When you look up the definition of beta readers online, you get a plethora of information, such as this one from Oxford Languages: “a person who reads a work of fiction before it is published in order to mark errors and suggest improvements, typically without receiving payment.” Or this one from Wikipedia: “A beta reader… Continue reading Beta Readers are Essential
In the Throws of Edits
Every novelist will tell you that writing a book is the easy part. Editing it is the pits. When an author takes her imagination and free write her book without a scripted outline or any idea of where she is going, the story flows like jagged rocks tumbling down a mountainside and crashing into the… Continue reading In the Throws of Edits
A New Look!
While reaching for a glass, I pondered where I should begin writing. Do I start the edits of my novels? Or should I write another article? I turned the faucet on, and clear liquid swished through the tight cylinder, splashing against a stainless steel basin. I placed my cup under the spout and heard the… Continue reading A New Look!
Moving Forward Through the Holidays
As I look forward to the holiday season, I have reflected on this past year and my accomplishments. I landed a new job that was on my dream board, attended a writer’s retreat, began writing in the second book of my series, secured a website for said series, and met with a photographer to start… Continue reading Moving Forward Through the Holidays
The Makings of a New Series
As my reader, you may have noticed a slump in my postings. Today, I took a break from the constant film of my newest novel creation running in my head. I have been writing practically non-stop for over a month. Since I decided to shelf Grandfather’s Whispers (it played a much more significant role in… Continue reading The Makings of a New Series