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First Steps in Formatting for Print

May 2, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Formatting a manuscript for a print book isn’t hard, but you’ll want to take advantage of the expertise of book designers. Start formatting by deciding on three major issues—trim, font, and margin sizes.

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Reviews for The Magic of Fiction

April 28, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Reviews for The Magic of Fiction

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Casting Your Scenes

April 27, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Rather than focus only on plot events as you write scenes, try purposely pairing characters that you normally wouldn’t put together in a scene.

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Managing Days and Time—Lessons From TV

April 24, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

A lesson about time markers in story using Game of Thrones as reference material.

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Rewriting and Editing—So Many Possibilities

April 19, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Rather than rely on your go-to fixes, learn other ways to rewrite and edit words, sentences, paragraphs, and scenes.

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A Writing Challenge for Genre—(April 2016)

April 8, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Shake up your writing life by challenging yourself to write in a new genre.

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The Editor’s Blog on Facebook

April 4, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

The Editor’s Blog is on Facebook.

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Adventures in Self-Publishing—Yes, Try It

March 30, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Considering self-publishing at least one book? I can recommend the endeavor. If for no reason other than the experience, it’s worth working through the process.

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Making Plot Less Episodic—A Reader’s Question

March 22, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

How can you make plot less episodic? A reader’s question.

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Thank You—Launch Week Roundup

March 19, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Recap of Launch Week winners

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