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What To Write First When Writing Fiction

on February 21st, 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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Use a Rewrite to Add What Your Story Lacks

on January 7th, 2012 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

All writers leave something out of their early drafts. Learn your writing weaknesses and then plan your rewrites around strengthening your stories and overcoming those weaknesses.

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Edit in an Instant? Ain’t Gonna Happen

on June 9th, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

A reminder that manuscripts need edits and that edits take time. Encouragement for writers when they discover they’re not as close to the end of a writing project as they thought they were since editing can take as long as writing the first draft.

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The First Draft—What it is and What it isn’t

on January 23rd, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

A novel’s first draft is never the final product. Learn both what’s missing from a first draft and what should be taken out to make it a better manuscript.

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