Posted on 04/10/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

2020 was certainly a year that challenged us to find the silver linings, if at all possible. And author Deanna...

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Posted on 04/09/2021 at 09:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We recently shared a post on the importance of dialogue, and we’ll follow up with more advice from another source....

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Posted on 04/06/2021 at 09:48 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We’re over a year out from the moments when we realized that the COVID-19 epidemic was going to dramatically change...

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Posted on 04/05/2021 at 10:12 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Early on in Jeff Elkins’s writing career, he decided to analyze some ongoing bestsellers to see what characteristics they had...

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Posted on 04/02/2021 at 03:06 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We’re sensing a theme at Writer’s Digest (and, honestly, enjoying rolling with it). We’ve now gone from tips on developing...

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Posted on 04/02/2021 at 09:09 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Both a mystery and a thriller — if done well — make a reader eager to complete the book and...

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Posted on 03/27/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

One of the easiest ways to learn about writing and storytelling is, of course, to read other authors. Ethan Miller...

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Posted on 03/26/2021 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you’ve been following our newswire for any length of time, you’ve become aware of the perils of “head-hopping.” That’s...

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Posted on 03/25/2021 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It seems more than natural for authors to include tidbits from their lives (or the lives of those they know)...

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Posted on 03/24/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You might begin your novel with no idea where it’ll go, or you might discover that the characters have something...

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