Why I hired a beta reader

Cinthia offers some excellent reasons for HIRING a beta reader … did I say HIRING loudly enough?

Cinthia Ritchie

I originally wrote this  post for my blog but then realized that I needed a post for 49 Writers so submitted it there instead.

Before I repost that, though, here’s the inside scoop. Last week, I hired a beta reader. I did this, as I do most things, rather impulsively. I was browsing through Twitter, saw a tweet from Carrie Rubin about Kevin Brennan’s beta reader service over at Indie-Scribable, read it over and thought,  hmmmm, why not? The price seemed reasonable and I was struggling, lord, was I struggling with the beginning of my novel. I needed a second opinion, and I needed it fast, and I needed it to be as honest and brutal as possible.

So I shot him off an email, agreed to his terms, sent him my manuscript and, for the next few days, put my damned book away and enjoyed life for…

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2 Responses to Why I hired a beta reader

  1. Thanks so much for the reblog, Marie! Have a great weekend. Enjoy the moon, it’s supposed to be fat and shiny tonight.

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  2. And what a pleasure it was working with Cinthia! I knew she’d jump right into revising, even though she has a 32-mile run this weekend … 😐

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