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Managing Days and Time—Lessons From TV

April 24, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

A lesson about time markers in story using Game of Thrones as reference material.

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Rewriting and Editing—So Many Possibilities

April 19, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Rather than rely on your go-to fixes, learn other ways to rewrite and edit words, sentences, paragraphs, and scenes.

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Remember Your Readers (Excerpt #5)—Launch Week Festivities*

March 16, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Excerpt from The Magic of Fiction—Keep the Reader in Mind

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Writing Questions Answered—Launch Week Festivities*

March 16, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Get your fiction and writing questions answered in a real-time question and answer session—Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 4 p.m. EDT and again at 9 p.m. EDT.

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A Writer’s Style (Excerpt #4)—Launch Week Festivities*

March 15, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Excerpt from The Magic of Fiction—Refining Style

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Strengthen Middle Chapters (Excerpt #3)—Launch Week Festivities*

March 14, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

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Setting Sets Your Stories Apart (Excerpt #2)—Launch Week Festivities*

March 14, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Excerpt from The Magic of Fiction—Showcasing the Setting

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First Drafts (Excerpt #1)—Launch Week Festivities*

March 13, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Excerpt from The Magic of Fiction—The First Draft

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Piling On—Frustrate Your Characters

March 4, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Pile on frustrations for your characters; see what they’re made of. Give characters reasons to act up and act out.

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Engage Readers—Feed Them Tasty Fiction

February 1, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Treat readers the way a chef treats his favorite customers—give them the good stuff, prepared with their tastes in mind. Make each story, beginning to end, a tasty one.

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