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Style Sheets—The Setup and the Benefits

on July 12th, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

A style sheet is an easy way to manage consistency in a manuscript. Writer or editor, consider putting together a style sheet for every project.

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Don’t Fear the Semicolon—It’s a Useful Writing Tool

on March 9th, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Even though it’s often ignored, the semicolon has important uses that other punctuation marks can’t handle. Learn where and where not to use the semicolon.

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The Elements of Fiction—The Basics & Beyond

on February 3rd, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Are there writing basics that every writer should master? Of course. Learn the elements of fiction and how they interact to create memorable stories.

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Punctuation in Dialogue

on December 8th, 2010 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Punctuating dialogue correctly can help readers follow your story with fewer distractions. Check out the rules of dialogue punctuation.

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Self-Editing Tips

on July 18th, 2010 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Every writer can self-edit. And should. Learn a few self-editing tips every writer should be practicing.

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The Power of Repetition

on July 5th, 2010 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Repetition is a strong tool for a fiction writer. It can draw attention to a clue, it can create mood and stir emotion, it can emphasize with only a word. Yet repetition can also annoy the reader. Discover the power of repetition.

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