Novel feedback often can really help you make your novel better, but sometimes the advice just doesn’t seem right. How do you know when to take the advice–even if it means a massive rewrite or reject the advice? This episode looks at the feedback dilemma many writers face.
Writers need a one-line explanation of their book– be it for an agent, TikTok, pitch, or just as a simple response to the “What’s your book about” question. Is is difficult to write? Yes, in the beginning it can be challenge because writers think in terms of scenes, whereas most people just want an understanding of the book’s premise.
Having too many characters in your novel confuses the reader and causes problems for the writer and the reader. Here are 7 problems associated with having too many characters for your genre’s conventions.
How you identify yourself when someone asks matters in ways relating to your writing goals that you may not have thought about. Are you a writer, new or beginning writer, a pro?
This video looks at the names we give ourself and why it matters to your writing goals.
Reading like a WRITER and not just for entertainment is an amazing way to learn about the writing craft and improve your writing skills. Writers need to read—we’ve all heard that advice—but that’s just 1/2 the instruction! This episode discusses in depth what it means to READ like a WRITER.
The secret to writing your first novel or many novels is finding a routine that works to get the pages written and also by making a consistent effort to learn the writing craft. It’s the single most important thing you can do make your ambitions and dreams of writing into a reality.
This is the first video of a series, Writing Routines, created to inspire and motivate you to finish your very first novel and/or continue with pursuing your writing goals in a way that works for you and your life.
What to bring, table set up, what not to do, and other do’s & don’ts to make your live book event a great experience to get you and your books noticed. Live book events are wonderful, but also scary and overwhelming. Your table can get lost in a sea of author tables.
It’s so easy for prospective readers to not even see lil’ ol’ you sitting at your table all by your lonesome. And yet this is your chance to engage and connect with prospective readers. Make the most of it!
The best way to improve your writing is to listen to feedback about your novel and then take the steps to improve your skills. Are you a beginner writer who wants to take your writing to the next level? There are many reasons why new writers find it difficult but it can be done and you can learn to write better and tell a better story.
When it’s time to provide writing feedback to your writing friend it can be difficult because you want to inspire and motivate them, not crush their soul. The hard truth is that many amateur writers do not want to be told that there are problems with the novel.
Let’s face it, revisions are frustrating, take a lot of time, and require understanding elements like characterization, dialogue, pacing, plot arc, showing vs telling, and more.
How do you approach the feedback? What’s the first question to ask the writer?
How do you determine how much feedback to give?
What should you do when your writing friend wants you to read and provide feedback on their book and you really don’t want to. Their pleas can put writers in the hot seat and make an experienced writer squirm because they know what’s involved in a feedback and what their friend wants to hear.
Here are 7 authentic and kind ways to decline to read and critique your friend’s book.