Category: Beta Reader

When researching, never trust ‘They’

Have you heard of the terrible family They, And the dreadful, venomous things They say? Why, half of the gossip under the sun, If you trace it back, you find begun In that wretched House of They. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855 - 1919), American author and poet. Also responsible for the forever line of … Continue reading When researching, never trust ‘They’

Beta readers…do we need them?


When I first began to blog, back in 2012, it was to promote my sister, Anita’s books and I had no idea how anything worked. All I had to go by was the fact that everybody seemed to be doing it, so how hard could it be.
So I set to it with a great deal of determination (and patience) to learn whatever was necessary to do the job. Didn’t think it would be too difficult, after all I had just mastered the art of formatting and uploading a load of Word files to Amazon. And Smashwords and Goodreads.
It was beginning to look quite easy, but that was about to change.

Although I love to read, and do a lot of it, I must admit that in the beginning I read more ‘how-to’ books than any other kind. Most of these were very good, and I would not be…

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A Beta Reading service now available

Helloooo! I am now offering a Beta Reading service to any interested parties writing short stories and/or novellas and serials.  As a voracious reader and an experienced reviewer (please see as Emma Powell and further links on this blog), I have a good grounding to help others stay on track with their written work. … Continue reading A Beta Reading service now available