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Writers, Please Raise Your Hands…

Writers, Please Raise Your Hands…

..if you’ve EVER committed one of these errors listed in this article, Ten Things That Make an Editor Stop Reading Your Manuscript. I’ll be the first to admit, my hand is waving around in the air waiting to be called on. Oh please, me me me me!! Seriously, though. In reading these tips, I couldn’t help but think to the first novel I ever wrote…and then the second…and then the third….and then the fourth…and then the one I’m actively working on…

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PSA: Beta Reading

PSA: Beta Reading

Why Beta Readers are the Secret Backbone of Writers Wikipedia defines a beta reader as the following: “a non-professional reader who reads a written work, generally fiction, with the intent of looking over the material to find and improve elements such as grammar and spelling, as well as suggestions to improve the story, its characters, or its setting. Beta reading is typically done before the story is released for public consumption. Beta readers are not explicitly proofreaders or editors, but can serve in that context.” This, though,…

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