Thoughts on Critiquing and Beta Reading (PT 4)

If you have joined or participated in writing groups before, you may have heard of a 'Beta'. Let's recap what a Beta Reader is. 📌 Wikipedia defines as: "A beta reader is usually an unpaid test reader of an unreleased work of literature or other writing (similar to beta testing in software), who gives feedback …

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Who Am I?

Am I not defined by the words I speak? Twenty six letters, tossed about. Painting a picture of me. I like to think I can hide. Tucked nice and cozy behind a screen. "No one will notice the real me here", I smile as I type away. Building worlds and people, misguided master of it …

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Thoughts on Critiquing & Beta Reading (PT 3)

Critiquing Partner What is the elusive 'Critique Partner' you may ask. Well to recap the last post: 📌 Helping Writers Become Authors defines as: "A Critique Partner is a fellow writer with whom you exchange critiques of your manuscripts. This, of course, means this person is indeed someone who critiques-not just your mom or your …

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Thoughts on Critiquing & Beta Reading (PT 1)

Do you want to know what a 'Beta Reader' is? Or why a 'Critique Partner' is a valuable asset for a writer to have? If you said yes, you are in good company. Come along as I attempt to answer these questions and maybe a few others. Am I qualified you may be wondering. As …

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Written Word✏️ vs. Spoken Word📢

'nuf said... Just kidding 😁 Shuffling up the well lit stage, I stood behind the podium. Sweat beaded along my brow as I gripped the edges of the podium. Leaning forwards, I whispered into the microphone. "Um...hi...uh, I'm A. Parramore. I love to write, but hate to speak. That is all." Exhaling, I turn to …

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Missions Complete 🌏💫🌠

Most considered their destination idyllic. In a rusted metal ship, they steered their precious cargo. Swerving past stars, engines set to maximum. Seeking a place, any place, a refuge where they could finally stop. Interior senors flash, a planet approached with potential. Onward they set course, the tired crew filled with hope. Nervous they land, …

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