Happy New Year! I hope everyone has a healthy, blessed, and prosperous year.
I’m writing a short series concerning the resources that helped me as a writer in 2011. As we all know, word of mouth is a powerful thing. It can make or break book sales and increase someone’s business.
One of the biggest pieces of advice I’ve read about self publishing, have a professional editor/coach work with you first, so you are representing your best work.
I posted my short story critique comments a few weeks ago. I never thought I’d say a critique was a wonderful experience, but here I am saying exactly that. Karlyn Thayer delivered constructive feedback with honesty and respect. She gave me hope that I have talent, I’m capable of learning this craft, and capable of becoming a better writer. After receiving her feedback, that was the moment I considered myself a writer. What an amazing feeling. Not once did I feel that I should stop writing, or throw my work away. I have worked with coaches where I felt that way. In fact, after paying someone to help me with my first 50 pages of my novel, I felt so depressed, I put it away for a year. Not with Karlyn, she highlights your strengths, and helps you learn and grow. She brings to your attention what isn’t working in a manner that you’re excited to learn and make changes.
I recommend her for any help with a short story or novel. She works on both. AND, she is very very reasonably priced. Here is her website: http://www.constructivecritiques.com/ Please, check her out.