Auntie Says…

Auntie Says, Auntie Says...

Auntie Says…Dealing with the Death of a Parent.

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to wildlife artist Terry Isaac. I was traveling when I learned of his death and like the rest of the community, was shocked. We all know there are no guarantees in life but the natural progression of loss that we all expect and cling to… Continue reading Auntie Says…Dealing with the Death of a Parent.

My Twisted Writer Brain…

My Twisted Writer Brain…Directions for Beta Readers

I'm getting ready to send a manuscript to my beta readers. Here are the guidelines and questions I'm asking them to consider before and during the reading process. Let's face it, there’s no use having someone tell you how wonderful your work is because that doesn’t allow you to make it any better. You need… Continue reading My Twisted Writer Brain…Directions for Beta Readers

My Twisted Writer Brain…

My Twisted Writer Brain…A Beta What?

The first time I ever heard the term “beta-reader” was in a conference workshop where a fellow participant mentioned it to the presenter.  He said, that he was “at the stage of sending his manuscript to beta-readers.”  I had no idea what he was talking about. I’d never heard the term before and I’d been… Continue reading My Twisted Writer Brain…A Beta What?