Hey, kids, do you know what time it is?

It's (almost) Writer's Chat time - tomorrow night, Thursday the 4th, 10 pm Eastern Daylight Time (check the Time Zone Converter, above the Events box on the left, to figure out your local time) and we're going to be talking about Beta Readers -- how to be one, as well as how to work with one!

There's a reason we're revisiting this topic (besides the fact that we are strong believers in the process of working with a neutral reader when you're writing) and that's because we're getting ready to revamp our list of available beta readers.

We haven't talked much about this since NL launched, and as a result there are quite a few people who once signed up to act as beta readers for our community here but are no longer active on the site. Recently we've had some frustrations when writers have been looking for a reader and can't find anyone on the list who's still offering those services. So it's time to clean up and rebuild the list!

SO: if you're currently a beta reader listed here on Nine Lives, you might want to take a look at your beta profile (go to "Account Info" and click on "Edit Beta Profile" under "Profile and Preferences) to make sure it's up to date as far as your availability and what assistance you're willing to offer.

If you're NOT already listed, but think you'd like to work with other authors to help them with their stories, fill out a beta profile! And if you're not sure, take a look at the information under "Writing Resources" on "Beta Readers 101."

In either case, we hope to see you tomorrow night!

--subversivegrrl on May 03, 2017 6:34pm 1 Comments

Only just catching up on things and seeing this post. I have a great beta from the list and worked with a previous one too. But i know from the past I've contacted people listed and they either aren't doing it now or didnt respond. Update will be great and thanks to everyone who does this job! 

- NotEnoughTimeOnMyHands on June 04, 2017 4:25pm