Improve your Novel by Working with Beta Readers

And from Lorraine Ambers comes this piece about Beta Readers….

Lorraine Ambers

Getting our writing critiqued is a vital learning process for writers. Through feedback, authors can shape their novel into a piece of work that’s coherent and has marketable appeal. Beta Reader’s response can help to judge which part of your book will work for your audience, and those that may not.

After I edited my first novel I wanted a Beta Reader, but I had no idea of how to go about it. Can we rely on our family and friends to be honest? Probably not, I tend to sugar coat things for those I care about.

So how do we find Beta Readers? Reaching out on social media is a great way to find Beta Readers. Either through Facebook groups, on Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, or by asking writing bloggers. Yes it’s daunting. What if they steal your work? What if they’re feedback is negative and cruel, without being at…

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