Posted on 10/20/2021 at 10:23 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

History is packed with compelling figures whose stories beg to be told – or imagined. Author Patti Callahan Henry has...

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Posted on 10/18/2021 at 03:13 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Back-to-school must also be on the minds of some of our go-to writing sources. Both Writer's Digest and Joanna Penn...

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Posted on 10/16/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Frances Glessner Lee, through her dioramas of crime scenes, taught police officers to be more observant. But this godmother of...

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Tagged As: Mystery, Writer's Digest

Posted on 10/13/2021 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We’ve been sharing posts about the supernatural and conflict-causing characters; now it’s time to roll those themes into one single...

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Posted on 10/11/2021 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Halloween’s approach may have some writers toying with the idea of adding supernatural or scary elements to their fiction. If,...

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Posted on 10/09/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s October — cue the tips on horror and the paranormal! Writer’s Digest has added an offering on how to...

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Tagged As: Horror, Writer's Digest

Posted on 10/04/2021 at 01:33 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Some of you may be wishing you had a time machine, just to send you back to the weekend and...

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Posted on 09/29/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Characters whose main job is to move the plot along are certainly welcome in your story … as long as...

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Posted on 09/24/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Stephanie Marie Thornton, author of a spy thriller, has never worked in an intelligence agency. But firsthand knowledge isn’t required...

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Posted on 09/17/2021 at 10:03 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Not to add another worry to anyone’s plate, but one more of the many important decisions that you must make...

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