Posted on 05/23/2019 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Pretending that your characters — heroes and villains alike — are on a therapist’s couch, with you as...

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Posted on 05/22/2019 at 02:25 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

One can make generalizations about which point of view to use in fiction, based on genre alone. But C.S. Lakin reminds u...

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Posted on 05/22/2019 at 11:03 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Five world-building approaches for the price of one! Writer’s Digest spoke with five acclaimed authors about how t...

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Posted on 05/21/2019 at 03:08 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Do you trust your reader? That may seem like a silly question, but C.S. Lakin believes it’s at the root at some pa...

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Posted on 05/14/2019 at 11:01 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Some authors have gained notoriety for their willingness to off their characters. And there’s no denying that deat...

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Posted on 05/01/2019 at 04:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We’re hardly breaking new ground by reminding you to catch readers’ attention quickly and definitively. We a...

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Posted on 05/09/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writer Jay Artale thought she’d struck gold. Her travel blog about a specific area in Turkey had taken off to the...

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Posted on 05/05/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Zara Altair makes a keen observation about the mystery novel: While the detective/sleuth is generally the hero, the vict...

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Posted on 05/01/2019 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A fair amount of writing advice focuses on complex characters and engaging plots, but less focus is placed on setting. D...

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Posted on 04/26/2019 at 11:02 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

One of the biggest pitfalls in the world of writing nonfiction is the risk of being overwhelmed. That’s true of au...

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