So as I am finishing up my editing stages I am moving on to the next phase. The book is finally all polished so now what? Typically it would be sent off to an editor. I haven't decided if I want to use one yet so I am going to be choosing beta readers. This is my first book so I don't really know much about them. I had to do some research here is what I have found about Beta Readers.
What is a Beta Reader?
A beta reader is someone who reads your manuscript and gives you feedback on it. They read it like they would read a recreational book. They aren't editors who are reading each sentence word for word. They simply read it. They report back afterwards and tell you all the kinks that need to be worked out. Any inconsistencies, editing errors or plot problems, they tell you. They can give you feedback on the flow or on certain characters.
Why do I need one?
I know from experience that reading your own material, you ten to miss things. After draft three of my book, I am still finding errors that I missed before. A beta reader can only help. They will find things that we miss time and time again. Sometimes we get so excited for the main conflict that we rush through it. Maybe because we have this idea of a character, we imagine them in our head but don't write it down fully.
© Taylor Lavati 2017
What Readers Have to Say...
"An absolutely heart wrenching read that shows us that at times no matter how much we hope, darkness will find its way to win. "
-Blogger's From Down Under for A Reliant Love
"So this book is the ultimate love story. I like how two ordinary people who is so different and still so alike in so many ways can overcome everything together."
-Angelica Berglund for For The Love of Hockey
"I never thought I would read a "zombie book", much less love one. The Last Legacy really surprised me. Even with the whole people-eating-people thing, it was a fantastic book"
-Melannie S for The Last Legacy
"I could not wait to start book two. If this book was as good as book one, then I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. It wasn't as good as book one...it was better. "
-Keely Retchloff for Finding Sam
"The powers, the love, the excitement, the drama kept me so enthralled. If you are looking for a GREAT series about true love and mythology, look no further... I wish I could rate 10 stars! Definitely recommend this whole series to all my book loving friends!"
-The Book Blog for A Curse Books Trilogy
"For the Love of Ash" by Taylor Lavati was a rare 5-star read for me. I honestly find many typical romances rather dull and predictable. This was not the case at all here; there was nothing average about the romance, overall storyline, and the long list of supporting characters."
-Summer's Book Blog for For The Love of Ash
"Wingless isn't what I would normally pick up and read, but thought I'd try it out and I am so glad I did. The characters and "worlds" she creates are done so well that you can actually picture them and feel like you are there right along with the characters."
-JLH for Wingless
For The Love of Hockey | January 2016
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