What qualifies someone as a beta reader?
Something that was reinforced to me over and over again during my years-long journey with my fantasy novel Dreamlander (coming December 2) was the importance of beta readers. I was blessed to have the input of nearly twenty editors, critique partners, and beta readers. They educated, encouraged, occasionally humbled, and always helped me. Without them, the book would never have made it past the pile-of-pages stage.
Two Types of Beta Readers
Why Are Non-Writing Beta Readers So Valuable?
How to Choose a Non-Writing Beta Reader
Tell me your opinion: What insights do you find non-writers are able to offer after reading your manuscript?
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Story by K.M. Weiland