I'm baaaaaaaaack! I know, I know. I haven't blogged in FOREVER. But I have a good excuse. I've been busy surviving my first semester as a PhD student! And even better, I am a PhD student in fiction!! It doesn't get much better than this. That being said, my first semester was tough. And I'm guessing it's not going to get any easier. So, I am determined to find ways to make things go at least a little bit more smoothly. Starting with writing.
If you’re a writer, chances are you’re familiar with the term ‘beta reader’. But just because you’ve heard it before, doesn’t mean you know exactly what a beta reader is, or when/why you might need one. So, let’s start at the beginning.
In a previous post, I offered my explanation of what a beta reader is, and why you need one. Now, it's time to take it a step further: you know what a beta reader is (and want one), but how do you actually find one?
Welcome to another new feature on the blog: "In a Flash". These blog posts will feature an image, and a flash fiction written in response to that image. Today's piece is called "Curtain Call".
You'll notice over the next few weeks a roll-out of some new "segments" on the blog. As I mentioned in my recent "Diary of a Writer" post, I plan to blog more regularly and in a more focused way. That being said, I thought it'd be a cool idea to create topics and formats from which to blog from.