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Zeroing in on Words

on June 8th, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Explore how the change in words affects individual moments and scenes and stories, and how words can direct fiction.

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Write Hot, Edit Cold? It’s Still Great Advice

on May 10th, 2013 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Write hot, edit cold was advice originally given to ad writers, but it’s great advice for any writer. A look at the advantages of editing and analyzing manuscripts with a cool head and from a distance.

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Step Outside Your Story World

on May 2nd, 2012 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Writers often become so lost in their stories that they can’t look at them dispassionately. Remember to step back and away from your fiction so you can get a true picture of a 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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