Need Beta Readers
My husband calls it raw. And it is one of the hardest I have attempted.
So before I attempt to print this one, I need Beta readers.
Beta readers are very special people.
Here is the role they play in a writer's world.
Beta readers review finished manuscripts before they're published, providing the author with feedback from the reader’s point of view.
Beta readers can be friends or family members — anyone who will approach the book as a casual reader, pointing out things they liked and disliked, and highlighting the elements writers become blind to during countless revisions.
A beta reader is the opposite of an alpha reader: the first person who reads and provides feedback on your manuscript, usually while it’s still a first draft.
Beta readers also differ from critique partners as the former reviews the book from the reader perspective, while the latter looks at a manuscript with a writer’s eye — paying close attention to any craft issues.
Authors might also work with fact checkers at the final revision stage — especially if the author is writing about a culture or time period that is not their own, or if they are dealing with real life or sensitive topics.
Finally, a sensitive reader is a type of beta reader.
I need Beta reader for this manuscript. If you have the time to read and are so inclined, let me know.
Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org..... and I will send you a draft form of my book. Supply your name, postal address and who you are and why you are interested. Yes! That's all I need. And I will send you a copy. There are a limited amount - so let me know.
If you read - you can do this. Expect the draft copy in your mailbox... mid June.
“We always see our worst selves. Our most vulnerable selves. We need someone else to get close enough to tell us we’re wrong. Someone we trust.” David Levithan