Beta Readers

I have always believed Beta Readers to be important to a writer. They are definitely important to me because, more often than not, my Beta Readers point out flaws in my stories that I am either unwilling or unable to see. For example, I’m currently editing/revising Scouts of the Apocalypse (formerly Boyscouts of the Apocalypse). This is a book I wrote some time ago for the Action Pack Podcast. I wrote it fast and episodically. When the story was complete I thought I had something that would be worth publishing. I converted the podcast script to a manuscript and sent it to a couple of my Beta Readers for comment. What I got back wasn’t quite what I expected but […]

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Get Published Episode 102 – Nicole Chardenet Brings Laughs to Love

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode102.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSYou may not know this, but I have been looking for guests who write outside the normal featured genres on Get Published. Traditionally, I have had lots of Science Fiction and Fantasy writers with the occasional Horror person thrown in for good measure. This hasn’t been done to exclude all the other genres, I promise you. It is more about who I know in the writing field than any effort to exclude anyone. That means, I haven’t been networking outside my own chosen genre as well as I should. That is a shame because ALL writers have something to share about their own publishing journeys, market differences and even […]

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Get Published Episode 84 – Mike Plested Talks Publishing & Promotion

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode84.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI am kicking the marketing and promotion machine into high gear. Or, at least, I’m trying to. This part of the process is all new to me and it is a challenge to know what to do and when and where. So, I’ve been blogging and tweeting about Mik Murdoch, but it seemed to me that, since I have my own podcast about getting published, I should talk more about the book here. Yes, I know what you are thinking: Mike has already talked about the book on several episodes. What I haven’t done is have someone else ask me the kinds of questions I normally ask my guests […]

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