Some good advice comes to us today from KB Walker, author of
Beware of writing’s “X Factor”
If you’ve ever watched X Factor, in the audition stages, you’ll have seen
how many people have only shared their talent with loved ones wearing
rose-tinted spectacles and
seriously modified hearing aids
there are lots
of cringe-making videos
YouTube, if you’ve missed out).
You may also have noticed the huge numbers of people who turn up for these
auditions. Your manuscript will be up against similar numbers, if you want it
published. Even if you decide to self-publish, your work must be polished to
perfection or people won’t buy it. It’s vital to get critical feedback. Even
bestselling authors have trusted readers who read drafts before they are submitted
for publication. Writing a novel takes time and you are too close to it to see it objectively.
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