Posted on 02/12/2021 at 11:05 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Love stories certainly contain conflict — but, warns David Corbett, don’t mistake it for the kind you might find in,...

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Posted on 02/10/2021 at 10:51 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you found a recent post about story shapes to be helpful or interesting, we have another variation on that...

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Posted on 02/05/2021 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Modern authors are always encouraged to learn from the classics, and this blog post is no exception — though it’s...

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

Plenty of writing blogs offer advice and tips on proper pacing of your novel. Author Barbara Linn Probst has read...

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Posted on 01/26/2021 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Territorial war is an obvious choice for conflict in your novel, whether it takes place in the real world or...

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Posted on 01/17/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We can all agree that we’d prefer to leave earth-shattering developments to fiction rather than reality. And fortunately, that at...

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Posted on 12/31/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s New Year’s Eve, a day of looking back at the year that was before celebrating the beginning of a...

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Posted on 12/21/2020 at 02:29 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It may be Christmas break for most students, but C.S. Lakin has some assigned reading for authors who want to...

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Posted on 12/14/2020 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The more the merrier? Sure, with a caveat when it comes to first-person narrators. Author Ken Brosky recently read a...

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Posted on 12/10/2020 at 12:55 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

There’s a fine art to choosing where to end a chapter in your book. Wrap the scene up too tightly...

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