Beta readers are a vital part of any writers’ journey. They offer feedback, advice, and support to writers as they make their journey from first draft, to published works. Recently, I beta read for the wonderful Lorraine Ambers, and I’m currently reading the third book in K.M. Allan’s phenomenal Blackbirch series.
It’s a privilege
Above all other reasons, it’s a real privilege to be a beta reader. The writer you read for entrusts you with their words, something that is never easy to do. You are given the opportunity to read a book that isn’t out in the world yet, and experience the story in it’s editing stages. Not only that, but the author is looking to you for advice and feedback, to help them grow and improve their work. It’s a real honour.
You build relationships
The trust and honesty involved in beta reading means you…
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