Let’s be honest. Why haven’t you showed anyone your work? It’s scary at first. Of course it is! And you will regret it in six months when the draft you showed is your “old style.” That’s the thing, though—if you never show anyone, you’ll never have any way to judge your improvement. (Okay, you could look into your folders of yore, but how often do you actually do that?)
Polish a story. Send it somewhere. Get rejected, edit, then send it elsewhere. Find someone to tell you exactly what is good and bad about your work. The team at Shadows Express never sends a form rejection. That’s why it’s a great place to submit to. What can it hurt?
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