• Craft

    So You Think You Can Write A Guest Post by Sherry Howard

    Every week, one of the members of 10 Minute Novelists shares their insight and experience in their writing journey. This week, Sherry Howard shares what she learned through an online writing course.  So You Think You Can Write If you voluntarily took a course, did homework, and subjected yourself to massive critique. You must have been enrolled in Iowa University’s MOOC, Massive Open Online Course. It doesn’t matter where you are in your writer’s journey, there’s a spot for you in this online course. The current course How Writers Write Fiction, http://courses.writinguniversity.org/, is still open and the instructional portion will be available to view for a while. I have a…

  • #Top10Tuesday,  Craft,  Work-In-Progress

    #Top10Tuesday Top Ten Questions To Ask Your Beta Readers

    Beta readers are the best! They are an author’s second readers. I’m guessing, and don’t hold me to it, that the alpha reader is the author himself. God knows YOU’VE read your book enough, right? Good writers use beta readers’ opinions to iron out the story’s wrinkles, find out what’s missing and see what the writer doesn’t see. You can use beta readers early in your writing journey, say, after the first draft. Or you can wait several drafts into it and then let trusted people read it.  Either way, you may find it helpful to give them specific questions to answer about your manuscript. Today’s Top 10 Tuesday is this! #Top10Tuesday…