Hi all – thank you for such lovely feedback on our daily tips. Its been great to hear from so many of you. Today’s tip comes from Jacqueline Burns, literary agent and co-founder of London Writers’ Club and follows on the theme of how to get valuable feedback:
Talk about your book; it helps you to figure out, if you listen to yourself as you talk, whether it actually works or not.
If you ask someone to read your book, tell them what you need to know. Such as: do my characters work; is the dialogue plausible?
What the reader is usually saying is that what you intended is not there in the writing. Telling the reader won’t fix it; redrafting will.