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“And” in Action

March 27, 2017 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

A discussion about the use of “and” to connect two actions of the same subject. “And” doesn’t imply that the actions happen simultaneously.

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Be Bold and Assertive

March 4, 2017 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Don’t apologize for your characters or try to hide or downplay the kind of people they are. Write characters and story events without hesitation.

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Know Your Character’s Language

February 10, 2017 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

If a character comes from a country different from yours or different from that of your other characters, make sure that he uses words and phrases peculiar to his country and not to yours.

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Your Own Something Special

February 4, 2017 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Many writers have a “something other” that makes their writing style and their stories stand out. Explore your own something other and learn to play it up to create memorable fiction.

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Restraining Accents

January 23, 2017 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Rather than try to spell an accent, use other options for letting readers know that a character has an accent.

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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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