Tuesday Talk- Beta Readers Part One

Tuesday Talks

Every Tuesday I will try to engage you in a question/topic/idea. You are welcome to write in with a suggestion you want to share or maybe talk about next Tuesday. My response is not right for everyone but I am hoping together we can generate some great conversation. And as always, I would love to hear from you on this topic or any topic out there!  

This week I want to focus more on the writing process and take a look into Beta Readers. As an author, there comes a time in your writing (at least for me) where you wonder if you are on the right page. Is the plot moving fast enough? Is there enough or too much detail? Are the characters relatable or being true to themselves? Is this book on the right track?

So many questions go through a writers head, but how do you answer them?

TRUST

Yikes, I said it. And for me, this is one of the scariest things to do. I have put months into the chapters I have written so far and the fear of someone taking my work and calling it their own is very real!

This is my question for the week:

  • How do you feel about Beta Readers? Have you ever been a Beta Reader for a novel? If you have, tell us about your experience. If not, would you ever be interested in being one?
  • And for the writers- do you use Beta Readers when writing your novels? If you don’t, is there a reason why? If you do, how do you go about picking this group of people?

I am really excited to see what everyone says about this. Please join in the conversation and lets find out if Beta Readers are worth the time, effort , but more importantly the TRUST.

Around Friday or Saturday of this week, I will write a recap of all the information I found and the conversation we have had. Happy Talking!!!

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