The Unproductiveness of Productivity

We all know how self-help videos, planners, and books have the tagline of “Crush your goals in (insert year here)” They boast how they will increase your productivity. How they will bring order to your life in a way that leaves you free to pursue your own passions. How they will give you the tools … Continue reading The Unproductiveness of Productivity

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Choosing Beta Readers

Very sound advice. -whispers- the Nokia analogy is the best part!

Acres of Ink

Choosing Beta Readers


Congratulations!

You’ve written a book.

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Books are meant to be read, but your first draft is probably not the prize winner you want it to be. Not yet, anyway. That certainly doesn’t mean it can’t be, but you need some fresh eyes. When I first wrote The Elder Throne, my finished first draft was a flawed, exhausted thing. Instead of jumping right into the Beta Reading pool, I knew I had to run it pasta developmental editor for a second opinion. Of course, that’s just me. Not everyone wants to do that, and that’s fair enough. What every writer should do, however, is choose a group of Beta Readers. And here’s how.

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