Margaret conveys her comments on critiques with encouragement and enthusiasm. Her lectures are fresh and her examples were entertaining as well as insightful. Her professionalism and eagerness to help have made me a fan.
I did not get an email announcing the time for this webinar so I missed it. I also did not see the time listed on the website. Now I am trying to access the re ording but there are no slides and no obvious directions on how to access it. I am not stupid. A toral fail for Savvyauthors. I hope the people who give these webinars recognize the shortcomings of this organization.
Thank you. This was a useful seminar on maximizing one's submission success by availing the necessary information an editor needs immediately to see if the item is a work they would buy if it is interesting or quality. Of the piece doesn't fit the guidelines, it is not an option to buy it. This was useful for me and I also enjoyed learning about the independent publisher and their editors.
I'm not sure if it's something you can control, but when people leave their microphones on, it makes it tough to hear the speaker, especially when they have a ton of background noise.
This speaker was very open and pleasant. She did make one comment that concerned me. Referring to gay males as twinkies may be viewed as insensitive to some. It feels like a judgment from someone outside of the community.
I'm giving this workshop a 3 only because of the unrealistic timeline for assignments. Too much was expected in a short amount of time. The information provided was rich and I learned so much -- things that will help me do a better job at crafting my book, but the assignments -- all required within a week -- were too much. Not that I'm any different from the others who signed up ( for $50 I might add), but my 10 hour work days made it almost impossible to complete the expected work. I liked this workshop and I hope next time, considerable time is given to complete one assignment before the next one is due.