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Improve Your Writing: Be a Beta Reader

If you’ve been writing for any amount of time, you have come across the scores of writing rules that float around the writing-verse. Show don’t tell Adverbs must die If you don’t use the oxford comma we can’t be friends … Continue reading

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10 Attributes of Good Beta Readers

In my last blog post I talked about why beta readers are an important part of the writing process. But beta readers come in all varieties and and a bad beta read can hurt your writing and emotional well being. … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why You Need Beta Readers

I recently had a discussion with another writer about whether getting feedback on your writing is valuable. The answer is, yes, it is. The discussion led to this post. A few follow-up posts on beta reading are coming soon. Enjoy!  … Continue reading

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Interview with Claire Bartlett

I recently found the website 51writers.wordpress.com and Twitter hashtag #51writers which is a group of writers dedicated to writing strong female characters. There are so many great writers in this 51writers community and I recently had the opportunity to interview … Continue reading

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Bear Spray, Princesses, and the Wandering Mind

I recently took an amazing vacation to Alaska. We hiked (to glaciers, lakes, waterfalls), fished at the break of dawn (which is REALLY early in Alaska in the summer), flew to the wilderness, and generally spent our time doing, moving, … Continue reading

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Lessons in Editing

I know it’s been awhile since I posted anything about my manuscript, The Darkest Hour. That’s because I’ve been editing LIKE CRAZY.To give you an idea of what I mean, it is now about half as long as the version … Continue reading

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