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How to Get Effective Feedback from Beta Readers

How to Get Effective Feedback from Beta Readers

By now, everyone knows that I am a big supporter of using beta readers. I think they provide something to a piece that an editor can’t: The response of an actual reader. Yes, editors are readers –and obviously exceptional ones. […]

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My Struggle With Beta Readers

My Struggle With Beta Readers

One week ago, I put out a call for beta readers. And I received an overwhelming response. You see, I’ve put out calls and requests before, but rarely do I get more than a few positive replies. Once upon a […]

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There’s nothing like a deadline to get you writing…

There’s nothing like a deadline to get you writing…

Not quite a deadline…a “life”line, I suppose? It is with a mix between joyous excitement and overwhelming terror that I announce that I am soon to become a mother. My wife is pregnant and we are expecting to become a […]

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Wild Things; or, Burnout Continued

It’s off! I’ve released the novel into the wild. A limited run only – this is just a test – but that doesn’t make my nerves any quieter. I finished typing the damn thing last night. Typos abound – not […]

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Trust

Creativity can be an incredible vulnerability.  Things we create have a tie to our souls – to the deepest truths of who we are that maybe even we aren’t aware of. Creating something is scary and can be scariest when […]

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A Follow Up on Beta Readers

A Follow Up on Beta Readers

  I mentioned that during When Words Collide Kate and I sat on a panel called Beta Readers, Critique Partners, and More. I hope it was informative for those in the audience because it definitely sparked points for me. I […]

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