You might have noticed a poll up today. I was curious who the folks who stop by are, and what level writing skill they're at. While I try to supply a wide range of tips for various skill levels, I thought it might be handy to see where the bulk of the readers fall into. It'll make it easier to writes about topics you guys are most interested in.
Here are the "levels" I had in mind when I wrote the poll:
Just starting out
This is the writer who's just started to write. They haven't done a lot of studying or taken classes, but are just beginning to develop their skills and trying to understand the writing process.
Working on my skills
This is thew writer who has the basics down, and is now trying to learn how to polish their craft. They've read books or taken classes.
Improving my weak spots
This is the writer who knows what they're doing and knows there are some areas they need to develop more. They're very involved with improving their craft and looking for targeted advice in certain areas.
Taking the last step
This is the writer who is submitting work and coming close, and is looking for ways to put that last bit of shine on their work to nudge them into pro level and attract an agent or editor.
Just staying sharp
This is the writer who has sold work and enjoys keeping their skills sharp by reading blogs and staying involved in the writing process.