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&N, Amazon, The Book Depository and other retail sites.)
To enter to win Saundra's books, fill out the form below:
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