Welcome back to another Open Book Blog Hop! Things got a little away from me last week, so I took an impromptu break.
This week’s question for us to ponder is “If you could choose one author, living or dead, to be your beta partner, who would it be and why?”
And remember to pay a visit to my fellow writers to see what they have come up with. You can find their works here!
Wow, this one is a real challenge this week. Having recently published my first book, I know all too well the importance of beta readers. It’s an opportunity to get eyes on your manuscript that aren’t your own and aren’t your editor. It’s a chance to receive feedback from readers and make some final adjustments to the book.
To answer the question, well there are two pretty obvious answers about to come from me. I am sure not one of you will be surprised to hear me put forward Stephen King and Terry Pratchett again. But then neither write in my genre, so that might be an issue. Two of my test readers are authors themselves. Both I came to know through reviewing their books some years ago now. And both have supported, encouraged and advised throughout the process. Both Richard Dee and A.K. Alliss have been test readers for me, and for that I am very greatful.
In all reality, I’d say the ideal test reader aside from being your dream authors, should be as representative a selection of your target readership as possible.