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The prospect of writing a novel can seem daunting, but writing, revising, and editing fiction don't have to be headache-inducing tasks.

In The Magic of Fiction, editor Beth Hill helps you master the ins and outs of writing fiction. Learn how to create stronger first drafts to streamline the revision process later. Learn how to work and rework the fiction element
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Paperback, 606 pages
Published February 29th 2016 by Title Page Books (first published August 9th 2015)
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Kat Betts
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
TMoF is by far my most used resource (it doesn't even make it back to my shelf, it lives on my desk). I energetically recommend it to all writers and editors. It's geared to the US but gives alternatives for the British market, too, and can be easily adapted for the AU market.
Katrina
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Excellent reference book for fiction writing and editing.
Lisa
Jun 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I recommend this to all my clients. From taking the long view and learning how to to approach writing with professionalism, to the mechanics of writing, to the techniques of storytelling, this covers it all.
Kate McVaugh
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I never heard of this book until today. And no, I have yet to get my hands on a copy, but will soon do so. I found Ms. Hill's editing blog while trying to figure out if I should write a number with numbers or words. And then I had a question about the use of italics. She had answers to both, gave examples, and even answered questions I didn't know I had. Fantastic!
Fellow writers - this lady has all the answers!
Kate Johnston
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE this book. I have been looking for a guide on writing and editing fiction specifically, and finally, I’ve found it. It’s like I’ve set foot in a chocolate factory and it’s all mine, whenever I want. I’m that thrilled.

Beth Hill has a friendly voice and easy style, so I don’t feel like I’m back in school, taking grammar lessons all over again. There were times I forgot I was reading a guide because I was genuinely interested and immersed in her explanations and examples. She doe
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