I had my first beta reader recently and after going through my manuscript and looking at her comments all I could think was why hadn’t I gotten one earlier?
I always knew why writers would suggest other writers get critique partners and beta readers, but now I truly understand the importance.
I don’t know if you’ve had experiences with CPs and beta readers before, and whether they were good or bad, but the beta I got turned out to be brilliant. She went into such depth in her comments. She was very nit picky, playing the devil’s advocate, as she would say, which is what I wanted. She was honest without being mean and I know I’m going to have a much better book after I do another edit based off her comments.
The main thing I have learnt from the experience is to not wait so long before getting…
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