My writers group just started a new program called Beta Readers Round Table. Five of our members submitted their completed manuscripts to be reviewed by Beta Readers (myself included). Each Beta Reader critiques 2 manuscripts based on content (not line editing). Searching for plot holes, characterization errors, point of view switching, change of tenses, the … More Beta Reading Challenge
In a few short days, I’m heading to this lovely island with my family. Guess which island? Nope- not in the Caribbean. It’s actually not even tropical. Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. As I look at these photos knowing I’ll be playing on the beach with my son and hubby, it reminds me of … More Inspirational Settings
Alright, now that I’ve done a quasi-happy dance that I’m 3/4 done with my WIP, I know once I’m finished with the first draft I have to start revisions. MAJOR revisions. I’ve received feedback from friends in my writers group and a few online critique sites, and I’ve kept track of those suggestions in a … More Thinking Ahead… Revisions
I’ve realized why I’m stuck in my writing this week. After a few weeks of frustrating writer’s block, and having to delete several chapters and revise several scenes, I read at my local writer’s group who gave me another reason to be frustrated. I’m not frustrated with the writers group- not at all. They pointed … More Battling Themes Causes Bi-Polar Character
Question I’m dealing with for my new WIP (work-in-progress). I’m bouncing back and forth between themes, and I need some feedback from readers and other writers. Let me know what you think.