A beta reader is someone, usually a fellow writer, that reads your manuscript and provides advice on how to improve the novel. Is a beta reader something your novel needs? Watch and find out.
If you choose to use a beta reader for your novel, make sure to follow your instincts. If your gut tells you that the beta reader is wrong, don’t make their suggested changes! But make sure to thank them for their time and effort! (:
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