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You’ve Written a First Draft. Now what? : Episode 004



Authors Talking Bookish with hosts Hope Gibbs and Donna Norman-Carbone





So, you have a complete first draft of a novel. Congratulations, first of all, you’ve written a novel; that is an accomplishment unto itself. Now what? Is it ready for publication? Probably not yet. This episode addresses next steps after you complete that first draft.


SHOW NOTES:


You need eyes on your work for unbiased feedback. What are some options?

  • Writing group

  • Critique partners

  • Content editors

  • Writing coaches


What’s the difference between alpha readers and beta readers? And at what stage do you need them?


Creating a guide for the kinds of feedback you are looking for on your novel: Sample (FREE DOWNLOAD) Alpha/Beta Reader, CP Questions


Where do you find people to review your book?


LINKS:




Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA) https://www.womensfictionwriters.org/





DO NOW:

Research some of the links we’ve provided. See what is the best fit for you. Create your own list of Desired Feedback. Reach out & share your work.


Hope Gibbs, author of Where the Grass Grows Blue https://www.authorhopegibbs.com/

Donna Norman-Carbone, author of All That is Sacred https://www.donnanormancarbone.com






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