In a little over 2 years I have had my first 2 stories published (the Literary Mix Tapes anthologies, Nothing But Flowers and Eighty-Nine) and had 3 pieces of flash fiction picked up by Ether Books.
And recently I signed on as part of the team of Write Anything, submitting blog posts twice a month.
This is all really cool and a great way to expand and improve my writing skills, and as an emerging writer, I am becoming acutely aware of my strengths and weaknesses.
To help me in the early stages, I must acknowledge the help of a wonderful group of beta readers who helped shape stories, narratives and ideas: Jodi Cleghorn (@JodiCleghorn), IcySedgwick (@icypop), Jason Coggins (@JaseCee) and Laura Meyer (L_Meyer). I know I have forgotten others and I apologise for the omission.
I am very thankful for the opportunities I have been given through different avenues and now it is time to return the favour.
Do you need a beta reader?
I want to develop and depth my skills in beta reading. If you are an emerging writer and want to take your work to the next level, I am offering my services as a beta reader. As others have helped me, I want to extend help to others on the journey.
Am I the right reader for you?
I write contemporary fiction/suburban realism and YA with a literary bent. I read fantasy and sci-fi, genre. However I am not a horror or writer or reader, but that might help. If I’m scared, you’ve achieved your goal. The same applies to romance.
I have limited time and will take on what I can around my own projects. If I cannot fit you in, I will let you know. At this stage, the offer is for flash fiction or short stories, not novel manuscripts.
Send me a message if you’re interested.