follow us on Facebook, weren't ready to see COVID-19 in books a few years...

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Posted on 09/20/2022 at 09:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We hadn't intended to share a post on fantasy writing on George R.R. Martin's birthday; that's just how it happened....

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Posted on 09/19/2022 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writer Unboxed's Desmond Hall has previously hit upon how to improve the escalation in your novel. Now, he's diving in...

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Posted on 09/19/2022 at 11:03 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Remember being an adolescent? Everything was so ... intense. Especially when you were reading a book you loved. So imagine...

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Posted on 09/15/2022 at 12:07 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Witty banter is probably one of those things it's easier to write than to actually do. (At least that's true...

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Posted on 09/13/2022 at 09:22 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Becca Puglisi, co-author of the The Conflict Thesaurus, expects that most writers have heard the advice to have conflict in...

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Posted on 09/12/2022 at 10:30 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writer Unboxed's Therese Walsh, like many of us, loves a particular advice columnist. In her case, it's Washington Post columnist...

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Posted on 09/11/2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Write what you know? Or make it all up? Actually, you can do both (and probably should). Author Margot Harrison...

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