January 18th, 2021 | Season 1 | 7 mins 4 secs
beta-reading, books, critique, editing, querying, writers, writing, writing tips
How Do You Please Everyone With Your Writing? Spoiler Alert: You can’t.
In the query trenches, you see agents posting about what they don’t want and there’s this knee-jerk reaction, when I recognize a trope from my writing in their ‘no thank you’ list. The feeling of, “Oh! I can fix it! And then you’ll love it!” Especially when you see so much of your story in their ‘please send me’ list. But, before you do, listen to this episode where I discuss 3 reasons NOT to 'fix' your manuscript.
January 4th, 2021 | Season 1 | 5 mins 25 secs
beta-reading, books, critique, editing, writers, writing, writing tips
After you’ve written your novel and revised the BLEEP out of it, one thing remains: To edit your manuscript! In this episode, I share 5 sites that can help.