Discover Your Writer’s Voice

Discover Your Writer’s Voice

I attended a writer's workshop, and it altered the way I see myself as a writer when it comes voice. Don't you love when that happens? I had the opportunity to sit under Professor Balcarcel, who reminded writers how complicated and elusive it is to find your unique voice. What makes it complicated and elusive [...]

Christian Writer: How Real is Too Real?

Christian Writer: How Real is Too Real?

I’m often torn with how “real” to be, when it comes to writing. I’m not a cookie cutter Christian and I don't want to pretend to be. Christians make a huge mistake of pretending to be something we are not. We are flawed, we make mistakes and sometimes, our actions do not match what we profess. Don’t [...]

Preparation DFWCON: The Pitch

  First, I apologize. I’ve been M.I.A. lately. I’ve been preparing my manuscript for my pitch session at the upcoming DFW Writers Conference (DFWCON). In addition, I’m practicing my pitch and writing my query letter. Today, I'd like to share with you a few sites that have help me with, THE PITCH, which could easily be mistaken [...]

REBLOG: 10 Things to Consider About Beta Reading

This is a great post for authors seeking Beta Readers!

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Last week I finished the beta edit for Rise of the Sparrows. Since this will be my first book I hadn’t done the beta reading thing before, and it’s been an interesting experience.

So interesting, in fact, that I thought it might be helpful for other writers in the same situation if I put together a post on everything it’s taught me, as well as a couple of things to consider. Before I asked for beta readers I searched the web for info and it helped a lot, and I’m hoping that my post will add to the helpfulness 🙂

1) Be open to all feedback. Your beta readers will be critical. And you want them to be critical and point out every flaw they can find, because that’s the point of this, right? If you only want to hear that your book is the best book ever, don’t bother…

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