The Emotional Rollercoaster

Just like in the picture above, I've gone on quite a few emotional rides while reading a good book. I've read fantastic books, where at the end I was left satisfied, but sad it was over. I've read horrible books, where I had to fight to finish it. I've even started a few, and just …

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Thoughts on Critiquing and Beta Reading (PT 5)

The Hunt Now that we know what to look for in a Beta Reader or Critique Partner, how do you go about getting one? Preferably a decent one. Ah...this is where it may become tricky. Because there isn't an easy answer. Many writers tend to develop friendships with other writers/readers over time, which can lead …

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Thoughts on Critiquing and Beta Reading (PT 4)

If you have joined or participated in writing groups before, you may have heard of a 'Beta'. Let's recap what a Beta Reader is. 📌 Wikipedia defines as: "A beta reader is usually an unpaid test reader of an unreleased work of literature or other writing (similar to beta testing in software), who gives feedback …

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Thoughts on Critiquing & Beta Reading (PT 3)

Critiquing Partner What is the elusive 'Critique Partner' you may ask. Well to recap the last post: 📌 Helping Writers Become Authors defines as: "A Critique Partner is a fellow writer with whom you exchange critiques of your manuscripts. This, of course, means this person is indeed someone who critiques-not just your mom or your …

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