A great critique group can accelerate a writer’s growth in their craft
TV producers have been using this method for years to determine if a show is worth investing in beyond a pilot episode or season.
Identify what your ideal reader looks like?
Beta readers are early readers who give you feedback after you’ve gone through developmental editing.
We’re not talking fashion magazines, folks. In the book world, a style guide is the rulemaker you’re choosing to follow. And for writers in the US, the most accepted style guide for books is Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS).
What should my word count be? is a question that every writer asks at least once in their writing career, and with good reason.
What’s your favorite book, or who’s your favorite author, in the genre you write?
If you can’t answer that question, then it’s time to head to the library or bookstore.