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(Stop) Comparing Yourself to Successful Authors

on May 25th, 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

on May 14th, 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?

on April 18th, 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

on January 13th, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

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Get and Keep the Words Flowing

on November 17th, 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

on October 26th, 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

on August 28th, 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

on June 7th, 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

on May 30th, 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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Deflate Confusion and Cast Off Frustration

on February 25th, 2013 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

The amount of information available to writers—the recommendations and tips and rules—can be overwhelming. Here’s encouragement, a few words to let you know you don’t have to learn it all at once, and an assurance that you will catch on.

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