Hey, SE Readers. Happy 2021. Joan here today. No matter if you’re a beginning writer or have been writing for years, you’ve probably heard the terms critique groups, critique partners, and beta readers. Since the onset of indie publishing, critiques and beta readers are more important than ever. Traditionally published authors can benefit from these … Continue reading Which Way Do I Go? Critique Groups, Critique Partners, or Beta Readers
Hi, SEers. You're with Mae today with a subject that's been discussed before. Even so, I hope this post brings something new to the table, as the subject is one I feel strongly about. Critique partners are different than beta readers, and both have value. Some writers use both, but most use one or the … Continue reading Finding a Critique Partner
Hey, SE Readers. Joan here today with a subject near and dear to our hearts. Writing. Okay, little joke there. If you weren’t interested in writing, you wouldn’t be reading this blog. We all know editing is a must when it comes to writing. First drafts suck. And we all want to make our stories … Continue reading Write Short, Edit Long / Write Long, Edit Short
Hello, SE Friends. Mae here today, ready to talk support and organizations. As authors when we sit down and peck away at the keyboard, it’s a solitary process. If you’re like me, you have a cat poking in every so often and strolling across your keyboard or curling up on your desk. Or maybe you … Continue reading What’s Your Preference?