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Win a 30-page Edit—Article #100 at The Editor’s Blog

July 1, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

In celebration of the 100th article on editing and the craft of writing, The Editor’s Blog is giving away one free 30-page fiction edit. Read on to find out more and to enter the drawing.

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Coming Soon. . . Giveaway of a Free 30-page Edit

June 26, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

To thank my readers and visitors at The Editor’s Blog for their support and in honor of blog article #100, I’m giving away a free edit of the first 30 pages of a fiction manuscript via a drawing. Details in this article.

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Edit in an Instant? Ain’t Gonna Happen

June 9, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

A reminder that manuscripts need edits and that edits take time. Encouragement for writers when they discover they’re not as close to the end of a writing project as they thought they were since editing can take as long as writing the first draft.

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Celebrating Year One at The Editor’s Blog

June 3, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Celebrating the first-year anniversary of The Editor’s Blog and looking forward to year Two. Look for some new blog features including First Pages on First Fridays.

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Write for Your Readers

June 2, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Some lament the seeming death of fiction—but maybe readers simply aren’t reading because writers aren’t creating stories that readers can enjoy. A reminder and an argument to write for the reader.

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How to Respond to Rejections & Negative Feedback

May 25, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Rejection is painful, and nasty rejection letters and negative feedback can cause writers to rethink their goals. Don’t let the negative bring you down.

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Dealing with Discouragement

May 14, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Just a word—or a thousand—for writers faced with discouragement from any source. You can defeat the giants arrayed against you.

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Writer’s Block—Real or Imaginary?

April 24, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Writer’s block is real and it can keep you from finishing your manuscripts. Consider strategies and options to overcome writer’s block.

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Assess Your Writing Skills—Turn Weaknesses to Strengths

April 18, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Writers have personal strengths and weaknesses. What one writer nails every time, another might struggle with again and again. A reminder to assess your skills and improve those that weaken your writing.

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Novelist as Director…And as So Much More

March 1, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

The creation of a movie requires many specialists. So does the writing of a novel. The novelist, however, plays the part of all the specialists. He alone is responsible for putting his story together the way a movie’s production team does.

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