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Back to “Living In Interesting Times”

The input is beginning to flow in from my beta readers. Haven’t heard from all of them yet, but I’ve put “The Swans of War” on standby circle and have started to work on “Living in Interesting Times” again. And, … Continue reading

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In the Company of Writers- Beta Readers

We’ve talked about finding your tribe as a writer- We’ve talked about finding your writing buddy- Now lets talk about that very special writer friend- the beta reader.   A beta reader is a person who reads your manuscript during … Continue reading

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Beta Readers- Where to Find Them

So where do you find good beta readers? There are some people who say that you should never ask family or friends to be your beta readers. This is based on the idea that people who know you will either … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for My Beta Readers

….so, as I said yesterday, I’m in the process of editing, and for the least couple of weeks, I’ve been editing my current manuscript to get it ready to send out to my beta readers. That may surprise some folks. … Continue reading

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Beta Readers- What Makes a Good One?

We looked at negative characteristics for a beta reader (Beta Readers- What Makes a Bad One?). Now lets look at what makes betas better? You want: basic literacy. Understanding of grammar, spelling and punctuation. A beta doesn’t have to be … Continue reading

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Beta Readers- What Makes a Bad One?

Some folks make better beta readers than other folks do. When you go looking for beta readers, it’s good to know the characteristics of both kinds of readers, so that you can ask for help from the folks who will … Continue reading

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Beta Readers- So What’s a Beta Reader?

So what’s a beta reader? The Urban Dictionary defines a beta reader as “a non-professional reader who reads a written work, generally fiction, with the intent of looking over the material to find and improve elements such as grammar and … Continue reading

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What is a Beta Reader?

A beta reader is someone who reads your manuscript at some point during the writing and editing process and helps you to make your writing better. Continue reading

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Beta Readers- a Writer’s Best Friend

Was rambling through some online writing groups and noticed that there seemed to be a fair amount of confusion about beta readers what they are what they do how they can help a writer what makes a good one what … Continue reading

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Bits and Pieces Week

This week, I’m waiting for word back from my beta readers… Continue reading

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