Seeking Beta Readers

Nat Russo Beta Reading 4 Comments

* * * BETA READERS WANTED * * * If any of you are interested in beta reading Necromancer Falling in JUNE of this year, PLEASE EMAIL ME AT: betareading@erindorpress.com PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFO:– Whether or not you have experience beta reading, and in which genres. (What I’m getting at here is this: “Do you enjoy Fantasy?” If the answer to that question is no, you’re going to hate Necromancer Falling. 🙂 )– Your preferred file format for the manuscript. (MS Word? PDF? Other?)– Your preferred email address (if it’s different than the “from” address). RELEVANT DETAILS:– Necromancer Falling is the sequel to Necromancer Awakening and is book 2 of a trilogy. While it is a self-contained story, it does …

4 Things Every Writer Should Know About Beta Readers

Nat Russo Beta Reading, Editing, How-To 48 Comments

UPDATED JULY 2, 2017 Writing is not a solitary endeavor. Not by a long shot. When a writer finishes a draft of a story, it is usually impossible for them to be objective about what they’ve written. Beta readers take a recently completed story and view it with a level of objectivity that the writer does not possess. But if you’ve never worked with a beta reader before, you shouldn’t jump in blindly. Beta readers can help you bring focus to your story in ways you never imagined. But they can also be less-than-helpful if you’re not specific in your directions. Worse, they can be downright problematic if you’re not careful.     In this article, I’ll go over the …