I really appreciate authors and that they're seeking my advice. It's quite flattering! I love giving advice to writers and I've always felt like giving back to the community. That being said, I'm a little too busy to take on another writers' work and providing them meaningful feedback. Giving feedback on a book takes a lot of time, and as a father, husband, full-time teacher, and part-time writer, I barely have enough time to get to my own writing as it is.
I wish you all the best with your publication journey, though.
Please follow my TikTok or YouTube for helpful advice on creating your stories.
If you're really seeking feedback on your writing, these are a couple websites I used that were enormously helpful to me on my journey. On these sites you can read other writers' work and share your own. They're great and helpful communities.
I'm thrilled that so many people are expressing interest in my book. The book is slated for spring 2024. This means that pre-orders should open up sometime in 2023. You can sign-up for my newsletter, or follow my social media if you'd like the most up-to-date information on this.
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I get this question quite a bit. First thing I'd always suggest is that you write from the heart. Write what you care about. If you're passionate about what you're writing about, it'll reflect in the writing.
If you're serious about getting published, just remember that even if your book doesn't get published, it's not a failure. It helped you learn and grow. Helped you express yourself. Take what you learned from the book, and write another. And keep writing.
Like getting an agent, this also was NOT easy.
Read about it on my blog: How I Got My Book Deal (marcjgregson.com)
Unfortunately, I am unable to refer you to any specific agent or publisher.
Researching literary agents and publishers takes a lot of work. If you are serious about getting traditionally published, though, here are a couple great websites for researching agents/publishers.
I am working on Downfall, the final book in the Above the Black trilogy.
At a future date, I plan on announcing my plans for preorder goodies. Stay tuned!