Posted on January 30, 2023 at 10:38 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

I've heard it observed that many romantic gestures are actually borderline creepy when you think about it ... especially if...

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Posted on January 29, 2023 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A writer makes the case for seeing the small things Even if you're writing serious literature — or living in...

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Posted on January 23, 2023 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writer's Digest shared two interesting posts about historical fiction last week. One of them is about a subgenre — historical...

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Posted on January 22, 2023 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

When fantasy novels are good, they can inspire some incredible dedication from readers. Take the Lord of the Rings and...

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Posted on January 16, 2023 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Some authors are fortunate enough to have characters truly move into their heads. It's a mixed blessing, though, because at...

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Posted on January 12, 2023 at 9:30 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You've been reminded on this blog, a few times, that you don't have to define yourself as an extreme plotter...

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Posted on January 10, 2023 at 9:01 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

I tend to remember my dreams fairly well and find them interesting — but only strategically share them, for fear...

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Posted on January 6, 2023 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writer's Digest had two how-to guides relating to romance novels this week, and both feature putting a slightly different spin...

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Posted on January 2, 2023 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Not every author is interested in submitting their books to contests, and we're certainly not here to push anyone to...

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Posted on December 28, 2022 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We're often cautioned not to dwell on the past — but to learn from it. That's what Michael Woodson urges...

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