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Honest Alpha and Beta Readers

Honest Alpha and Beta Readers

This is part of a four part series on Alpha and Beta Readers. This is also my favorite of the four parts. Part One: Editing with Alpha Readers Part Two: Editing with Beta Readers Part Three: The Questions I Ask My Alpha and Beta Readers Part Four: Honest Alpha and Beta Readers It is crucial in your writing to find Honest Alpha and Beta Readers! Let that sink in. You need them. Desperately! Honest ones! So find them! Here’s how…

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The Questions I Ask My Alpha and Beta Readers

The Questions I Ask My Alpha and Beta Readers

This is part III of my short series on Alpha and Beta Readers in your book editing process. Part One: Editing with Alpha Readers Part Two: Editing with Beta Readers Part Three: The Questions I Ask My Alpha and Beta Readers Part Four: Honest Alpha and Beta Readers I wanted to cover some of the specific and common questions I ask people after they have edited my book. My books (to be published in 2018) are novels aimed at younger…

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Editing with Beta Readers

Editing with Beta Readers

This is part two in my series on Alpha and Beta Readers. As I post them, I will update the blogs to link them together. Until then, check out the first blog on Alpha Readers! Part One: Editing with Alpha Readers Part Two: Editing with Beta Readers Part Three: The Questions I Ask My Alpha and Beta Readers Part Four: Honest Alpha and Beta Readers   Beta Readers! There are definitely different opinions about the definition of a Beta Reader….

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Editing with Alpha Readers

Editing with Alpha Readers

This is the first part of a short series I’m posting on Alpha and Beta Readers over the coming weeks. This first one is about how to make use of Alpha Readers in your editing. The second is about how to make use of Beta Readers. The third is about the questions I ask my Alpha and Beta Readers and finally, the fourth is about finding “Honest” Alpha and Beta Readers. Here are the links this series: Part One: Editing…

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Six Ways to Receive Feedback Well

Six Ways to Receive Feedback Well

As a follow-up to Five Ways to Tell You Do Not Want Feedback, I wanted to share six great ways to show you do want feedback and to help you make good use of the time with your “Feedbacker”. I’m sure that’s a word. Don’t look it up. I strongly believe that good feedback on my writing is like gold. It’s often rare, but it is so precious. I have valued the feedback from people more than I can express. Sometimes they…

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Five Ways to Tell You Do Not Want Feedback

Five Ways to Tell You Do Not Want Feedback

Feedback is hard to take. Let’s be honest about that. When you pour your heart and soul into your writing, you want it to be absolutely perfect right out of the gate. The idea that someone could find something less than stellar with what you’ve written is upsetting to say the least. Maybe even earth shatteringly horrible. But, feedback is necessary. Your writing may have some serious problems with it and we all know deep down inside that feedback from…

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