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How do you find a writing buddy or beta reader?

At my writing critique group this morning, I asked around to see if anyone was interested in being my writing buddy.

In a month or so I’m going to need help, one on one, identifying how and where my writing gets sloppy, where I’ve overused a sentence structure, repeated words and phrases, or been too purple with my prose (etc etc). 166 more words


Getting ready for NANOWRIMO

This will be my first year trying the NANOWRIMO out. I’ve heard a lot of people have done this. The goal is to write 50,000 in 30 days.  75 more words


Basic Manuscript Formatting

One thing that continues to plague authors is the ability to send a properly formatted word processor file to editors, publishers, or self-publishing vendors. For the last ten years the default template settings in some word processors have been, hate to say it, just plain garbage. 104 more words

Terri Branson

How to know if you are being ripped off by a freelancer... or if you are ripping them off

It’s tough to know if you are being ripped off by a freelancer for the work they are doing for you. If you hire someone to do search engine optimization on your behalf, or to edit something, or to build you a website, you’re probably hiring them because you lack the skills. 2,106 more words

What I've Been Doing This Week

This last week, when I should have been planning for NaNoWriMo, I’ve been working on the outline for Project Apollo. Which is being re-written. It’s going to be easier to start again then it is to try and shoe-horn in all the bits we want to add. 263 more words


Stephen King as a Writing Teacher

I loved On Writing, and it surprised me just how much I embraced it. Now, even though I’ve read only a few of his books, Stephen King has become one of my favorite authors–not for his writing, but for his devotion, his thoughtfulness, and his brain. 194 more words


Editing Your Furniture

How to Edit: Furniture Removal

I mentioned the other day that I was moving and now you’ve probably guessed this is going to be another moving/writing parable. 1,224 more words