The 30-Second Guide to Beta Reading

For people who have never gone through the process: Beta reading is a critique, a beta test of a manuscript that has gone through all major revisions except the final review by a copy editor or proofreader. Beta reading is like a “screen test” of the book,...
(Don’t Fear) The Reader

(Don’t Fear) The Reader

I got into a short discussion the other day about email lists and how much contact is too much and at what point we are abusing people’s trust, so I thought I’d share how I use my email list and some reasons why we shouldn’t be afraid of offending...

When are reviews for writers?

The short answer to this question is: never. There’s a longer answer too, one I’ll explore in this post. Reviews are generally written by readers for readers and should be ignored by the author, but there are also reviews that may offer critical analysis that can be...

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