4 Best Tips for Joining a Critique Group

Posted by Kristen House on April 13, 2019 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (0)

I’m just going to say it: If you’re a serious author, you need to be a part of a writers’ critique group. But if you’re an introvert like me, you might be a little hesitant in meeting with a group of strangers (they’re authors, too...but still!) and baring your writing.


To demystify the process of joining a critique group, I connected with children's book author 

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How to Work with Beta Readers

Posted by Kristen House on April 13, 2019 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

When it comes to all the elements that go into a successful novel—good pacing, character development, plot progression, and the story itself, for example—there’s a lot that can go wrong. And while you can always hire a professional book editor to help strengthen your story, it’s always a good idea to enlist beta readers (one of my

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3 Crucial Tips for Self-Editing Your Book

Posted by Kristen House on December 12, 2018 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

There is a common misconception in the writing community that immediately after you write your manuscript, you should send it off to a book editor. While a book editor will help improve your book before publication, the best books (and I've found, those by the most serious authors) are those that have been self-edited several times before being sent to a professional editor.

Why is s...

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