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A Writing Challenge for Genre—(April 2016)

April 8, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Shake up your writing life by challenging yourself to write in a new genre.

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Why Writing Fiction is Hard

December 6, 2015 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Writing novels and long fiction is hard. But the task isn’t impossible. And writing is fun and satisfying. A bit of encouragement for those struggling with their fiction.

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2015 NaNo Encouragement

October 23, 2015 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Encouragement and tips for taking on the 2015 National Novel Writing Month (NaNo) challenge.

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Drive, Passion, and Creativity

September 16, 2015 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

The last couple of articles I’ve written have focused on grammar and punctuation. On rules. And while learning rules is important, sometimes we need to focus on other writing concerns. Sometimes we need to immerse ourselves in the power of our passions. Just recently I was dramatically reminded of this need once again. PBS stations in the […]

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Everybody Doesn’t Like Something . . .

July 29, 2015 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Every writer and every book gets negative reviews, whether deserved or not. A lighthearted look at reasons why some readers won’t like your fiction.

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Reader Saturation—Dealing with Changing Reader Tastes

July 2, 2015 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Even your most avid fans may hunger for a different protagonist, a different story world, or even a different genre. Consider options for when readers become saturated by elements of your stories.

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Challenge for the New Year—2015

January 13, 2015 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Accept the challenge to read at least 12 books in genres unfamiliar to you in 2015.

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Coming Soon—Membership

October 28, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

A membership area—to include a member-only forum, DIY lessons, and a once-monthly discussion on writing issues—is coming soon to The Editor’s Blog.

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Push Yourself to New Heights or Explore the Depths

October 12, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

I haven’t written an article of encouragement recently, but since the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo or NaNo) is next month, I thought I’d take a few minutes to encourage you to begin a new project, maybe push yourself into trying a new genre or writing style, if only as an exercise and only for […]

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It’s Not Cheating to Use Writing Tips and Tools

July 11, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

There’s no need to feel guilty for borrowing tips and taking advice from other writers. Writing is a craft, with tools and techniques passed from writer to writer.

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