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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Posted on 01/25/2021 at 10:29 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Sometimes realistic isn’t the adjective you should strive for in your work. C.S. Lakin points out — accurately, we think...

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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 01/11/2021 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 01/09/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The rush of the holidays is over, and for some of us, that means an energy crash — physical, mental,...

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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 12/21/2020 at 02:29 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It may be Christmas break for most students, but C.S. Lakin has some assigned reading for authors who want to...

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Posted on 12/08/2020 at 10:05 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Chances are, 2021 isn’t sneaking up on anyone — we’re all looking forward to it. And chances are also good...

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