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Push Yourself to New Heights or Explore the Depths

October 12, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

I haven’t written an article of encouragement recently, but since the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo or NaNo) is next month, I thought I’d take a few minutes to encourage you to begin a new project, maybe push yourself into trying a new genre or writing style, if only as an exercise and only for […]

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(Stop) Comparing Yourself to Successful Authors

May 25, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Encouragement for when you feel you’ll never be as good as other writers.

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Feed the Reader Within the Writer

May 14, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Take the time to read something for yourself—encouragement for writers and editors caught up in their work.

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Should Editors Write?

April 18, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Encouragement for fiction editors to experience story from the inside by writing either short or long fiction, whatever they typically edit.

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Another Year—Encouragement and a Reminder of Goals

January 13, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

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Get and Keep the Words Flowing

November 17, 2013 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Ways to get writing when the words won’t flow. Writing prompts and encouragement for the writer who doesn’t know what to write next.

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Need a Boost? Try NaNoWriMo This Year

October 26, 2013 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Reminder about the National Novel Writing Month and encouragement to try something new.

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Getting Back to Work and into the Rhythm of Writing

August 28, 2013 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

It’s time for a bit of encouragement. After a summer filled with activities that eat into your writing time, it’s time to get back into the rhythm and flow of creating, of linking events and characters and details into stories that readers clamor for.

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Don’t Fake It—Learn the Craft

June 7, 2013 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

A reminder that you can’t fake the skills needed for writing convincing fiction. Learn the craft. Learn both the mechanics of writing and the elements of fiction.

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Reader Takeaway

May 30, 2013 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Give your readers a takeaway, something to remember you and your stories by once the book has been read.

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