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Where Should you Invest your Time? Serious Critique Group.

In the book Outliers Malcolm Gladwell says that 10,000 hours of practice will make you an expert. Okay, this is a major paraphrase and simplification, but it works for our purposes now. 838 more words

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Responsibilities of a Beta Reader

“You can never read your own book with the innocent anticipation that comes with that first delicious page of a new book.”

-Margaret Atwood

A “beta reader” is a person who will read your story to see if it is a fit for the market, and they will also provide valuable feedback to fix problem areas in your manuscript. 437 more words

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Lessons Learned for being Critiqued

Continuing my critiquing series I had going before my book launch on Tuesday, I wanted to finish up with some notes on how to be critiqued. 490 more words

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Lessons Learned for performing Critiques

Continuing my critiquing series I had going before my book launch on Tuesday, I wanted to finish up with some notes on how to critique properly. 382 more words

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Thankful Thursday: The I-Didn't-Procrastinate-(Much) Edition

I’ve started working again on a project that I put on hold in 2012 because I didn’t feel equipped to do it justice. I’m still not insanely confident about my abilities (after all, I am a writer), but I’m pushing ahead. 190 more words