Is it just me, or did this week go by in a blur?
In case you missed it (and I think a lot slipped by me this week), here are three different helps for writers:
Critique sites. Clarissa Draper focused on critique groups this week on her blog, Listening to the Voices. She talks about what it means to be a critique partner/beta reader, launched a critique partner match-up feature for her blog, and linked to six other sites that match writers with crit partners.
I’ve noticed a lot of posts lately about doubts, concerns, and a lack of confidence. Insecure is a term most writers use to describe themselves….
I thought it would be cool if one day a month, everyone involved in the Insecure Writers Support group posted either:
- A situation where they need some encouragement
- Words of encouragement for others about to face a situation
Alex is working out the logistics of this project and was looking for feedback in his post on Friday.
I applaud Alex for setting this up because I think if a writer is confident (and maybe even stubborn), they’re going to go far with their writing and stick with it.
And, this week, I opened up a free directory for writers looking for cover designers, ebook formatters/converters, freelance editors, etc. It’s not pretty (my spreadsheets always look clumsy), but all the information is there to get you started if you’re in the process of looking for a pro to help you with your ebook.
Anyone else got anything to announce or promote for the week?