"Thanks Dan, no doubt you're correct. I've actually already started on the revision by going through line by line with a pencil and a printed copy and making notes. I plan to add about 12,000 more words or so but I think it'll be…"
A question to ask about the room for improvement is, how much room? The most polished piece can always fall a little short of an author's desire, but still be a quality work, worthy of publishing.
Still, if your gut feeling…"
Ok, so I've finished my book's first draft and have asked a handful of volunteers to read it and provide feedback. I eagerly await the results. But I once read that if an author feels there is room for improvement when considering submitting to an agent, then it is not ready to submit. In other words, it needs a revision. This is the point i'm at, however, admittedly, I'm not entirely certain just how to go about the revision. i've been thinking about it for a week now. Anybody have any advice…See More
We will meet on July 16th at 6:30 at Auntie's Bookstore. The topic will be moving to the second portion of a learning series intended for our regular participants who have made progress on their writing and are interested in the process of getting published. This month will focus on How to Find an Agent. Our June meeting was a bit heavy for our newest participants, and my apologies for that, but we have many folks in our group who have moved quite a ways from beginnings. We are hoping to have a…See More
All (Writer) Hands on Deck!Our meeting this Wednesday (18th at 6:30 p.m. - Auntie's) will focus on: Meet & Greet - we've a number of new folks who attended last month, so I want to have everyone at this meeting of the "long table" introduce themselves and just mention what genre(s) they are writing for and whether they've had anything rejected (how many?) or accepted or published.Then, we're going to go to school - We'll study the covers of ARCs (advanced reading copies) from publishers to…See More
"Linda, I am sorry to hear that you have been ill. I hope you are better by now. And I wanted to thank you for inviting Michael Houbrick to present his marketing strategies at the May Guild meeting. He certainly had a full…"
Tuesday 5/20 at 7:00 p.m., we'll be enjoying the presentation of this wonderful break-out author. Jenny knows her way around a thriller, having given us Cover of Snow last year and now returns with Ruin Falls. When a mother with an uncomfortable marriage discovers her two children are missing while on a road trip, she immediately goes into overdrive. She won't let anything stop her from locating her son and daughter, and finding out who's behind their disappearance. Is it her own husband?Now's…See More