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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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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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Getting Back to Work and into the Rhythm of Writing

on August 28th, 2013 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

It’s time for a bit of encouragement. After a summer filled with activities that eat into your writing time, it’s time to get back into the rhythm and flow of creating, of linking events and characters and details into stories that readers clamor for.

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Don’t Fake It—Learn the Craft

on June 7th, 2013 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

A reminder that you can’t fake the skills needed for writing convincing fiction. Learn the craft. Learn both the mechanics of writing and the elements of fiction.

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Reader Takeaway

on May 30th, 2013 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Give your readers a takeaway, something to remember you and your stories by once the book has been read.

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Writing the Query Letter

on March 17th, 2013 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

A query letter is short and powerful—it’s often a writer’s first contact with an agent or editor. Here are the basics for query letters and a few do’s and don’ts.

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Imagine Beyond What is Safe

on March 9th, 2013 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Take your imagination in new directions—take the reins off—as you try to solve story issues. Purposely imagine beyond boundaries that you might not even know you’ve set around your imagination.

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Deflate Confusion and Cast Off Frustration

on February 25th, 2013 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

The amount of information available to writers—the recommendations and tips and rules—can be overwhelming. Here’s encouragement, a few words to let you know you don’t have to learn it all at once, and an assurance that you will catch on.

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Get ‘er Done

on January 1st, 2013 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Encouragement for the new year. Don’t just start something new, finish up those projects that’ve been hanging over your head.

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Prepare for the Critics, the Nasty Ones

on November 12th, 2012 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

A nasty review or reviewer could ruin your day and the joy you have in your writing. Don’t let a nasty reviewer have the upper hand.

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