Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Best of Beta Reading

I make it no secret that I love my beta readers. On both of my recent novels I've been gifted with some smart, incisive critiques. But sometimes the best of it are when they lose their composure, to laugh, or to mock me, or fighting to grasp what just happened.

A few of those moments bear sharing today. They're all anonymous, unless a reader wants to come forward as having typed one of these beauties.

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How couldn't you love these folks?


  1. I see your critique partners have the same sense of humor as mine!

  2. I have one critique partner who always adds humorous notes when she looks at my work. It makes editing so much more fun when it's broken up by random things that make me laugh.

  3. One of my editors sometimes writes random things in the margins of my books such as, "I like cheese." or "now I'm hungry, and we don't have any food in the house" or "need to remember to tell (young daughter's name) not to put her shoes in the spatula drawer"


  4. Wow, I've beta read a few things now and I've never threatened to get on a plane and punch anyone in the groin. I'm going to have to up my game.

  5. Utterly fantastic, Thanks for sharing these!

  6. Awesome feedback. I have a few CPs and betas, but their comments are quite tame.


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