Category Archives: Revising & Critiquing

Whether you’re working alone or with a writing partner, with an editor or a copyeditor, or even workshopping, there’s always room for improvement.

Book Country Editor’s Picks for November

Posted by November 6th, 2014

Book Country Editor's Picks for November 2014

We’ve selected 10 new manuscripts to be featured in the Editor’s Picks section on the Read and Review page. This November, we especially wanted to highlight the great selection of mystery, thriller, and NaNoWriMo titles on Book Country. We hope reading and leaving feedback will help you in your writing journey! Continue reading

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New Waiting To Be Discovered Books on Book Country!

Posted by October 23rd, 2014

Waiting to Be Discovered

We’ve just updated our Waiting to Be Discovered section with new books for you to enjoy! Giving and receiving feedback are what make Book Country such a supportive online place for aspiring authors. Take a look at these titles below and start reviewing! Continue reading

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New Top Rated Books for October!

Posted by October 16th, 2014

October 2014 Top Rated Book Country

The reviews don’t lie! Ten new highly lauded books in the Book Country community are featured in the Top Rated section of the Read and Review page. Find out why these books are so good and get inspired! Continue reading

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Great Waiting to Be Discovered Titles!

Posted by October 9th, 2014

WTBD October 2014 We’re excited to share with you 10 new manuscripts featured in the Waiting to Be Discovered section! We’ve selected a great mix of genres, including Young Adult, Science Fiction, and Nonfiction. Be sure to leave awesome feedback!

If you are wondering what’s the best way to leave feedback on another member’s manuscript, this blog post can help: Dos and Don’ts for Giving Feedback on Book Country Continue reading

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October is Here! New Editor’s Picks!

Posted by October 2nd, 2014

October Editor's PicksWe’ve selected ten new books to be featured in the Editor’s Picks section on the Read and Review page. Add them to your fall reading list! Continue reading

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New Waiting to Be Discovered Books!

Posted by September 25th, 2014

Waiting to Be Discovered We’ve just featured ten new books in the Waiting to Be Discovered section on the Read and Review page. Take a look and help your fellow writer by leaving a review! Continue reading

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Member Spotlight: Meet Writer Kelley Mork

Posted by September 24th, 2014

Book Country Member Spotlight: Kelley Mork

We are happy to have Kelley Mork on the Book Country Member Spotlight! Kelley’s New Adult book WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER was featured in the Top Rated section in August. Kelley shares why she favors free writing and her advice to writers starting out on social media. Connect with Kelley on Book Country. 

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Janet Umenta: The New Adult genre has really taken off in the past few years. What do you love about New Adult and what led you to write in this genre?

Kelley Mork: What led me to write New Adult?  It was a total fluke!  I had never heard of the term “New Adult” until I started exploring the best category to put my story into.  When I read the definition (New Adult focuses on characters that are around college age (18-25) tackling the everyday “being an adult” issues.) I realized that not only was it a fit, but I had been reading books like this for quite some time!  I’d always assumed the books were “general fiction” or “romance”, but just with younger characters.  Continue reading

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New Top Rated Books for September!

Posted by September 18th, 2014

Book Country Top Rated Books

We selected 10 new books to be featured in the Top Rated section the Read and Review page. The insightful feedback you give to your peers help make Book Country such a supportive community for writers. We are excited to share with you the books that garnered so much positive feedback! Continue reading

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Read and Review New Waiting to Be Discovered Books!

Posted by September 12th, 2014

Waiting to Be Discovered Books

We’ve uploaded 10 new manuscripts in the Waiting to Be Discovered section on Book Country. The books range from Contemporary Romance to Hard Science Fiction. Reviewing other writers’ work helps your writing as well. Check them out! Continue reading

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Assistant Editor Michelle Meade on the Editorial Process

Posted by September 9th, 2014

“Never feel that your book is finished before you get started in the editorial process.” Michelle Mead, now Assistant Editor at MIRA Books, an imprint of Harlequin, gives advice to new authors starting the editorial process.

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