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The Top Five Reasons I Stop Reading a Manuscript

Originally posted on Writer's Block Party:
On any given day, I do a ton of reading. There’s my for-fun book on my commute to and from work. The unpublished manuscripts I read in the office as part of my job as a literary assistant. My after-hours beta reading for friends. And, yeah, okay, the…

50 Shades of Fan Fiction (or am I a book snob?)

50 Shades of Fan Fiction (or am I a book snob?)

Confession time.  I haven’t read 50 Shades of Grey.  I know, I’m the target market (according to the media reports) middle aged mother from middle America who has the guilty pleasure of romance novels and writing what others lovingly refer to as ‘smut.’  It should go without saying that I’d pick up the book and […]