What is a beta reader, you ask? A beta reader is someone who reads a book before it is finalized and sent off for publishing to give honest, substantive feedback about what works and what doesn't. A beta reader's job is not to catch typos and grammar errors, but rather to provide comments about what … Continue reading A Call for Beta Readers
Sending off your writing work to be accepted, rejected, or worse--ignored--can be a scary thing. Especially when that work is as deeply personal as memoir. I finally took that step and have submitted the proposal for my memoir to the first handful of agents. These are some of the agents that I met at the … Continue reading Let the Rejections Begin!