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What To Do To Be Published by Marie Dry

This week we have author Marie Dry talking about how to be published! And she has a new release, Alien Betrayed. 




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WHAT TO DO TO BE PUBLISHED

People always ask me what one should do to be published and when I say just sit down and write and get that story down on the page I get this puppy dog look. Like I’m withholding some crucial information and if I would only give that up anyone can be published.
Unfortunately there is no magic formula apart from BICHOK. Butt In Chair Hands On Keyboard. Sitting down and writing and struggling with the story and character is the only way to get a rough draft done. And then again sitting down and editing is the only way to get that book ready for an editor.

That said, there are a few things that can help you in your writing journey.

For me finding Cassandra L. Shaw on RWA’s critique partner scheme and having her as my critique partner, made a huge difference. A critique partner needs to tell you what you need to hear and not what you want to hear. Leave your poor friends and family alone. They don’t understand the importance of giving feedback in time for you to continue with your story and don’t have the technical knowledge to pick up on things that need to be improved. And they won’t want to hurt your feelings and will tell you it’s very nice. Though if that doesn’t kill your enthusiasm for writing nothing will.

The next step forward for me was joining writer’s organizations like RWA, ROSA, Savvy Authors and a few yahoo writers groups. Suddenly I was connected and chatted with people struggling with exactly the same issues as I did.

Through Cassandra and the writers groups I belonged to I learned about Mary Buckham’ s online classes, beginners and advanced online classes at Savvy Authors and Margie Lawson’s excellent editing online classes.
I was lucky enough that the right people came across my path at just the right time to take me a step forward every time I needed it.

Now I’m off to do the next step in my writer’s journey. BICHOK!

Alien Betrayed

In a bleak and apocalyptic future, where the Zyrgin Warriors are getting ready to conquer Earth, Marcie is sent to infiltrate the alien stronghold in the Rocky Mountains, only to be betrayed by her own people. Instead of stealing the alien’s technology and accomplishing her mission of causing mayhem and destruction among them, she is captured by Larz, an arrogant alien, who wreaks havoc with her heart when he insists that she will be his woman. Still, he may no longer want her when he discovers her secrets…ones she doesn’t even know she has.



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