Interested in reading stories before publication? Want to provide valuable feedback to help shape the finished product?
Then I’m looking for you!
Beta reading isn’t about your knowledge of the craft of writing. It’s about what works and doesn’t work for you as a reader. That’s it!
“I don’t know much about grammar, plot, editing, etc.”
That’s actually perfect! As a beta reader, the most valuable feedback you provide is not in fine details but in high-level feedback.
Examples of valuable feedback:
“I didn’t like when John Smith (protagonist, let’s say) stole the car because it was out of character for him.”
“The bar fight scene felt like it dragged on forever!”
“The scene where he built the bomb was very confusing. I really couldn’t picture it happening that way.”
“I didn’t understand why Jane’s pregnancy was important to the story.”