Before you start looking into how to find beta readers and critique partners, you’ll want to decide on the type of reader you want. Would you prefer another writer to go over your work? This type of beta reader may become a critique partner if you decide to swap work with them. They’ll usually readRead More
How to avoid exposition: A guide to showing and telling
No doubt many writers will be familiar with the rule “show, don’t tell”. New writers in particular often fall into the trap of “telling” too much – otherwise known as exposition – but it can crop up in the works of even seasoned writers. When you’re frantically getting your words down on the page asRead More
Are you ready to have your writing critiqued?
I’ve talked before about dealing with feedback on your writing. I wanted to pedal back and talk about something a bit similar today: how to know if you’re ready to have your writing critiqued. It can be a big step if you’re new and haven’t shown your work to anyone before. It can still beRead More