Tuesday December 12
Subscribe to RSS Feed

Parse Writing Advice

September 20, 2017 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Even the best writing advice might not work for every circumstance. Remind yourself that some advice won’t fit your story or a particular circumstance.

Share

Continue reading Parse Writing Advice »

8 Comments, Join in »

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Is Perfection Possible?

May 10, 2017 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Writing rules can frustrate writers, but following rules is important. On the other hand, breaking rules can be the answer for a section of text.

Share

Continue reading Is Perfection Possible? »

15 Comments, Join in »

Subscribe to RSS Feed

“And” in Action

March 27, 2017 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

A discussion about the use of “and” to connect two actions of the same subject. “And” doesn’t imply that the actions happen simultaneously.

Share

Continue reading “And” in Action »

5 Comments, Join in »

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Welcome Students and Educators

September 8, 2016 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Links to useful articles on grammar, punctuation, and writing fiction, especially helpful for students and educators beginning a new school year.

Share

Continue reading Welcome Students and Educators »

3 Comments, Join in »

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Why Writing Fiction is Hard

December 6, 2015 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Writing novels and long fiction is hard. But the task isn’t impossible. And writing is fun and satisfying. A bit of encouragement for those struggling with their fiction.

Share

Continue reading Why Writing Fiction is Hard »

11 Comments, Join in »

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Coming Soon—The Magic of Fiction

August 1, 2015 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

The Magic of Fiction is a comprehensive handbook suitable for writers and editors, students and professionals.

Share

Continue reading Coming Soon—The Magic of Fiction »

38 Comments, Join in »

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Writing Advice—What About -ing Words (Part Four)

April 8, 2015 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

There’s a lot of conflicting advice that tells writers to never use words that end in -ing or to not use -ing words under certain conditions. Explore both the advice and the rationale behind it.

Share

Continue reading Writing Advice—What About -ing Words (Part Four) »

22 Comments, Join in »

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Writing Advice—Behind the Advice (Part Three)

April 6, 2015 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Explore the rationale behind writing advice before you choose to accept or reject it. Includes advice on semicolons, exclamation points, prologues, and opening stories with dreams.

Share

Continue reading Writing Advice—Behind the Advice (Part Three) »

5 Comments, Join in »

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Writing Advice—Weighing the Advice (Part Two)

March 27, 2015 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

How’s a writer to know what writing advice is good and what is better ignored? A continuation of an earlier post.

Share

Continue reading Writing Advice—Weighing the Advice (Part Two) »

18 Comments, Join in »

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Writing Advice—Listen or Ignore?

March 18, 2015 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Rather than listen to advice that says it’s unnecessary to learn the rules of writing and fiction, learn your craft.

Share

Continue reading Writing Advice—Listen or Ignore? »

35 Comments, Join in »