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JC Hart has invited me to critique her work through a private blog post and it got me thinking.  I really need to do something like that myself.

I have 5 novels in various stages of revision, and rather than keep them all to myself, I should really put them out there so that others can critique them.  Then I thought of something further (scary, I know!) I really need to consider getting myself not only critiquers, but Beta Readers and proof readers too!  And an editor.  Eek!

But the editor part can wait for now.  I want to try traditional print before I go down the Indie path, not because I don’t want to self publish, but I want to know that my work is good enough for a traditional publisher to want before I throw my own work out into the big wide world, because it can be hard to get your work noticed, regardless of whether you go through a publishing house or Indie.

Its a big step to be considered, and I am only part way through a novel, but it is something I am giving serious consideration to and starting from 1st July, I am going to start going through my other stories and deciding which ones I want to put out there.

And instead of putting it through a private blog, I will probably put it up on Google Drive, I can invite people to come and have a look at them and comment on the areas in different colours.

So if anyone out there is interested in critiquing (reading through, finding areas that need work)  romance, science fiction, fantasy, let me know.  If you want to be a beta reader, (someone who reads the story and tells me what they think), or a proof reaader (finding those pesky little errors that I miss) please comment below. 

Critiquing, Beta Readers and Proofreading
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6 thoughts on “Critiquing, Beta Readers and Proofreading

  • June 24, 2013 at 9:04 am
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    I’ll do a beta exchange for you Karen. Not romance, but SFF definitely. Like Cassie, I am putting my stuff up on a private blog. I need alpha readers at the moment.

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    • June 24, 2013 at 1:07 pm
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      Sounds like a great plan Meryl, let me know when you want me, will private message you on fb 🙂

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  • June 24, 2013 at 9:22 am
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    Great step Karen! You know I am always here if you want an extra set of eyes 🙂

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    • June 24, 2013 at 1:07 pm
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      I know I can count on you Cassie – many thanks 🙂

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  • June 24, 2013 at 7:50 pm
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    Hey Karen,

    I’d be happy to read any of those. I’m more of a sci-fi/fantasy geek but I do like a good romance now and again 😉 so I’d be up for reading that too if you need an extra hand 🙂

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    • June 25, 2013 at 6:06 am
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      Thanks heaps, Will keep in touch 🙂

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