I'm guest posting today on the Clarion Blog! That makes it two weeks in a row I'm writing elsewhere. Not intentionally :) It just sort of worked out that way.
I've written up some basic tips for a better beta reading experience. Here's an excerpt:
It can be nerve wracking to get feedback on something you’ve spent weeks, or years, working on, but getting feedback on your writing can be invaluable. Here are some tips to help make the process easier:
1. Pick the right people for the story. Only ask people whose opinions you respect and who read the genre or subject matter that you’ve written about.
2. Have at least one cheerleader. Their job is to point out all the good things about the story. You’ve worked hard, created something new, and it’s good to celebrate that!
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