Today's Information Exchange tidbit comes from Barbara Leland, a member of my online class, who posted a very helpful suggestion for romance writers who don't have a local chapter of the Romance Writers of America or who are looking for an online critique experience:
Such writers should consider joining the From the Heart Romance Writers, an online chapter of the Romance Writers of America.
FTHRW offers members an online critique group experience, along with that of a Procrastination Group and a Plot Therapy Group. To join, you have to be a member of the national RWA, pay a $20 fee and fill out an application.
Once you've had your manuscript critiqued and made all the necessary changes regarding the story, consider hiring a copyeditor to correct your spelling, punctuation and grammar, especially if you know you're challenged in this department.
I've worked with copy editor Laurie Gibson, who's fast and professional and can be reached by email: email@example.com
Here are a few other resources:
A Writer's Guide to Understanding the Copyeditor
Copy-Editing Corner, which has loads of links to copyediting sites
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