Posted on 01/22/2020 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author Suzanne Collins revealed yesterday that her Hunger Games prequel would tell the back story of the hated President Snow....

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Posted on 01/10/2020 at 01:28 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Jane Friedman isn’t trying to ban the use of five specific story openers. She does want to point out, though,...

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Posted on 01/06/2020 at 10:23 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

During the creative-writing portion of eighth-grade English class, the teacher gave us a handout of one hundred ways to say...

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Posted on 12/31/2019 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

What else is ubiquitous this time of year besides year-end lists and predictions for the future? The exclamation point! Think...

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Posted on 12/11/2019 at 09:18 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Like many of you, author Adela Crandell Durkee made the decision to come to writing, rather than feeling born to...

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Posted on 11/12/2019 at 10:41 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

There’s no denying that selling books to readers is much easier once you’ve gotten them to try the first one....

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Posted on 11/08/2019 at 11:54 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Even if you’ve tightly focused your memoir, making sure it’s not an autobiography, you’ll still be faced with the issue...

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Posted on 10/30/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Among the many powerful stylistic choices an author can make is which tense to write in. In Peter Selgin’s latest...

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Posted on 10/29/2019 at 05:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Of course, there’s no one-size-fits-all perfect space for creative work. That said, we’ve always imagined that a quiet setting should...

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Posted on 10/24/2019 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If the word "influencer" reminds you of the Fyre Music Festival documentaries that were so popular earlier this year, take...

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