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Point of View—Part Two

July 26, 2012 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Second of three articles on point of view. This is an examination of first, second, and third points of view in fiction.

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Point of View, the Full Story—Introduction

July 26, 2012 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Point of view is one of the basic elements of fiction. This is the first of three articles exploring point of view.

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Characters Need Goals

May 10, 2012 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

The major characters in your fiction need goals to see them through the story you’ve dropped them into. Make sure you’ve given them goals sufficient for the adventure.

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What To Write First When Writing Fiction

February 21, 2012 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Writers sometimes don’t know how to begin writing a new story, but you can begin anywhere, with any story element. You can begin at any point in the story.

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Sub-plots, Main Plots, and Digressions

July 30, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Sub-plots can add great depth to story. But these secondary plots can detract from the main plot. A look at sub-plots and their limitations.

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On Grammar and Punctuation

May 30, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

The rules of grammar and punctuation are many; explore the importance of knowing how to use grammar and punctuation correctly.

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Plot Basics—The Events of Story

May 22, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Plot, one of the most important elements of fiction, is all about what happens to characters. Plot is concerned with story events and character reaction to those events. A look at plot basics.

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Writing Basics—The Paragraph

March 15, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

There’s much more to a paragraph than what you learned way back when. See what your paragraphs can and should be doing for your stories.

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Clear and Simple Writing Advice

March 10, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

New writers need to hear it for the first time and experienced writers need reminders—basic writing advice.

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Plot, Setting, and Character—Fiction’s Top 3

February 24, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Plot, setting, and character are the three major elements of fiction. Get an overview of what they do and how they interact.

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