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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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Blog Milestone

July 7, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Celebration of a milestone—thank you for reading The Editor’s Blog.

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Find Inspiration When You Are Uninspired

June 12, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

It’s easy for our ideas and writing to become stale or common. Familiar. Even so repetitive or wearisome that we are bored writing stories. Try a few prompts for exploring the wider world in your life so you can create fascinating new worlds for readers.

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(Stop) Comparing Yourself to Successful Authors

May 25, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Encouragement for when you feel you’ll never be as good as other writers.

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Feed the Reader Within the Writer

May 14, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Take the time to read something for yourself—encouragement for writers and editors caught up in their work.

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Another Year—Encouragement and a Reminder of Goals

January 13, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

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Need a Boost? Try NaNoWriMo This Year

October 26, 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

August 28, 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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