The Writer's Prep of the month for Season 2, Episode 7 is to prep for beta and sensitivity readers.
The Book of the Month has been adjusted to be the Writer's Prep of the Month. This will occasionally include books to read, but it will also feature ideas on how you can expand on the topics we have discussed. This month's recommendation is to prepare for beta and sensitivity readers by considering what it is you are looking for. Create a list of questions and ideas that you would give to your readers to maximize their efforts and the feedback you receive. Remember to be as thorough as possible.
The book of the month for Season 2, Episode 6 is Murder Your Darlings.
This season we have discussed ideas and conceptualizing, character development, worldbuilding, research, outlining, and drafting, which naturally leads us to our next podcast topic, revising. This month's recommendation is to read Murder your Darlings, by Roy Peter Clark. This book has invaluable advice on writing and how to cut and tidy your drafts. Sometimes it is necessary to get ride of those scenes you love the most. Join us for our next episode, where we will discuss the need for beta and sensitivity readers.