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Sometimes it takes another person to tell you that your story… is simply wonderful. Sometimes it takes another person to tell you that your story… is bloody awful. But what is it that a Beta Reader does, how do they do it, and what really is the difference between them and the host of other people who can read your script? After you’ve written a book, the first thing to do is… Read More

I’ve been doing a lot of beta reading lately, and thought I’d do a quick five minute post on some easy solutions for frequent problems I’ve been running into in my reading;   Repetition Tell not show Character reactions Action sequences   Of all the things I pull people up on these are the ones that I come across the most and today I wanted to give you the tools to help… Read More

    It’s scary, I get it. You’re asking someone who is potentially a stranger to put their grubby paws all over your creation. To dirty it’s walls with comments on the plot. Smear mud on character development. Wee on info dumps. Put a massive turd in that unforeseen plot hole. And the way you think about a betareader and their feed back is wrong. You’ve asked them to read it as… Read More