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Re: Must I truly need beta readers?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:49 am
by shadowwalker
The trick with betas, as with editors, is to know your story well enough that you understand what advice to take and what advice to politely decline.

Note to williamsadams: again remember - just because one doesn't plan does not mean going off track, nor does planning mean you can't benefit from a second set of eyes. Writers must do what works for them, regardless of other people's misconceptions.

Re: Must I truly need beta readers?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:46 pm
by cynicalwanderer

Re: Must I truly need beta readers?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:50 pm
by writerlincoln
I think if you go the beta route, you need a good amount. At least ten. That way if you have multiple betas saying the same thing, you know you have a problem. Just one person saying something needs to be changed doesn't necessarily mean it needs to be changed. Some betas are awful or are just not right for your book/genre.