Posted on 10/26/2021 at 12:19 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The October edition of Desmond’s Drops pays special attention to the question of desire in characters. In the first two...

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Posted on 10/25/2021 at 01:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Sometimes writers set out to create a series. Other times, the idea strikes later, after book one has been developed...

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Posted on 10/21/2021 at 12:56 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writing a story in the order a reader will consume it makes logical sense … on paper. But many writers...

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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 10/18/2021 at 10:07 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The adage that everything comes back into style eventually may be a bit of an exaggeration. But some trends do...

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Posted on 10/14/2021 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You may think of them by a different name or description, but you’re certainly aware of Big Issue novels, as...

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Posted on 10/14/2021 at 11:43 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Sandra Wendel has years of editing under her belt. So of course she’s picked up on certain writerly tendencies. In...

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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 10/03/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The MacArthur Foundation announced the recipients of its annual “genius grants” last week. And as per usual, several wordsmiths (of...

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