Monday, November 23, 2020

Your opinion wanted for 2021
What do you think?

Including today,there are 6 Mondays left in 2020.

Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! Time is flying by so fast!

Or conversely – thank you God that this year is finally over!

Let's talk about 2021.

We here at Operation Awesome want to know what YOU, our blog readers, want to see on the blog in 2021.  Below are some examples but PLEASE don't limit your responses to these examples.

Where do you get your ideas?
What's your writing process like?
Should I self-publish or go traditional?
What do I do about social media?
Is it better to be a plotter or pantser?
What should I do about writer's block?
How do I find [and work with] a beta reader or critique partner?
I'd like to see a weekly series on _________________________
Can all 5 of you OA folks give your individual experience or opinion on __________________

Okay those were just a few examples.  What do YOU want to see on the OA blog in 2021?  Please let us know in the comments!


  1. These topics all sound good except for how to find a critique partner, which I think most people know how to do. It would be great to get some advice on how to connect with readers and librarians on Twitter and use it and Instagram effectively without having to spend hours on social media. Also I'd love tips on how to learn to write faster because many of us who are not published yet are pretty slow writers.

  2. Advice about Comp titles
    Query Tracker advice (do I need a bio in my query AND the bio box, for example?)
    How much info to include in the equery or query form (are mailing address, phone number, and website necessary?)
    Deciphering an agent's wishlist, or deciphering your readership
    Building a self-publishing team (not for me - but I have friends who'd want to know), and building a traditional publishing team (who all is in the village for each route?)
    Target Markets - How to find them, or how to identify them for an agent
    Writing goals for the plotter and pantser, what works best for each
    Do authors write out of order? What are the pros and pitfalls to that?
    Identifying and Fixing Plotholes
    What are considered big picture edits, what are line-item edits, and when is best to do them?

  3. How to market better. (For example,, what promo is she using?)
    More light on the services that ghost writers offer.
    Color/ colour gray/ grey -- Does it make a difference to publishing translations if some words use a different spelling language variation?
    How can fans help favorite books get more reviews?


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