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Beta Readers, shudder

I have lost my way a little with my manuscript. The first draft and initial rounds of editing went surprisingly well but then life hit me with a sledgehammer and after weeks of grieving I made a conscious decision to try to move forward with at least one area in my life. 258 more words

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Roots and wings

Sometimes it’s hard to let go of the people or things we love. In the case of a novel, it’s also hard to recognize when it’s… 171 more words

What I've Learned (It Might Help You!)

Paying for Agent Pitch Sessions...I Think Not

   It’s that time of year again!

My favorite time, actually. The announcing of upcoming writer conferences. I enjoy attending conferences because I learn something new every time. 699 more words

Writing Advice

Before you publish: Making the most of your manuscript review

You found your beta reader (critique partner), and you’ve just received comments on your writing. Now what? Before you read your reviewer’s comments, keep in mind that a manuscript critique is just one part of your overall writing process: it will take some time to absorb, evaluate, and act upon the feedback you’ve been given. 1,524 more words

What Do Editors Do?

Before you publish: Finding your beta readers

“Beta reader” is a relatively new term — borrowed from “beta testing” in the high-tech industry — but the concept is an old one. Since long before the computer was invented, creative writers have depended on a few trusted readers to give feedback on a work in progress. 1,471 more words

What Do Editors Do?

Medium- A New Writing Tool For Authors

Medium- A New Writing Tool For Authors

 

By Scott Lorenz

Westwind Communications

 

Walter Isaacson uses it. NY Times journalist David Carr uses it. Author Emily Gould, Journalist Ben Smith, and Entrepreneur Elon Musk use it too. 655 more words

Author Advice

Improving my book: manuscript critique vs beta readers

I wrote last week that I’d finished the second draft of Danny Chaucer’s Flying Saucer, and that my next priority to get some outside input – people who can help me clarify what’s good about it (hopefully something), what could be improved … and what stinks. 905 more words

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