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Protected: Beyond the Early Drafts: What Makes a Story Unique

on April 12th, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

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Keeping Adjectives in Line

on April 8th, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Adjectives can be paired or grouped to modify a single noun—learn the rules for using multiple adjectives, including the Royal Order of Adjectives. Explanation of coordinate and cumulative adjectives, and tips for using commas with adjectives as well.

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Make Readers Care

on March 17th, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Tips for making readers care about your characters and the story events at every stage of your long fiction.

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Dare to Challenge Your Characters

on January 25th, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Push characters to their breaking points and beyond. Don’t hold back but challenge your characters beyond what they thought they could do. Push them beyond what you thought they could do.

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Another Year—Encouragement and a Reminder of Goals

on January 13th, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Encouragement for a new writing year.

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Another Take on Dialogue Tags

on December 4th, 2013 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

More on the purposes of dialogue tags—use them to keep a story flowing.

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Get and Keep the Words Flowing

on November 17th, 2013 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Ways to get writing when the words won’t flow. Writing prompts and encouragement for the writer who doesn’t know what to write next.

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Build Toward The Story’s End

on November 6th, 2013 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Include anticipation in your stories to keep readers turning pages and involved with possible outcomes for your characters.

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Need a Boost? Try NaNoWriMo This Year

on October 26th, 2013 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Reminder about the National Novel Writing Month and encouragement to try something new.

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Set Story into Motion—Use Meaningful Verbs

on October 11th, 2013 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Verbs power your stories. Use accurate verbs to create the motion and emotion you want your story to have. This article includes tips for choosing verbs, including use of the passive voice.

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