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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Posted on 12/04/2020 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Authors who crave structure and discipline might find this story-steering technique to be quite appealing. Authors Judith Lucci and Fiona...

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Posted on 11/30/2020 at 02:54 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Moriah Richard understands other writers’ eagerness to flesh out the world they’ve been envisioning for their novels. And she agrees...

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Posted on 11/11/2020 at 02:18 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Fans of checklists, C.S. Lakin has a gift for you. She has a list of five essential components for every...

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Posted on 11/10/2020 at 10:15 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Congratulations — you’ve drawn your reader in with a stellar cover, an intriguing blurb, and a strong opener. Now don’t...

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Posted on 11/02/2020 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

How many times have you politely nodded at your conversational partner, wondering when she or he will get to the...

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Posted on 10/15/2020 at 03:34 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Even if you’re not planning to write a memoir, you may enjoy a recent post from Allison K. Williams. The...

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