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Rob, off the cuff: Why have beta readers?

Why have beta readers? Typically, a beta reader is a non-professional reader (yes, I know, I would love to get paid to read) who “test reads” a written work before it’s submitted to market, for the supposed purpose of finding … Continue reading

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Friends and Family? Beta-readers? Why send your story to anyone other than an editor, agent, or a publishing house?

Recently on Facebook, an author had a question concerning beta-readers.  Then another writer asked the question: I don’t understand. Who’s getting this final draft?  Family and friends?  Test readers?  If the ms. is ready to go, why not just send … Continue reading

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