by Melissa Borg
April 15, 2013

Finally, my first beta reader has finished my WIP (work-in-process). I love getting feedback from them. Why? Because they are honest and will tell me what I'm missing and what they thought of it as a whole. My beta reader is not a writer but an avid reader. I choose them because they are my target audience, not writers, but readers. My next round of readers are all writers so I expect my book to be dripping red questions marks and slashes but this first round gives me hope that the story in its entirety is decent at least.

Plus I know I will constructive criticism, which should be the only type you get on a WIP. If they don't like something, they will give me a reason as to why they didn't like it not just a rewrite.

Now all I need to do is go and pick the manuscript up and have a little heart to heart with my book.

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