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Introduction to Description

on August 9th, 2013 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Description in fiction paints the story world and characters for readers, gives substance to a world wholly unfamiliar to the readers. Learn some tips for working with description.

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(Most) Characters Can’t Read Minds

on September 25th, 2012 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Be aware of the trap of making your viewpoint character a mind reader. Characters can’t always guess what others are thinking and the motivations for their behavior.

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Claustrophobia—Don’t Imprison Readers in a Character’s Head

on June 16th, 2012 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

There is more to story than a character’s thoughts. Be sure to step outside a character’s head so readers can experience a full story that includes action, dialogue, emotion, setting, and thought.

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