Posted on 11/16/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

In fiction, tension isn’t about clenching your fists or gritting your teeth — or stating that your protagonist is doing...

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Posted on 11/14/2019 at 12:24 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A character’s name isn’t a throwaway decision, but it shouldn’t be something that stalls your writing process. Dave Chesson shares...

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Posted on 11/13/2019 at 03:37 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author and ghostwriter Joshua Lisec may have described his process for writing a compelling nonfiction book as outlining. But trust...

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Posted on 11/11/2019 at 04:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We’re often told to trust our instincts in personal decision-making. C.S. Lakin believes you authors should do the same thing...

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Posted on 11/11/2019 at 11:25 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

No matter what you’re writing, it can be hard to quiet the critical voices in your head as you work....

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Posted on 11/08/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You know it’s time to revise your novel once you’ve finished the rough draft. So what are you looking for...

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Posted on 11/08/2019 at 11:54 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Even if you’ve tightly focused your memoir, making sure it’s not an autobiography, you’ll still be faced with the issue...

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Posted on 11/07/2019 at 11:45 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

When you revise your novel, you should be ensuring that each scene is as strong as it can be. Christian...

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Posted on 11/06/2019 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Rules comfort some of us — and chafe many others. We have some good news for writers in the latter...

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Posted on 11/05/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Cutting your own work, like proofreading it, can be extremely difficult because of your close connection to and investment in...

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