Tuesday August 22
Subscribe to RSS Feed

Know Your Character’s Language

February 10, 2017 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

If a character comes from a country different from yours or different from that of your other characters, make sure that he uses words and phrases peculiar to his country and not to yours.

read Know Your Character’s Language »

7 Comments, Join the conversation »

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Your Own Something Special

February 4, 2017 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Many writers have a “something other” that makes their writing style and their stories stand out. Explore your own something other and learn to play it up to create memorable fiction.

read Your Own Something Special »

3 Comments, Join the conversation »

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Restraining Accents

January 23, 2017 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Rather than try to spell an accent, use other options for letting readers know that a character has an accent.

read Restraining Accents »

20 Comments, Join the conversation »

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Goodbye 2016, Hello New Year

December 31, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Celebrating your writing accomplishments from 2016.

read Goodbye 2016, Hello New Year »

9 Comments, Join the conversation »

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Please Learn the Rules

December 19, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Help your readers by learning the rules. Sometimes even big publishers don’t edit as they should—therefore you’ve got to do it yourself. Bad grammar and punctuation can turn away even the most determined reader.

read Please Learn the Rules »

35 Comments, Join the conversation »

Subscribe to RSS Feed

The Perspective From Inside a Character

November 28, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Tips for writing action and description from a character’s point of view. For a close narrative distance, show story events and descriptions through the character’s perspective.

read The Perspective From Inside a Character »

24 Comments, Join the conversation »

Subscribe to RSS Feed

The Magic of Fiction–Holiday Sale

November 23, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

The Magic of Fiction is $10 off this weekend only.

read The Magic of Fiction–Holiday Sale »

Comments Off on The Magic of Fiction–Holiday Sale

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Writing Challenge (NaNo Write-in)

November 8, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Join other writers as we have a virtual get-together to write for a couple of hours. Perfect for NaNoers.

read Writing Challenge (NaNo Write-in) »

8 Comments, Join the conversation »

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Writing Prompts—ICYMI

November 2, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

The Editor’s Blog now has a full page of writing prompts.

read Writing Prompts—ICYMI »

Comments Off on Writing Prompts—ICYMI

Subscribe to RSS Feed

NaNo Prep Part 2

October 26, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

More tips for NaNoWriMo prep. Prepare to tackle NaNo by taking specific steps now. Includes a link to writing prompts.

read NaNo Prep Part 2 »

4 Comments, Join the conversation »