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Working with beta readers #4 Beta etiquette for all involved

This week, I wanted to talk about perhaps the most important part of working with beta readers- etiquette. For writers, beta readers are among the first people to read their completed novel. There's a lot of trust involved, from both parties. And it's important to keep up an open line of communication from beginning to… Continue reading Working with beta readers #4 Beta etiquette for all involved

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Working with beta readers #3 Dealing with feedback

Welcome back, to Working with beta readers. I've already covered the hows and the why's of having a beta reader, and how to prepare you manuscript and your betas for the session. This week, we're going to talk about how to deal with feedback.   Preparing yourself Writers have to have a thick skin. Unfortunately,… Continue reading Working with beta readers #3 Dealing with feedback

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Working with beta readers #2 Preparation and goals

Last week I spoke about the importance of working with beta readers, and what they do. This week, I want to show you how to prepare your manuscript, and setting goals for your beta readers.   Format It's your choice on whether or not you do this, but I always ask my beta readers which… Continue reading Working with beta readers #2 Preparation and goals