Posted on 02/18/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Louise Harnby's new post on viewpoint characters versus protagonists reminds us of geometry class — remember how a square is...

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Posted on 02/15/2021 at 11:33 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A number of industries have taken note of the increase in single people and responded accordingly — Dr. Craig Wynne...

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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 01/02/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

No need to set New Year’s resolutions for your protagonists — they’re more relatable and realistic if they have flaws....

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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 12/13/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Mystery author Tessa Wegert has come up with a great analogy for how you reveal pieces of your characters’ backstory....

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Posted on 12/04/2020 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Authors who crave structure and discipline might find this story-steering technique to be quite appealing. Authors Judith Lucci and Fiona...

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Posted on 12/04/2020 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Nowadays, many of us are spending more time with imaginary people than with real ones. And hopefully your readers are...

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Posted on 12/01/2020 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

C.S. Lakin has another installment in her series on how to nail deep point-of-view in your fiction. Today it’s all...

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