Sharing Writer Beware®

Writer BewareFor those who don’t know of Victoria Strauss’ blog, Writer Beware®, this Reedsy Recommended Best Writing Site of 2020 is a collection of information for writers concerning writing scams and potential problem publishers. I’m sharing this information today because it troubles me when authors pay for services they may, or may not, receive. It seems to me the area I’ve seen authors have the most trouble with is editing services.

Many times I’ve spoken to authors who have asked me to read their books, and I’ve mentioned their books could use editing. Then, they sadly inform me they paid their publishing company for editing services. Not every book is perfect, and I don’t expect it to be. But I do expect writers to get what they pay for.

Since I am far from knowing everything, I wanted to share the link to Writer Beware® so writers can at least check and see what others have to say. And good luck, everyone out there. The first step is putting pen to paper…or fingers to keyboard…or spoken words to device, and if you are considering publishing options, you’re already ahead of most!

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Greetings!

Hello, everyone.  I started a WordPress.com blog so I can contribute easily to the Women’s Pages blog, as a new member of the Accokeek Women’s Writing Group.

I have a separate blog at http://believinginhorses.com, but you know how blogs don’t always talk to each other?  🙂

Look forward to contributing a tidbit or two.  I came across this post today, and thought some others may find it of interest, on creating contradictions in characters.  I follow Lauren Grimley’s blog and enjoy her sense of humor (and insights).

http://blog.laurengrimley.com/2012/09/12/wise-word-wednesday-quite-the-contradictory-characters.aspx