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Beverly Allen

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Beverly Allen is the author of Bloom and Doom, For Whom the Bluebell Tolls, and Floral Depravity, three books in the Bridal Bouquet Shop Mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime. Beverly is a pseudonym of Barbara Early, chosen because when she says “Barb Early” too quickly or in a noisy room, people hear “Beverly” anyway. She resides in Western New York state with her ever-patient husband and four naughty but adorable cats.

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Beverly Allen One disturbing trend I see is that concern for finding the best way to get published often far exceeds the concern for learning how to write. Writing …moreOne disturbing trend I see is that concern for finding the best way to get published often far exceeds the concern for learning how to write. Writing is a craft, and it takes time to learn.

I don't believe that first manuscript automatically has to be put in a drawer, as some writing instructors will tell you. But I also don't think it makes sense to self-publish it immediately, either. Instead, read good books on writing, take classes and workshops. Join a critique group. Write and rewrite. Learn how to self-edit. Read lots of books in your genre. Study what your read. Expect that it will take at least several years of diligent work to produce something that is marketable.

THEN you can worry about the best way to get published.(less)
Beverly Allen The best inspiration for writing is a looming deadline. The second best motivator is a household task I'm avoiding. I get a lot of writing done when I…moreThe best inspiration for writing is a looming deadline. The second best motivator is a household task I'm avoiding. I get a lot of writing done when I should be cleaning the bathroom, for example.

I do have days when my writing seems especially inspired, and I love what I've produced and the words flow easily. On those days, I set everything else aside and write as much as I can. But I think it's a bad idea for writers to wait for inspiration. I'd never finish a book.(less)
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