This week on the Carnival, we are posting about the wolf pack. In other words, the people who help us with our writing. This includes Beta Readers, Editors, Graphic Artists, etc. How important are they? What would we do without them?
1. Beta Readers: I have no idea what I would do without these people. They are wonderful wrapped in awesomeness. Although I haven't always agreed with them, they get me thinking out of the box. There are scenes that simply wouldn't exist without them.
2. Editors: This is a must have. Most of my editors work for free (people I know and others wanting to help), but I hope to have the money to hire some truly great ones soon.
3. Graphic Artists: I wish I could afford to hire one of these. I've seen some covers that are so amazing they put mine to shame. But, for now, I have to do my own. I do think I've come a long way when it comes to creating covers. Compare my first one (Vampires Rule) to my latest Bait and you will see a huge difference.
I can't think of anything else to put. Check out the other Carnies. I'm sure they've come up with stuff to write about that I haven't dreamed of yet.