Transparent Publishing & Community-Driven Narratives – Guest Post by Brett Henley

I have a guest post today from a writer who is trying something very different indeed. Most authors are loathe to share their work while it is in progress for the simple reason that the first draft is often quite different from the polished, finished work. We often go through multiple drafts, get trusted readers to give their opinions, revise again, get them to read it again, revise further, work on it some more, and then submit it to an editor. Only after the editor’s suggestions have been navigated, and the manuscript has been proofed thoroughly, do we then allow the public to see it. Even with all that intensive vetting and honing, we always feel nervous about how readers Read More…

Transparent Publishing & Community-Driven Narratives – Guest Post by Brett Henley

I have a guest post today from a writer who is trying something very different indeed. Most authors are loathe to share their work while it is in progress for the simple reason that the first draft is often quite different from the polished, finished work. We often go through multiple drafts, get trusted readers to give their opinions, revise again, get them to read it again, revise further, work on it some more, and then submit it to an editor. Only after the editor’s suggestions have been navigated, and the manuscript has been proofed thoroughly, do we then allow the public to see it. Even with all that intensive vetting and honing, we always feel nervous about how readers Read More…