Beta Readers: It’s The Lukewarm Ones That Count

I love my mother. She's one of my biggest cheerleaders (and marketers! :D) and a very good proofreader. She loves just about everything I write, which makes storytelling fun because I know someone will enjoy it. She's also pretty good at giving me honest feed back, but let's face it... she's my mother. Of course … Continue reading Beta Readers: It’s The Lukewarm Ones That Count

7 Links That Will Make Editing Your Work Easier

As I work my way through Darren Rowse's 31 Days to Build a Better Blog, I decided to take on his earlier challenge to write a post with seven links. Since this post was originally going to be about critiquing or editing, I went with seven links on that subject. Without further ado, here they … Continue reading 7 Links That Will Make Editing Your Work Easier

Sandwich Critiquing

You've been asked to read a friend's manuscript. After dutifully plowing through 100 pages of less-than-perfect, sometimes entertaining, but often difficult to understand prose you're left with one question: how do you tell your friend her manuscript needs a lot of work? Unless you really don't care about hurting your friend's feelings and possibly losing … Continue reading Sandwich Critiquing