Usually when an aspiring author starts on the journey to publication, he or she needs lots of guidance. Honest assessment, succinct constructive criticism, recommendations for books on the craft of writing…these came to me when I first joined Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers from Terry Wright.
I was so thrilled to find a critique group ran by someone who didn’t pull punches and who imbued the rest of the members to follow suit. As a result, I saw what to fix in my manuscripts quickly. With every ten pages I put down before the circle, seeking feedback, I learned something major.
There’s probably no telling how many new writers Terry has helped out, but the numbers are about to get much bigger because he has now joined our blog.
The key thing that I must boast to writers who visit the Rock for writing tips is that Terry has run the RMFW Gold Contest for years. And that contest with finals judged by agents and editors has led to multiple dreams come true either because an editor signed an author on the spot or because an agent/author relationship started there and later turned into representation that led to a book deal.
A published author himself, Terry will no doubt get you to thinking critically about your work and probably in some way help you to realize your publication goal.
Welcome aboard, Terry!