Lies Writers Tell Ourselves: My Beta Reader Doesn’t Get It

So you send off your draft to some awesome, kind beta readers, and they send you feedback. Most of it is great, but there are one or two comments that are way off base and show they really missed the boat. Maybe they’re suggesting a character do something that character would never do. Or urgingContinue reading “Lies Writers Tell Ourselves: My Beta Reader Doesn’t Get It”

January Contest Crit Giveaway: Query or First 250

While I got my agent through querying, contests were critical along the way. Contests helped me hone my query and first 250, introduced me to other writers who gave me great feedback and encouragement, and pointed me to all kinds of fantastic online resources. In 2015, I want to give back to the writing communityContinue reading “January Contest Crit Giveaway: Query or First 250”