When you think of critique groups, you probably assume (hope) that they’ll give you some constructive feedback to improve a scene, chapter, or story. But did you know that’s only half of the benefit you can gain from a critique group? And it’s probably not even the most important half. I’m blogging about this over […]
A Writer’s Tribe: Critiquers, Alpha Readers, and Beta Readers, Oh My!
What’s the difference between alpha readers, critique groups, beta readers, sensitivity readers, developmental editors, and all the other reader/editor types out there? And what are we writers supposed to do with them all? Each one has a role to play in making your story the best it can be, whether you’re polishing your manuscript to […]
Pitch Sessions for Writers
Looking for a great way to pitch your book one-on-one to agents and editors while nursing a panic attack? You’re in luck. This week, I wrote a guest blog for Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers (RMFW) about pitch sessions, which are 10-minute private chats with an agent or editor, often offered as part of writing conferences […]