Alpha readers aren’t as well recognized as beta readers, editors, or ARC readers, and one reason for that is because writers might think that no one should read their work until it’s finished. Alpha readers can do many things for you and your book, and you would be smart if you took advantage of them. […]
I started writing again recently, and I barreled through about twenty thousand words in the first five days of my week. For me, that turned out to be three or four chapters. I think. The last chapter in Catcher in the Rye isn’t even a full page. Some chapters in other books can be twenty […]
Many sequels don’t compare to the original, and this applies both to books and movies. Sequels are interesting and worth the read, but readers might find themselves putting a bookmark in more often along the way. The only thing really driving them forward is the desire to find out what happens to the character(s) they […]
It’s not a topic addressed often, but it’s a question often asked internally. Writers are filled with self-doubt, usually, and the idea of feeling such doubt can rock you on the ledge between writing and not writing. First, I want to tell you that you’re not alone with your insecurities. The most heard phrase (I think) […]
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