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Beth Hill
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Write well. Write often. Edit Wisely.
Write well. Write often. Edit Wisely.

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Final day for the Goodreads Giveaway of The Magic of Fiction.
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Enter for a chance to win an edit of the first 30 pages of a work in progress, fiction or nonfiction. No purchase necessary, but you must enter by 11:59 EDT Tues. March 15, 2016.
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Join me at The Editor's Blog for Launch Week festivities (March 13-March 17) to celebrate the release of The Magic of Fiction. You can register to win an edit of the first 30 pages of a manuscript, register to win a prize pack of writing reference books, and get suggestions for the first chapter of a work in progress.
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Ready for a critique of your story's first paragraph? Join us Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 5 to 7 EDT at The Editor's Blog for real-time feedback on the first paragraph of your WIP. Contribute your insights by offering critique and suggestions for other writers.

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It was a three-year adventure in writing and patience, but The Magic of Fiction: Crafting Words into Story is finished.
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Membership is available at The Editor's Blog. We'd love for you to join us to take advantage of member forums, resources for both writers and editors, and writing prompts and exercises.
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Push Yourself to New Heights or Explore the Depths--encouragement and a challenge to try something new in your writing life. 
Press deep and stop settling for surface successes. There’s more inside you than surface-level discoveries. There are deeper emotions and more evocative phrases. There’s depth and strength and power. There is light and darkness. There are twists and calm seas and surprises. There are stories and characters and worlds that no one else can write.
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Characters aren't credible and stories aren't believable if one character is always in the right place at just the right time. Tips for curing characters of right place, right time syndrome.
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Characters aren't credible and stories aren't believable if one character is always in just the right place at just the right time. Tips for curing characters of right place, right time syndrome.

I'm a bit behind since I didn't see BBC America's "The Real History of Science Fiction" when the episodes aired earlier this year, but I caught up last night and wanted to recommend them to science fiction writers. Not necessarily for the science element of science fiction, but for the tips on world building and setting. Episode Two had some good reminders about world building, and Episodes Two, Three, and Four all touched on what had prompted the authors to imagine the events of their fictional worlds. Whether they were moved by wars or the McCarthy hearings of the fifties or other events, the writers were able to take something from their daily worlds and use it as the base for their fiction. The shows might give you a few ideas. 
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