Writer Groupie Episode 38 Orphaned books with Jennifer Anderson

Writer Groupie Episode 38 Orphaned books with Jennifer Anderson

Writer Groupie Episode 38 Orphaned books with Jennifer Anderson

Good day, Groupies! After watching this episode back, I realize there are a lot of glitches in this episode. I apologize. Skype definitely was not our friend this time. If you want to hear my introduction for this show, please be sure to listen to the AUDIO ONLY version for the latest and greatest of what’s going on with me, the show, and what’s new in the writing world. See the audio link below. Don’t forget–you can see the upcoming guest list on the WG page here and I hope you enjoy each episode! Now off we go, and on

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What does my reader want?

Several things have become glaringly apparent this weekend so far as How to Write is concerned. I guess whenever anyone embarks on such an auspicious endeavor, one must not get overly involved in the stuff behind the scenes. Well, I have. Deeply, truly, madly involved. But it’s all for my reader. It is because I care. I do not want to be a big fat failure, and have you scratching your head wondering what the heck I am talking about. But then too, I do not want anyone who is a little more advanced falling asleep as we dig into

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When does a book need a prologue?

When does a book need a prologue?

Writers are a pretty predictable bunch. We sit down, create a story, maybe outline or do a plot plan. Then we write. And sometimes the first things out of our fingers is a prologue. Or a flashback. You know, a “before there was this, there was THIS” sort of thing. Those types of beginnings are okay. They are sometimes required. But you should know that most agents hate them. Most editors/publishers and other of that ilk hate them too. They hates them my preciousssss. Well, why? Because as a general rule, this stuff is backstory. It’s something for you as

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SMT series: Why Brushing Off the Haters Hurts Your Brand

Social Media Triage series Part Two Here we are with the second installment of the Social Media Triage series. If you missed part one, you can go and view it here. Today, I want to talk about why writers feel it necessary to delete negative posts on their social media sites, not approve or disallow negative comments on their blogs, and as a general rule, stress over bad reviews. I call this “brushing off the haters”. The obvious reason is: it hurts. Writers are, for the most part, a sensitive lot. We love what we do so much that we

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Substantial Critique or Edit: How do you COPE?

It is pretty inevitable that if you write anything longer than a grocery list, you will be faced at some point with a substantial edit or critique of your work. Sometimes when I am undergoing this trial by fire, I sort of wish I HAD written a grocery list. Especially when the critique is one that is, shall we say, not so positive? striatic / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) At the close up view of the work, it is a good story. It has merit, and the voice is true. The characters keep on

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