Beta Reading, Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing, Writing Tips

Better Beta Readings

Photo courtesy of Alejandro Escamilla, unsplash.com. No, that's not my desk. I WISH my workspace was that neat. And that it had coffee… Sorry! Focusing on the blog… Today's the day—the day I let my second novel out of my grasp and pass it along to beta readers. I'll admit, while I'm excited to be… Continue reading Better Beta Readings

Beta Reading, Publishing, Teaching Writing, Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing, Writing Tips

Anne’s “Do” and “Do NOT” List For That Story You’re Thinking About Publishing

Writing a story is one thing. Writing it for other people to read- well, that's a whole different ballgame, isn't it? Writing, editing, editing some more, rewriting, editing, choosing a publishing venue, editing, formatting and cover design, and a few more rounds of editing- getting a book to a point where it can be called… Continue reading Anne’s “Do” and “Do NOT” List For That Story You’re Thinking About Publishing

Beta Reading, Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing, Writing Tips

Eight Terms New Writers May Not Know But Probably Should

As a child, I resisted asking for help.  After all, if I had to ask, someone might suspect that I didn't know everything. (Gasp!) I'd like to say that I've gotten better as I've gotten older, but I've never been a good liar. When I took my first tentative steps towards seeking publication a couple… Continue reading Eight Terms New Writers May Not Know But Probably Should

Beta Reading, Publishing, Uncategorized, Writing Tips

Better Beta Readings

It never fails to surprise me when, in spite of my best efforts, typos slip into my writing. I proofread my blog posts until my eyes won't focus. I've proofread my longer pieces until I can't stand to look at them any more. Perfection still eludes me. And that is where a good beta reader becomes… Continue reading Better Beta Readings