Posted on 09/17/2019 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Earlier this month, Jane Friedman shared a guest post reminding potential (or current) memoirists to keep their focus tight. The...

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Posted on 09/13/2019 at 12:22 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You may have noticed that there’s no shortage of online advice for authors. But which gurus are the best ones...

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Posted on 09/07/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Award-winning author Peter Selgin recently critiqued the first pages of two memoirs, to gauge how well they captured the reader....

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Posted on 09/03/2019 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writing coach Tanja Pajevic wants to be clear: Don’t start your memoir thinking you’ll include everything. That’s called an autobiography...

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Posted on 08/16/2019 at 08:49 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s natural to want to write about an emotional part of your life. Yet, if you’re choosing to write a...

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Posted on 08/02/2019 at 10:49 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You can “pants” all you want when it comes to writing, but on the marketing side, you really ought to...

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Posted on 08/01/2019 at 09:12 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Metaphors, similes, and imagery are important ways to stir emotion in your readers. They’re most effective, though, when you make...

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Posted on 07/22/2019 at 03:50 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you’ve ever wondered why indie authors launch imprints of their own, David Wogahn has some answers. Wogahn explains the...

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Posted on 07/18/2019 at 12:20 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Jane Friedman has updated her guide to whether you should seek permission to quote someone else’s content. Check out this...

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Posted on 07/16/2019 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The plot is what drives your story, right? Yes, but sometimes it needs a helping hand. Jane Friedman recently shared...

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