I’ve said before that critique partners–or more specifically, beta readers–are a must have for writers today. When we finish writing something, editing and revising several times, we begin to lose our objectivity with each pass. We can’t always see the mistakes we’ve made, and we can easily miss weak points because the story is far more developed in our mind than it often is on paper.
Critique partners and beta readers can help fix these issues, if we are willing to listen. Some things they share are helpful and some are not necessary, but it can all help you make sure your writing is telling the story you wanted.
If you’ve always been afraid to have someone else critique your work, you are in for a, well, a treat, I guess. In order to help show what a critique partner can do for you, a very good writing friend…
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