Posted on November 28, 2022 at 9:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A well-developed character will linger with your readers long after they close the book. It's an accomplishment that takes no...

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Posted on November 22, 2022 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Creating a character who feels real to your readers isn't something you can do on the fly (most likely). It...

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Posted on October 26, 2022 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Horror may not be the genre you write — or even consume on page or screen. Never fear, though; author...

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Posted on October 14, 2022 at 9:19 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The recent death of actor Louise Fletcher, most famous for playing Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,...

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Posted on October 12, 2022 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Stepping outside of your comfort zone is easier said than done. So why not make your main character do it...

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Posted on October 10, 2022 at 10:22 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A Writer's Digest post on romance declares, below its headline, that prickly doesn't mean unlovable. And right away, I thought...

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Posted on October 7, 2022 at 9:24 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

One of the arguments for the societal value of fiction is how it teaches and nurtures empathy in people. When...

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Posted on October 5, 2022 at 9:50 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If your protagonist is going to travel from one book to another, you'll need to put a little extra thought...

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Posted on September 30, 2022 at 9:43 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Another doctor has arrived at Writer's Digest to share advice with authors. This time, it's psychologist (and author) Rebecca Alexander,...

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Posted on September 26, 2022 at 10:53 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

As has been discussed before, your story idea might be born of an intriguing character or fascinating plot — and...

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