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Shamrock

beta reader Beta Reader Needed for Thriller Novel

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I have a novel which has been through several drafts.  The previous draft to the present one was  critiqued via a literacy consultancy. The present draft is a revision based upon the report (nothing major just some structural tweaks and deeper characterization of a main character).  It still needs to proof-read but this will be the final stage but it has been edited.

 

The novel is set in Tennessee, USA and York, England.   It tells the story of two young people who experience major traumas  in their late teens and their journey of reclaiming their faith and finding love by overcoming the 'demon's that besieges them in adulthood.  The word count is about 85K at present. It is the 1st of a two part series and is set in 80 & 90s.

 

I would be willing to Beta read in exchanged. 




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That sounds interesting. I'd be willing to read it and give you feedback on it. I'd be happy to sign any confidentiality agreements or anything like that - just let me know. I've been looking for beta readers for my young adult fantasy novel as well if you're interested. 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Shamrock said:

Thank you for your offer.

I have now found some one to read the work.

That's awesome. Best of luck. :)

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Hi, I'd be interested in reading it and have some familiarity with both Tennessee and England (although not York), as well. If you'd like, you could beta read the entirety of my novel, Under the Crescent Moon, in exchange. It's about 55k words at the moment.

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Thanks BK.

 

I posted this request a while ago and have progressed with the work. It has been fully critiqued both here on this site and by a professional editor/reader. So, I think I am at that stage where I need to see what the feedback is from agents/publisher. Obviously if it bombs, then I will re-think things.

Thanks for the offer.

I have enjoyed reading your work and will continue to critique what you post but I am probably not the best person to do a full assessment as I am fairly new to critiquing people's work I am sure others on the site would be willing to do so - maybe Zee, Alley or Suspensewriter?

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Pardon my ignorance, but what's the difference between "beta" reading someone's work and critiquing it on the Forum?

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8 minutes ago, Zee said:

Pardon my ignorance, but what's the difference between "beta" reading someone's work and critiquing it on the Forum?

Hey Zee,

 

Generally, beta readers get the whole book at one time to offer feedback for - whereas in the forums due to guidelines you can only really post a chapter or two at a time - at least that's my understanding of it. I think it's easier to get an idea of what an author is trying to do if you get it all in once piece vs. piece meal. 

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