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Plot, Setting, and Character—Fiction’s Top 3

February 24, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Plot, setting, and character are the three major elements of fiction. Get an overview of what they do and how they interact.

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Dialogue—The Speech of Fiction

February 11, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

We add dialogue to our fiction so our characters can communicate. But we also use their dialogue to mis-communicate, to increase tension, to get our characters into trouble. Learn what dialogue can and should do.

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Participial Phrases? C’mon, You Made that Up

February 6, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Participial phrases have something to do with writing? You probably think I’m pulling your leg when I say that they do. But I promise I’m not. And I promise you’ll recognize these oddly named phrases once you see them. Learn how to use these modifiers correctly to bring variety and clarity to your writing.

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The Elements of Fiction—The Basics & Beyond

February 3, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Are there writing basics that every writer should master? Of course. Learn the elements of fiction and how they interact to create memorable stories.

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Duties of an Editor & How Editors Help Writers

February 1, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Don’t know exactly what an editor does, what he or she can do for a writer? Check out different categories of editors and see just what they’re looking for when they read your manuscript.

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