By: Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy
I have a good friend who
reads my work during the first draft process (hi Ann!).
She’s my alpha reader, giving me thoughts on rough novels I dump right from my
head onto the page. Bad pages. Messy pages. Pages that don’t always make sense.
It's a tough job, but she’s worth her weight in gold for the invaluable
feedback she provides me.
The merits of beta readers (people who read and offer feedback on a
Alpha readers aren’t for everyone though, and getting
- Look at rough pages of a work in progress on a chapter by chapter basis
- Look at the entire first draft when it’s complete
- Look at a second draft that’s mostly fleshed out, but not yet polished
Benefits of Alpha Readers
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