Redwood Publishing owner Sara Stratton encourages all writers working on a memoir or fiction to connect with other memoir or fiction writers at workshops, seminars, and online. This is a great way to find beta readers and perfect your work. You can recruit beta readers from the relationships you make at these events or in online groups. Stratton reminds authors that these other authors want the same thing you do: a beautiful, well-written book. This common goal has created a great community for memoirists and fiction writers. Interacting with other writers can also help you tailor your book to your audience’s wants. Genre-specific Facebook and Goodreads groups give you an inside look into what’s popular in your genre and what readers are most interested in. Use this to your advantage!
Glad this gave you the courage to move forward.
I have a fear of joining the groups - afraid they will think I am too new and amateurish. This presentation has helped me to move out of fear and take action. Thank you.
Good! Since I am still a minor, I am waiting until I have more access to online resources to do a final edit and publish. Any feedback is appreciated, though!
I would like to join your author circle. I am working on a children's picture book abou the Fruit of the Spirit. I know this is a couple of years later, how is your book coming along?
Okay thanks for the advice on searching for beta readers, this will be my first time and book so before your pod cast I really didn't know where to start either but thanks for the update, looking forward to the journey!!!! Peter Martin 2021
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