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Five Million and Counting

November 13, 2017 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

The blog has seen over 5 million page views.

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Go 2017 NaNoers!

November 2, 2017 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Encouragement and links for NaNo 2017.

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Showing and Telling Particulars

October 29, 2017 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Explore situations when telling rather than showing might be beneficial. Explore too the different types of showing in fiction.

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Parse Writing Advice

September 20, 2017 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Even the best writing advice might not work for every circumstance. Remind yourself that some advice won’t fit your story or a particular circumstance.

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Show the Love—Genre Requirements (Romance)

August 21, 2017 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

All genres have reader expectations or requirements. Explore the falling-in-love part of romances.

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Plain Doesn’t Mean Boring

August 11, 2017 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

When plain words work, use them. Don’t feel that you must use fancy words to elevate your fiction. Choose words that make your story feel real rather than pretentious.

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Practice Leads to Strong Performance

July 17, 2017 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Practice for both ball players and writers is a necessary activity. Don’t shortchange yourself and your skills by skipping writing practice.

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Saving the Day, Solving the Problem

June 25, 2017 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

To ensure reader satisfaction and a tight story, make sure that the protagonist solves the story problem. Make sure that the main character is involved in your story’s resolution.

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Site Restored

June 13, 2017 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Yeah! The problems with the blog seem to be gone. However, if you have trouble with any area of the site, please let me know. If you’re still having trouble opening some of the pages and posts at The Editor’s Blog, you can try refreshing your cache by using Shift F5. If that doesn’t work […]

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When Characters are Affected by Events

June 2, 2017 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Major characters grow and change. Have you remembered to show the ways in which your characters are changed by what happens to them?

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