Now that we all know what a beta-reader actually is, it's imperative to prepare them prior to reading your unpublished book. This will help all to be on the same page and hopefully avoid confusion. A beta-reader is there to casually read and ultimately critique your work. They are not there to edit or make… Continue reading What Do You Want Your Beta-Readers to Look For?
When an author choses to use a beta-readers they're taking a chance that others are seeing what they are seeing. They are therefore vulnerable to criticism and must be prepared for judgement.
n the literary world there seems to be a divided acceptance and usage of speech tags. To me, they're sometimes necessary but overall they're over used and redundant.