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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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Lessons from the Movies—The Force Awakens

December 18, 2015 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Take a lesson from a review of the newest Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens—give readers more than the expected.

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Compound Words—Using This Cheat Sheet is Not Cheating

August 15, 2015 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Tips for spelling compound words—open, closed, and hyphenated compounds. The Chicago Manual of Style has a great section on spelling compound words.

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