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A Beta Reader? What’s That You Say

A Beta Reader? What’s That You Say

A beta reader is, essentially, someone who reads your work and offers input while it is in draft form. Generally, they look for typos, grammatical errors, continuity issues, etc. in order to help improve and polish your work before its submitted to a publishing professional or made public. (from the website of Literary Rambles) There are more definitions out there but this about sums it up.

Need some more great information about beta readers and what all the fuss is about? You can read another informative article about beta readers on Small Blue Dog Publishing. Actually there is no fuss. All authors need beta readers and from what I can understand from the little bit I have read is they are going to be a lot more helpful than Sister Sara, Aunt Sue or Mom when it comes down to the wire! Anyone you are related to or close to tend to be a little prejudice toward your writing. Don’t you think?

I could research and copy and paste websites for you all day, but I gave you a place to start and now I’m going to go read up some more about beta readers because I am going to need one soon for ‘What Line’! Maybe I’ll see you there. ;)


Merger Successful!

Merger Successful!

I just successfully merged my Crossing The Line Facebook page with my Elle Knowles author Facebook page. This was very scary indeed! I was putting in double duty by having both pages and time is not plentiful these days. I figured it was time to bite the bullet.

My likes and followers from Crossing would transfer over to Elle Knowles if successful. If not, I have no idea. Maybe they would be floating around up in space twinkling down at me on a starlit night. A wink here and a wink there. Or they could do as I hoped. As my finger hovered over the submit button on the request form I was as frightened as I was when faced with the publish button when publishing ‘Crossing The Line’! What if I mess this up and lose everything?

I think I sometimes set myself up for failure but…the process only took a couple of minutes. That’s all. I was prepared for a long wait – a few days at the most. ‘Crossing’ disappeared and there was Elle Knowles in its place! It will take me a lot longer than that to visit every place I have’ Crossing The Line’ Facebook page listed and replace with Elle Knowles!

You can find everything you need to know and then some on Elle Knowles.

Stop by and LIKE and follow along so you won’t miss out on what’s going on with ‘What Line’ – hopefully soon to be published!

Thanks for all your support!



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