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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tuesday Writing Tip~Share

It's important that you have a team on your side when it comes to preparing your work for the world. If you are the only person who has ever read your work before you submit it, or all the powers in the universe forbid, publish it, then you are doing yourself and your manuscript a huge disservice.

Tuesday #WriteTip: Utilize beta readers, critique partners, and/or a freelance editor. Don't have any? Then you need to be on Twitter! There is a fabulous writing community on Twitter that is super supportive. Drop in on the #WritersRoad chat on Monday nights. It's a great time and place to connect with other writers. Remember though, always do for others what you would like them to do for you.


Today for the Puca tour I'm visiting editor extraordinaire TS Tate. I hope you'll stop by to say hi and get extra entries into the contest. Speaking of which: This week is the biggest prize yet, a signed paperback of Saundra Mitchell’s fabulous YA paranormal historical about a girl who can see the future, The Vespertine and a signed hardback of the companion novel, The Springsweet. Saundra’s writing is breathtakingly beautiful and she is the one who inspired me to write historical in the first place, so it only seemed fitting to give away copies of her book. I was delighted when she graciously agreed to sign both copies! The contest will be open until June 17th, the winner to be announced on the 18th.

(To Ride A Puca is available in eBook and hardback at B&NAmazonThe Book Depository and other retail sites.)

To enter to win Saundra's books, fill out the form below:

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14 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing about Twitter Mondays. I'm thinking about joining Twitter but am not sure what to do with it.

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    1. It is the place for writers to be! You'll love it. All the writers, agents, editors, and industry peeps hang out there. It's a fantastic resource!

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  2. Great tip, Heather. It helps so much when you have good beta readers and CP's look at your work. We're just too close to our novels to be objective.

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    1. So very true! You and Kathy helped me so much!

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  3. Definitely true! Must get help where you can get it!

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  4. I don't know what I would do without my beta readers and cps! They are definitely worth all the revisions:)

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    1. Me too! They help me more than I can say.

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  5. I couldn't agree with you more, Heather. CP'S saved my life on more than one occasion.

    Looks like you are having a FABU time in Hawaii. Good for you! Enjoy! You deserve it and are more than entitled to some fun and sun.

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. It meant so much to me.


    Michael

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    1. You're so sweet, thank you! We had a fantastic time indeed. And you're very welcome. :)

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  6. Ok, I'm choosing survival! Thanks for the giveaway! Excited to read your book!

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  7. As always... excellent writing tips. I love these tips. And this is the best... people. We're all here to help each other. Thank you for the reminder. And... the great giveaways.

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  8. Survival! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. I would have to go with survival. I've fought my whole life for it. Through sickness and depression and abuse.

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