Writing is a lonely pursuit, crafting stories for a silent audience that may or may not find your efforts entertaining. Long before writing, storytellers would face their audience and could instantly tell when the story had the desired effect. So why not invite readers to peek over your shoulder while you are writing and let their reaction guide your pen to a more satisfying experience?
What Are You Writing?
"One-Eyed Jacks" -- a name that strikes fear in the hearts of those that travel in zero-gee. Interplanetary mining vessels make a tempting target for self-styled pirates willing to snatch cargo or prisoners and space is too big to stop every attack. Few realize the name once stood for the bravest crew to ever patrol the edge of Earth's gravity well, or how their fall from grace brought the first Jovian War to an end.
This science fiction series combines the resurging spirit of space exploration with the swashbuckling action of a south seas adventure, tempered by a sense of realism that makes machines need fixing and people late for work.
What's a Beta Reader?
The term 'beta' comes from the product testing process, where a group of potential consumers use the product and identify potential problems before it is sold to the public. When it comes to writing, beta readers are those lucky few who get to read an author's work before it gets published and offer constructive feedback.
Sounds interesting, but...
Before you think this is a cheap attempt at getting free advice, each person that submits an application will receive a special code to download my novel, "Reboot" -- a post-apocalyptic tale of hope.