The Plot Thickens.

January 14, 2018

A great find, one new writer’s take of beta readers.

GM Stephenson

Me again! I’ve navigated another uncharted institution like Indiana Jones making his way through the catacombs in The Last Crusade (if you don’t get the reference I’m not sure how we can be friends). My latest adventure has been with beta readers. I’d like to share what I’ve learned.

  1. Finding beta readers isn’t easy. Be persistent. Ask other writers to read your work, but be prepared to reciprocate. Check out beta reader sites on Facebook and Goodreads. Find other writers who might know beta readers who are interested in your genre. Post requests on any sites you belong to that allow it. If you ask, they will come.
  2. When you find beta readers, be nice. These are kind people who are taking the time to read your work and give their opinion. They could be reading anyone else, but they’re reading you. Not only are they reading, they’re processing and…

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