The biggest trap that most self-published authors fall into is believing there book is good enough if they write it once, have a few friends check it over and send it out.
The truth is that writers do not see their own mistakes.
It’s like looking in a mirror and thinking that the one-dimensional reflection is how we really look to other people.
Besides seeing ourselves in only one dimension we unconsciously put on a good face before that bit of glass. A pleasant expression. A smile. Do we see the frown, snarl, or grimace we make when someone cuts in front of us?
As a writer, you know what you want to say. That knowledge can get in the way of sharing what we want to say completely.
Remember the old kid’s game of Pass the Secret? You tell the person next to you a sentence about something. She repeats it to the next […]