Posted on 06/12/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We’re often counseled to trust our instincts when it comes to life or safety decisions. And now, you’re about to...

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Posted on 05/28/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

With a three-day weekend on the horizon for many of us in the US, authors who have day jobs may...

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Posted on 05/21/2021 at 03:50 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Sometimes the characters of what was intended to be a standalone book make a persuasive case for a whole series...

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Posted on 05/04/2021 at 09:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Accuse us of sharing C.S. Lakin’s latest post because of its cake analogy if you want — we won’t dispute...

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Posted on 03/29/2021 at 11:14 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

On the surface, great stories will differ from one another. But if you analyze their structures, you’ll find some very...

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Posted on 03/27/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

One of the easiest ways to learn about writing and storytelling is, of course, to read other authors. Ethan Miller...

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Posted on 03/20/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You’ve heard athletes declare that large portions of their particular sport are actually mental and not physical. The same observation...

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Posted on 02/21/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The amount of research that goes into a historical fiction novel can seem daunting. And author Phyllis Still won’t claim...

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Posted on 02/15/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A writer’s life is likely to turn up in his or her writing, in some way — big or small,...

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Posted on 02/12/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s perfectly natural to look at someone else’s success and wish that it were yours instead of theirs. But just...

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