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How to Get Effective Feedback from Beta Readers

How to Get Effective Feedback from Beta Readers

By now, everyone knows that I am a big supporter of using beta readers. I think they provide something to a piece that an editor can’t: The response of an actual reader. Yes, editors are readers –and obviously exceptional ones. […]

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Prescriptive Feedback: A Critiquing Don’t

Prescriptive Feedback: A Critiquing Don’t

Giving critique can be tricky. Feedback comes in many forms, largely depending on what the author wants. But giving critique can offer many pitfalls and problems. Sometimes, the writer doesn’t know what they want, or maybe think they know but […]

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Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary!

I have to admit, I’m really surprised that our third anniversary flew past on September 6th and not one of us made a big deal about it. Each of us is all over the place in various facets of our […]

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There’s nothing like a deadline to get you writing…

There’s nothing like a deadline to get you writing…

Not quite a deadline…a “life”line, I suppose? It is with a mix between joyous excitement and overwhelming terror that I announce that I am soon to become a mother. My wife is pregnant and we are expecting to become a […]

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A Follow Up on Beta Readers

A Follow Up on Beta Readers

  I mentioned that during When Words Collide Kate and I sat on a panel called Beta Readers, Critique Partners, and More. I hope it was informative for those in the audience because it definitely sparked points for me. I […]

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REPOST: Beta Readers: You Need Them, Especially When You Think Otherwise

REPOST: Beta Readers: You Need Them, Especially When You Think Otherwise

This weekend Kate and I are covering the Calgary writer’s conference When Words Collide. We also happen to be presenting on a panel together Sunday morning. Our topic is Beta Readers, Critique Partners, and More; I signed up for one reason: […]

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