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Audrey Caylin: February 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

This Past Month: February

(a.k.a....stressful? too-fast? I don't know :P)

FEBRUARY IS OVER *cheers* *screams* *runs around in circles dancing wildly*

Here we go:

I sent my novel off to beta readers, so I'd call it a successful month :D I watched my baby fly through the Internet universe to unsuspecting readers on the eve of the 20th. Only once I'd sent all the emails did I sit back and realize "I just gave my novel to other people."



Saturday, February 25, 2017

What I Learned From My Alpha Reader

I recently had the experience of someone being the first to read my novel, the first to ever read my work.  In other words, I had an alpha reader. An alpha reader is the person who looks at your novel for the first time. The first set of eyes to glare at it after you. ;-) Some people have critique partners do this, or friends or family. I would suggest someone who knows you well enough to give positive but honest critique and lots of encouragement.


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Saturday, February 18, 2017

You'll Never Know

You'll never know.

What am I talking about?



Saturday, February 11, 2017

My Novel: Ready For Beta Reading

Hello there! If you read my wrap-up from last month, you may have heard my novel is ready for beta reading.

What novel?

My novel. You know, the one I hardly ever talk about.

You mean the one without a synopsis? The one you said you had to rewrite a dozen times?

Yes. That one.

BUT now I'm actually going to share the synopsis and stuff....


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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Getting To The Heart Of Your Story Part 4: Unveiling Your Theme

Welcome to the grande finale of Getting To The Heart Of Your Story! I'm so excited to wrap up this series with one of my all-time favorite writing topics.


A simple word, but with so much power. Let's get to it:

(Pictures from Pinterest. An epic post deserves an epic picture)

 What is theme?

When I think of the word "theme," I think of birthday parties. You know, when you were little and you'd have a "cowboy themed" birthday or a "princess themed" birthday.

According to the dictionary, theme is a subject of discourse, discussion, meditation, or composition; topic.

Theme is the topic of your novel.