Questions To Ask Your Beta Reader

K.M. Allan

One milestone to hit in the book writing process is sending your WIP off to beta readers.

Your betas can be family, friends, fellow writers, or even paid for services.

I’ve used all types, including this week when I finally sent my latest work in progress to four fellow writers!

These talented author friends and I have been swapping manuscripts for a few years, giving each other feedback when we all need a set of fresh eyes on our words.

When looking for feedback, I usually just ask them to read the book like a reader and let me know their thoughts. However, earlier this year when being a beta myself, one writer (the awesome Lorraine Ambers) provided questions, and it really helped me to give her the feedback she was looking for.

If you’d like to do the same for any of your betas, here are some ideas.

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