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Beta resource

I was on Pinterest last week - as I am want to do - and I stumbled across a link to a blog about Beta Reader Ettiquette. It talks about critiquing in a positive and productive way, and then it talks about taking in that critique in a positive and productive way.

I am not kidding you when I say that in the last week I have had three different conversations about this topic. One about what a writer could be looking for from their reader. One about what the reader could be trying to give to their writer. And the last conversation was about finding you find someone you can mesh with. It's a beautiful thing when a writer and reader can make a team. It doesn't always go well, personalities and defenses clash; but when it's good, it's great!

So go read the article. If you are solely a writer or a reader, it may give you a better perspective of the other side of the fence. It's not waffle cheese, but it's still good.


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Apr. 25th, 2016 07:22 pm (UTC)
This was an awesome article. And ain't NOTHIN' waffle cheese!
Apr. 25th, 2016 07:55 pm (UTC)
Did you make the waffle cheese?
Apr. 25th, 2016 08:01 pm (UTC)
Not yet - but I bought some nice, melty Mexican cheese so TONIGHT! It'll go well with the pasta I'm planning on making. :)
Apr. 25th, 2016 08:13 pm (UTC)
You'll have to take pics of the waffle cheese
Apr. 25th, 2016 08:22 pm (UTC)
If I can keep on on a plate long enough, I WILL!
Apr. 27th, 2016 09:02 pm (UTC)
That is a great article! It really does make it clear how much difference a good beta can make, and that we all need to take a little care with how we deal with each other. THANK YOU! ;-)
Apr. 28th, 2016 01:01 pm (UTC)

A good beta is worth their weight in fudge!
Apr. 29th, 2016 03:44 am (UTC)
Or salted chocolate-covered caramel. :D
Apr. 29th, 2016 08:57 am (UTC)
Yes!!!! This too!
May. 1st, 2016 08:04 pm (UTC)
Good article! When I'm asked to beta-read, I state up front about how I go about doing it and what I think I can bring to the table. If they have different expectations, then we can cheerfully agree that I'm not the beta they're looking for :) I agree, a good beta that meshes well with you is worth their weight in fudge, salted chocolate-covered caramel, and waffle cheese (which I didn't even know existed until now I LIVE UNDER A ROCK OMG)

In other news, I'm suddenly peckish...

May. 2nd, 2016 08:01 pm (UTC)
I only found waffle cheese recently. BUT MAN OH MAN!!! And yeah, I'm wanting all the food now!

Beta/writer relationships need to be nurtured and the more you work together the better or worse they work. THANK YOU!!
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