Beta Readers 101 - for authors and betas

Hi! Admin Subversivegrrl here.

I am a tireless (some would say tiresome) advocate for the use of a beta reader, and I’ve encountered a fair amount of resistance to the idea from my fellow fan fic writers.

Using a beta can be so important to improving your writing. And it doesn’t have to be scary, I promise! But maybe you need some reassurance. So we’ve decided to share some insights into how the process works, and maybe make the whole thing a little less intimidating while we’re at it.

So please - click through the links below to the articles, and give some thought to working with a beta to polish and hone your stories.


1. What is a "beta", and why should I use one?

2. How to find a beta reader

3. Working with a beta reader