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Let’s Fall in Love

June 3, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Tips for writing romantic love, for showing characters falling in love.

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The Curse of First-Person Narration

September 20, 2012 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Many writers face the curse of first-person narration—too much exposition at the expense of scenes. Guard your novels against the overuse of telling. Yes, one more article on showing vs. telling.

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Write Scenes Rather Than Reports

March 25, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Scenes—someone doing something somewhere—are the pulse and images of the novel. Don’t skimp on scenes. Use exposition to connect them, but be sure you write them. Listening to a character’s thoughts, without knowing where and when he is, can make for dull reading.

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