Advanced Reader Copies are versions of your book prior to full release. These copies are traditionally given to those who are willing to review. The problem for the Indie writer is how to get these out to your readers, track who reviews and does not, and keep a check on piracy.
As an author are you feeling overwhelmed by everything you need to get done? That's a given, right? I've been sharing some videos on Instagram about organizing your writing business. This blog post dives deeper into the subject.
Here I'll share the process on the author side of working with Beta Readers.
The Beta draft of my novella, Never Date a Siren is now completed! I'm looking for readers who can review and give me feedback.
After doing some research on electronic editors, I went with the free version of Grammarly (and no I did not install it into my browser).
This post will explore how to trim your dialogue beats so they read easier with a better flow and pace.
I'm still pounding out the description for Wicked Wolves of Windsor and other Fairytales that will be posted when the book goes live. Here is the current draft:
Probably the biggest surprise to me personally as I've moved from writing for myself to writing for others has been the editing process.
How I'm showing appreciation for my beta readers
One person loved my introductory line - another person hated it. They had some comments on my grammar. I took it like a Big Girl. Some of it I agreed with, some made me angry, and some I didn't do.