Cat Kydd’s first novel, Advent, had been formulating in her brain when she first experienced New York City at the age of sixteen. Since her visit, she began to put her vision to paper and completed her novel two years later. In addition to her writing, she is also a graphic and web designer for musical artists and a singer-songwriter who records, writes and performs her own original material. She currently lives in Dallas, Texas.
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A place to connect writers with Beta readers. Sometimes writers get so involved in the plot they can't see the wood for the trees. Hang on a sec'--thaA place to connect writers with Beta readers.
Sometimes writers get so involved in the plot they can't see the wood for the trees. Hang on a sec'--that's a cliche and it's better to remove it.
A cliche is just one of the things to look out for while writing. They can slip in unnoticed and ruin an otherwise great paragraph. Then there's the passive voice, accents, misspelling, typos, incorrect data. The list is long.
Avid Beta readers are not your editor or proof reader and don't expect them to do the grunt work. That's up to you. But they could have spotted a few fleas BEFORE you released the book and helped strengthen your story.
Post Your genre. Get a group of 'well read' writers/readers to offer their feedback.