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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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Launch Week Bonus

March 12, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Coupon for $10 off The Magic of Fiction

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First Paragraph Critique—Launch Week Festivities*

March 11, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

The first Launch Week activity will be critiques of the first paragraphs of your works in progress.

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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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Release Announcement for The Magic of Fiction

February 29, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Release Day for The Magic of Fiction is March 15, 2016. And you can join the festivities.

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A Tale of Adverbs and the Comma

February 21, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

While most adverbs don’t require commas, some special adverbs do. A lesson on the use of commas with sentence adverbs and conjunctive adverbs.

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Honesty in Fiction

February 4, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Show characters as they are, revealing their fears and motivations and dreams. Keep characters open and honest before the reader so that the reader understands character motivation and emotions.

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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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Edit While Formatting—One More Chance to Get It Right

January 8, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

If you plan to self-publish, you or someone you hire will be responsible for formatting for print. Allow yourself time to format correctly and to adjust the text to fit into your book’s design.

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Heads Up—Holiday Sale at Bowker

December 28, 2015 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Bowker is offering 25% off their products and services, including ISBNs. This is a holiday offer, so I don’t know how long it will last.

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