This page collects a kitbag of my free downloads, articles, books and courses to help writers self-edit and revise their writing to the best it can be.
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Sample Briefing Document for Beta Readers
Here's a sample briefing document that I actually used for my team of beta readers on one of my … Read more...
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Tips and suggestions for manuscript feedback & self-editing
What makes a good beta reader?
Last time we talked about what is a beta reader and why you need one. A beta reader gives you … [Read More...]
Editing your book? Print it out!
Yes, we all live in an electronic world these days, untethered by concrete reality, communicating … [Read More...]
What is a beta reader and why do I need one?
You might have seen the term 'beta reader' as you're browsing writing websites, or maybe this is the … [Read More...]
Proofreading our own work: Overcoming ‘autocorrect’
I'm always saying how hard it is to proofread our own writing. In fact, in my professional life I … [Read More...]
What to do when you’ve finished the First Draft
Picture this: you've typed The End on your manuscript. Maybe you won NaNoWriMo, or you've just been … [Read More...]
Should Writers Do Their Own Editing?
Like most of the vexing questions I post on this blog, my answer to “Should writers do their own … [Read More...]
The brutal truth about finding beta readers
Every time I post about beta readers and how wonderful and essential they are, I get more requests … [Read More...]
How to find a beta reader
How do you find a good beta reader or "test pilot" to critique your manuscript, preferably for … [Read More...]
Writing a book? Go for it.
Are you writing a book? Wishing you could write a book? Go for it. I believe in you. Not because I … [Read More...]
Survey Results: The Pros and Cons of Beta Readers
I conducted a survey via my mailing list asking about people's experiences with getting feedback on … [Read More...]
Briefing a Beta Reader: Practical details
Beta readers are those wonderful people (often volunteers) who read and critique the manuscripts of … [Read More...]
Is my book ready for beta readers yet?
Many people are not quite sure of the best time in the development of their book to ask for a beta … [Read More...]
Briefing a Beta Reader: The Approach
I've heard horror stories of people receiving snarky and offensive beta reports on their manuscripts … [Read More...]
Why you shouldn’t ask Beta Readers to do copy editing
A Beta Reader critiques your manuscript, and provides feedback to help you improve it. Lots of … [Read More...]
How to brief a Beta Reader for amazing results
I’m a big fan of beta readers, and especially of MY beta readers. Their feedback helped make my … [Read More...]
Useful tools and gifts
Useful Books for Writers
Read my mini-reviews of some of the writers' books I've found useful over the years... I'll keep … Read more...
Gifts for Writers and Beta Readers
Are you looking for an inspirational, cute or quirky gift for a writer or beta reader? I've made you some mugs, book bags, phone cases, clothing and lots of other options. I've really enjoyed creating … Read more...
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