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It’s Not Cheating to Use Writing Tips and Tools

July 11, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

There’s no need to feel guilty for borrowing tips and taking advice from other writers. Writing is a craft, with tools and techniques passed from writer to writer.

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Make Readers Care

March 17, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Tips for making readers care about your characters and the story events at every stage of your long fiction.

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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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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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Overflow Comments for Post on Manuscript Format

July 25, 2013 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

An overflow article for comments and questions regarding manuscript formatting.

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You Gotta Start Somewhere

July 15, 2013 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

A discussion of where to begin writing, especially when you don’t know where to start. Included a reminder to decide on foundational issues before putting pen to paper.

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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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Imagine Beyond What is Safe

March 9, 2013 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Take your imagination in new directions—take the reins off—as you try to solve story issues. Purposely imagine beyond boundaries that you might not even know you’ve set around your imagination.

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Stir Reader Curiosity

December 17, 2012 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

To keep readers reading, stir their curiosity. Make them have to turn the page. Give them unanswered questions and make them have to know the answers.

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Stand-Out Stories

November 27, 2012 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Rather than writing the same old style or same plot or same character, try something new and fresh. Write stories that stand out from the common.

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