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Exclude Us From Novels

August 11, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

A look at words, punctuation, and writing elements that can be safely excised from novels, creating more memorable fiction.

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Commas with Subordinate Clauses—A Reader’s Question

July 30, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

A writer asks about comma use with dependent clauses. Includes details about comma use for subordinate clauses before, after, and in the middle of independent clauses.

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How Much Back Story Should I Include

July 27, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

A writer asks how much back story is too much.

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Go For Correct, But Don’t Go Crazy

July 22, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Know when to quit when searching for obscure grammar and punctuation rules.

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It’s Not Cheating to Use Writing Tips and Tools

July 11, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

There’s no need to feel guilty for borrowing tips and taking advice from other writers. Writing is a craft, with tools and techniques passed from writer to writer.

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Blog Milestone

July 7, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Celebration of a milestone—thank you for reading The Editor’s Blog.

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Habits, Motions, and Common Actions of Fictional Characters

July 2, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Tips for putting characters into motion with habits and physical movement without disrupting the main action of a story.

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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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