At the Heart of Your Writing – Editing

Are you stuck in EDITING HELL? If so, here are a few tricks I've learned from the last two months of edits on my novel. Use a thesaurus. I have been using thesaurus.com. Try Gingersoftware.com. There is a free version that helps you reword some of your sentences. Don't be afraid to add or change … Continue reading At the Heart of Your Writing – Editing

This is the Hardest Part of Self-Publishing Your Book

As I am writing the final chapters of my first draft of my novel, I realize that I am only a third of the way there in my publishing journey... This is a great read! ❤ Think self-publishing is a breeze? Here’s the reality check you need. Source: This is the Hardest Part of Self-Publishing … Continue reading This is the Hardest Part of Self-Publishing Your Book

Types of Beta Readers

Excellent information for writers and Beta Readers…

Anna Dobritt -- Author

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Types of Beta Readers

A Beta Reader is someone who evaluates your story. Long answer; they give you feedback on your story. They are like beta testers for software, looking for bugs and problems. A good beta reader points out holes in your plot, point of view problems, and chronology problems. They point out confusing areas and let you know if you’re describing things too much.

Today I’m covering the different types of Beta Readers, so you can figure out what you need for your book.

Plot, Flow, and Consistency Reader

This Beta Reader is concerned with the following:

Does your plot make sense?

Are there any holes in your plot? Where are the problem points?

Do your characters fit the plot? Where do they cause problems?

Does the story grab your attention? Where does it fail at this?

What This Beta Reader Doesn’t Do:

Spelling and Grammar

Awkward writing

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