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Although every finished book has a plot, not every plot is developed in the same way. There is a long-standing debate between writers who plot before writing their story (plotters) and those who discover their plot as they write (pantsers). Unfortunately, most of the...read more
As opportunity for authors has grown over the last several years, so has the fiction market. Indie publishing and the arrival of more and more small-press publishers has made it harder for an individual author to get their name in front of readers. There are various...read more
You’ve gone to the trouble of pouring your heart and soul into your characters, agonized over plot points, settings, and descriptions. You’ve rewritten and revised until words are little more than a blur on the paper or computer screen. Your story is finished....read more
I’ve always been a writer. But when I sat down amidst a pile of college brochures to choose a major – the teenage equivalent of “What do you want to be when you grow up?” – and told my mother I wanted to be a writer, I saw her grey hairs sprouting before my eyes. She...read more
Today we are getting the inside Scoop on Tricia Ballad. The Inside Scoop is the place to go to learn all about the members of the SavvyCrew, Instructors, and our tireless army of volunteers. All the folks that keep SavvyAuthors cranking! Each week we’ll...read more
I teach various workshops on sex in fiction quite often, which mean I hear a lot of the same questions again and again. Questions like: What makes a sex scene suck? Which tropes lead to epic eye-rolling? How can it be overcome? What makes a sex scene good? Is there a...read more