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Find Inspiration When You Are Uninspired

June 12, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

It’s easy for our ideas and writing to become stale or common. Familiar. Even so repetitive or wearisome that we are bored writing stories. Try a few prompts for exploring the wider world in your life so you can create fascinating new worlds for readers.

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Zeroing in on Words

June 8, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Explore how the change in words affects individual moments and scenes and stories, and how words can direct fiction.

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Let’s Fall in Love

June 3, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Tips for writing romantic love, for showing characters falling in love.

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Spelling Interjections and Exclamations

May 29, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

A list of common spellings of interjections and exclamations that are often simply spoken sounds.

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(Stop) Comparing Yourself to Successful Authors

May 25, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Encouragement for when you feel you’ll never be as good as other writers.

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Quick Manuscript Clean-up

May 21, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

A quick guide to manuscript clean-up. By the time you need these tips, you should have worked through multiple drafts of your story. The manuscript should also have been edited—by you or others—and proofed—also by you or others.

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Feed the Reader Within the Writer

May 14, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Take the time to read something for yourself—encouragement for writers and editors caught up in their work.

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Marking Text—Choosing Between Italics and Quotation Marks

May 12, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Learn how to choose between italics and quotation marks. Learn when more than capital letters are called for and also when capital letters are sufficient.

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Nouns—The Parts of Speech (1)—Writing Essentials

April 30, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

The basics on nouns, how they can be used, and how they can be identified.

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Should Editors Write?

April 18, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Encouragement for fiction editors to experience story from the inside by writing either short or long fiction, whatever they typically edit.

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