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Nothing Words—People

September 11, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Like “thing,” “people” is a nothing word. A filler. But you can easily change the bland and generic “people” to a word that better fits the scene and the character using the word.

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Introduction to Description

August 9, 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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Details and Description—Getting the Facts Right

February 10, 2013 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

A few quick tips for writing fresh descriptions and a reminder to get story facts right.

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