Writer Wednesday: Jason J. Black

WriterWednesday7Alright guys, here is my last Writer Wednesday before NaNoWriMo kicks my butt, but it’s a good one. Jason Black is the sci-fi indie author of the Titan Fleet series, available now. Read on to learn more about Jason, his writing style, and his books. Of course all the links you need are below!

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Writer Wednesday: Adelle Yeung

WriterWednesday2I’m super-excited about today’s writer – Adelle Yeung. I found this indie author via an online Facebook party, and won some of her beautiful bookmarks, which I keep stored safely on my bookshelf away from sticky hands and dog mouths. Her debut, The Starriest Summer, is the first in a YA fantasy trilogy (read my review here). She answers my nosy questions and shares an excerpt with us below!

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Writer Wednesday: J.Z.N. McCauley

WriterWednesday4On Monday, I talked about the recently-released NA fantasy novel, Oak & Mistletoe. Today, I get to introduce you to the wonderful author, JZN McCauley! Below, she talks about writing, researching, and what she’s working on now. After reading, make sure you check out her book, which is now available!

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Writer Wednesday: Judy Mohr

WriterWednesday5Today’s featured writer is a freelance author and an up-and-coming novelist. Make sure you check out her companion post, Top 5 Tips from an Editor, and sign up to get updates from her blog for more great tips and tricks. Below, she talks about her writing process, NaNoWriMo, and her recently-completed fantasy novel, Beacon of Hope. Read on!

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My Quick Guide to Beta Reading

betareadingThere is very little that is harder for a writer than letting someone else read their perceived masterpiece. The first person to typically look at a manuscript is a beta reader, or someone who reads it over with the intent of carving out plot holes and inconsistencies, among other big-picture issues.

Earlier this year, I offered my services as a beta reader in a Goodreads group, and have since beta read approximately 10 manuscripts, and multiple drafts of some. I’ve read everything from a memoir-style contemporary to a science fiction fairy tale retelling to an urban fantasy with a touch of mythology. If you’re interested in being a beta reader, take a look at my tips below before you get started.

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