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Goodbye 2016, Hello New Year

December 31, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Celebrating your writing accomplishments from 2016.

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Please Learn the Rules

December 19, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Help your readers by learning the rules. Sometimes even big publishers don’t edit as they should—therefore you’ve got to do it yourself. Bad grammar and punctuation can turn away even the most determined reader.

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The Perspective From Inside a Character

November 28, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Tips for writing action and description from a character’s point of view. For a close narrative distance, show story events and descriptions through the character’s perspective.

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The Magic of Fiction–Holiday Sale

November 23, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

The Magic of Fiction is $10 off this weekend only.

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Writing Challenge (NaNo Write-in)

November 8, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Join other writers as we have a virtual get-together to write for a couple of hours. Perfect for NaNoers.

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Writing Prompts—ICYMI

November 2, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

The Editor’s Blog now has a full page of writing prompts.

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NaNo Prep Part 2

October 26, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

More tips for NaNoWriMo prep. Prepare to tackle NaNo by taking specific steps now. Includes a link to writing prompts.

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The Story Question is Vital

October 15, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

The story problem and the story question are vital components of any fiction. A discussion of the importance of the story question for readers.

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2016 NaNoWriMo Prep

October 5, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Tips for preparing for November’s NaNoWriMo. Get the prep done now so that you can begin writing on day 1.

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The Rudest Awakening

October 1, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Look for and then correct story problems that shock readers out of the fictional world. A list of common story problems that can ruin the reader’s experience.

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