Rely on your friends!
Your friends are the best people to ask for an opinion – especially if they are also writers!
1) Find a local writer’s group or even an online one.
A Writer’s Group is the best place to be when you are a writer. They will help you with writing, editing and publishing! They can help you prepare for conferences, queries and signing contracts. There are no better people than other writers to advise you on the best way to go about the business of being a writer!
2) Share your work with them, give feedback at least as often as you receive it. And take their advice! That is what they’re there for.
Having said that – You don’t have to do absolutely everything the group tells you. It might get pretty crazy and there will always be things about the story that you know HAVE TO BE that way, that someone else might not get.
3) Talk about things that are NOT writing related!
Learn about their family, their activities, where they go to church, what their favorite coffee is (or drink – if they don’t drink coffee… do people really do that), Get to know them for who they are away from the group. It will give you more insight into their writing AND their advice!
And on that note, I’m going to insert a shameless plug!
We have a meeting coming up soon!
On Saturday, September 13th at 2:40 pm, we will be at the Panera on Old Hickory! More info can be found HERE on our Facebook page about that meeting! Hope to see you there!
And watch for more posts to come!