Posted on 11/20/2019 at 10:52 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Keeping your reader engaged and interested in your story doesn’t mean rattling off events at an auctioneer’s speed. C.S. Lakin...

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Posted on 11/15/2019 at 11:14 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Joanna Penn’s interview with author Vikram Chandra covers quite a bit of new ground. After years of hard work (familiar...

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Posted on 11/13/2019 at 03:37 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author and ghostwriter Joshua Lisec may have described his process for writing a compelling nonfiction book as outlining. But trust...

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Posted on 11/11/2019 at 11:25 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

No matter what you’re writing, it can be hard to quiet the critical voices in your head as you work....

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Posted on 11/06/2019 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Wouldn’t life be great if we could hire out everything we dreaded doing to an outsider? For most of us,...

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Posted on 11/01/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s so exciting to see authors proudly display the translated versions of their novels on Instagram and Facebook. If you’ve...

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

There’s some truth to the comic above, but one of the most frightening aspects of a writing career is the...

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Posted on 10/27/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

In spite of our glee over hearty soups, pumpkin-flavored everything, and bookish Halloween costumes, we know that this time of...

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Posted on 10/23/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You might not think that something called the “good enough approach” would be a healthy way to respond to self-doubt....

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Posted on 10/20/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Your protagonist should be a well-developed character, not just a caricature. Easier said than done, right? Well, professional ghostwriter Justin...

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