Posted on 10/04/2022 at 10:03 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

On one hand, as we enjoy beautiful autumn weather in the Midwest, the sight of the word "snowball" makes us...

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Posted on 09/26/2022 at 10:53 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

As has been discussed before, your story idea might be born of an intriguing character or fascinating plot — and...

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Posted on 09/19/2022 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writer Unboxed's Desmond Hall has previously hit upon how to improve the escalation in your novel. Now, he's diving in...

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Posted on 09/13/2022 at 09:22 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Becca Puglisi, co-author of the The Conflict Thesaurus, expects that most writers have heard the advice to have conflict in...

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Posted on 09/07/2022 at 02:58 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Make no mistake — as an author, you do want your reader asking questions. You just don't want those questions...

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Posted on 08/25/2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Your story doesn't need to be pushing a particular message. But, says C.S. Lakin, it should be about something that...

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Posted on 08/21/2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Conflict comes in all shapes and sizes, and that's why Becca Puglisi and Angela Ackerman wrote The Conflict Thesaurus. And...

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Posted on 08/16/2022 at 11:31 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Suspense and tension are both important features of your novel. And how they work together is even more powerful, says...

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Posted on 08/09/2022 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Believable, yet unexpected, is the gold standard for plot twists. But that, like many features of good writing, is easier...

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Posted on 08/08/2022 at 12:39 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A few weeks ago, the Kindlepreneur blog shared a handful of tried-and-true story structures in separate posts. We shared those...

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