Posted on 11/04/2021 at 09:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Authors are often encouraged to tap into their actual experiences to make their writing feel more vivid. Sometimes that advice...

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Posted on 11/03/2021 at 09:10 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

In our personal lives, it sometimes becomes apparent that what we think is the problem isn’t actually the real issue...

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Posted on 11/02/2021 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

As a writer, you want readers to struggle to put your book down, no matter the genre. Enter the cliff-hanger...

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Posted on 11/01/2021 at 01:41 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

For Writer’s Digest editor Amy Jones, the concept of trust — accurate and misplaced — is central to a good...

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Posted on 11/01/2021 at 08:53 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

“Show, don’t tell” or “show, not tell” is one of the most common and basic pieces of writing advice out...

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Posted on 10/28/2021 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Holidays of all types are fast approaching, and that may put you in the mood for some seasonal writing. The...

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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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