Monday, 18 February 2013

A Beta Place

Anyone looking for a beta reader for their YA, MG or NA novel?
It isn’t always easy to find someone of the right age, or with knowledge of your genre, to cast an eye over your manuscript, who isn’t also looking for return feedback on their own work. Not that you are averse to reciprocating, but when you already have eight or more critique partners already, time can become short. (Eight would be ridiculous, by the way. Pick your faves and rediscover what breathing is like.) Or you might want someone new to evaluate it, someone who hasn't seen and suffered every verbal-zit in your WIP.
Well, worry no longer - I found YA Stands the other day, and WOO HOO!
There are lovely people out there in the ether, volunteering to Beta read your-ready-to-submit-but-want-a-final-opinion manuscript. For Free. Honestly. No strings. It’s a useful, supportive site in general, but this part just makes me feel a little bit fuzzy about the world and some of the people in it.
Just to summarise; giving up their time, for you, for free. How fab is that?
 (Fabber than the pun in the title, but I couldn’t resist. Apologies.)

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