Posted on 01/19/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

C.S. Lakin feels so strongly about the importance of capturing your character’s voice that she has returned to it in...

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Posted on 01/17/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We can all agree that we’d prefer to leave earth-shattering developments to fiction rather than reality. And fortunately, that at...

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Posted on 01/14/2021 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Conversation isn’t the easiest thing in the world for many of us, especially given how little opportunity we’ve had to...

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Posted on 01/11/2021 at 10:52 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Regular readers of our C.S. Lakin posts know the value of bringing a scene’s setting to life. Her latest advice...

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Posted on 01/06/2021 at 11:42 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Finishing projects that you began but abandoned certainly fits in the can-do mood of a year’s early days. Sometimes, though,...

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Posted on 12/30/2020 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writer’s Digest editor Moriah Richard wants to set the record straight when it comes to magic in fiction — it...

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Posted on 12/29/2020 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Your secondary characters may not be the stars of your novel, but author Kristina Adams suggests getting to know them...

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Posted on 12/28/2020 at 11:18 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Even if you’re not writing with the audiobook in mind, and even if your reader never speaks your words aloud,...

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Posted on 12/24/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Still hard at work on Christmas Eve? Whether you're hoping to capture the holiday magic in your writing or are...

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Posted on 12/23/2020 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s a sentimental time of year — how can you stir the same level of feeling in your readers year-round?...

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