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”

Lies Writers Tell Ourselves: Publishable Quality

Long ago, when I was young and innocent and just starting out on my journey through the world of publishing, I had the idea that my job was to write a book good enough to be published. Once I did that, everything else would follow—because if it’s good enough to be published, that means it’llContinue reading “Lies Writers Tell Ourselves: Publishable Quality”