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Experiencing Story From the Inside—Feel Your Stories

May 22, 2012 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

There’s more to story than mechanics and plot and characters. What impression does your story make? How does it hit you? And have you conveyed that impression to readers?

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That Final Manuscript Cleanup

March 22, 2012 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

You’re ready for submission, but is your manuscript? Take one final pass through your story using these tips to help with last-minute cleanup.

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Use a Rewrite to Add What Your Story Lacks

January 7, 2012 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

All writers leave something out of their early drafts. Learn your writing weaknesses and then plan your rewrites around strengthening your stories and overcoming those weaknesses.

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Apologies for Formatting Issues

December 11, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

My apologies to those Firefox and IE9 users who’ve had to deal with ugly formatting on The Editor’s Blog. I hadn’t realized how bad the problem was. Clearing your cache will allow you to see the correct version of the blog. Please don’t hesitate to tell me if you ever have problems with the blog. […]

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Style Sheets—The Setup and the Benefits

July 12, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

A style sheet is an easy way to manage consistency in a manuscript. Writer or editor, consider putting together a style sheet for every project.

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Checklist for Editors

June 7, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Editors bring both skill and artistry to their craft. But sometimes you just need a list of reminders about what to check on in an edit. This is a checklist appropriate for both the professional and the writer who self-edits.

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Why Writing “The End” Doesn’t Mean You’ve Finished

October 2, 2010 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

A novel isn’t finished after the first draft. Writers have much work ahead of them—some of the most tedious work—even after they’ve written “The End.”

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Self-Editing Tips

July 18, 2010 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Every writer can self-edit. And should. Learn a few self-editing tips every writer should be practicing.

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